Choosing a new place to live can be stressful. It can also be exciting. And guess what? It’s usually both.
Where you live impacts your whole life, so you want to make the right decision. But how do you select the perfect neighborhood? What should you look for?
You already know what you want in a home. Here’s how to decide whether the neighborhood you’re looking at will square with your lifestyle too.
Start by making a list of places you find yourself going to fairly often, like the grocery store, library or bank. Make sure these are all within walking distance — or at least easily accessible by bike or transit.
Do you love spending time outdoors? Maybe you’re an avid runner or cyclist, or you like to take your dog on long walks each day. You’ll want to look into homes close to parks so you can get your quality time in some green space.
If you currently find yourself hiking across town on various errands, let’s make sure you have the option of a nearby bus or train at your new place. Nobody likes ordering a rideshare just to get a pint of ice cream when the craving hits.
There are some things almost everyone needs, like a laundromat or a pharmacy. No one wants a long trek to get their laundry done. And when you’re sick, you’ll want proximity to a doctor’s office and a pharmacy.
It’s important to plan for all of these situations now, so you don’t find yourself stranded in the middle of a neighborhood that’s picturesque, quiet — and 10 blocks from the nearest food store.
Are you looking to move? Get in touch so we can work together to find the perfect area for you.