When you are looking for a new home, finding the right location is equally, if not more, important than find the right home. Finding an safe area at an affordable price surrounded by everything you need can get overwhelming and tricky at times.
Here are few things to consider when deciding on a neighborhood:
Crime and Safety: Finding crime statistics in a neighborhood or town is very easy. Simply Google the name of the town and “crime statistics by neighborhood”. And of course, take a drive around the area so you can check out the town or neighborhood for yourself.
Proximity to Local Amenities: Make a list of your most important amenities such as hospitals, schools, work, airports, tourist centers, etc. Take the most important ones and determine a location that would fulfill all of your needs.
Quality of Schools: For most families, finding a home located in a town with a great school system is very important. Do you research on schools in the areas your interested in.
Commute to Work: No one wants to have a long commute to work every morning. Find a neighborhood that is sensitive to your morning commute.