What factors should I consider before looking?
Choosing A Neighborhood
In many ways the neighborhood you decide to build in is even more important than the home you chose to live in. Here are some questions to ask yourself:
- How does the streetscape look? As you drive down the street, does it look more like a row of garages or homes?
- Are there parks, walking paths, and other open areas outside for recreation?
- Are there a variety of home styles, or does every home look the same?
- Can you see yourself living there? Do you feel as though you belong there?
- Proximity to work centers, highways, public transportation and other transit will have a great impact on your quality of life. Are there paths of travel convenient for you?
- Basic services should be easily accessible, like grocery stores, restaurants, post offices, and dry cleaners. What services are in your new neighborhood?
- Hospitals and medical care should be within a reasonable driving distance. In case of emergency, what medical offices are close by?
Above all, look for a friendly neighborhood that instantly makes you and your family feel welcome.