How to Choose a Neighborhood

Real Estate

How To Choose a Neighborhood

Buying a new home is exciting. Whether you’re moving across the country or
across town, I am here to help! Today let's talk about location, location, location!
Choosing a  neighborhood is a critical component of your home search. Finding
the right home is not enough to live a nice lifestyle. The neighborhood is
just as important, not only for your enjoyment, but it affects the resale value as
well. Choosing the right community takes a little research, but it’s well worth it to
love where you live. 

Here are 3 things to consider

1. Safety – First and foremost, the safety of the neighborhood is important.
Fortunately, there are multiple ways to get details concerning safety.
Search local crime statistics through local police sites and public online
search sites. Spend time driving through the community, talk with
neighbors, and pay attention to the security of the homes themselves; a
community where most homes have extra security could be a sign of

2. Schools – Regardless of whether you have children in the home, or plan to,
the quality of the local schools is a big factor in home values, and is easy to
research. Visit the district’s website and read about their test scores and
rankings. Extracurricular activities are also a large factor in the desirability
of the schools; watch for art, music, and athletic programs.

3. Conveniences – Remember that you’ll need to shop for groceries, work out
at a gym, enjoy entertainment, and dine out. As you drive through
potential communities, take note of the local availability of the extras you


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