When you are searching for a new home, location is one of the most important parts of your search. Whether you are looking for a great community for your family or you are looking for complete privacy, enjoying where you live in essential if you want to love your home. So how can you tell if you will love your neighborhood when you are looking at homes to buy? Keep reading and we will show you!

What’s close by?

Think about what you do on a day-to-day basis. Do you go to the gym? What area of town will you be working in? Is there a food store you love living near? If these are places you go to on a very regular basis, it’s a good idea to keep their location in mind when searching for your dream home. Living close by will make your life easier. You may not realize how much you love living by them until you no longer do. By that point, you may end up becoming resentful of your home. Make a list of places you go to nearly daily.

Do you like quiet or lively?

Do you enjoy a nice quiet night in most nights or do you enjoy being close to downtown and the bars? You may love hanging out with your friends every weekend, but that does not mean you want to live nearby. With that said, if you love being able to walk to restaurants and coffee shops daily, living close to the city may be very important in the location you chose to purchase your home in.

Do you need friends nearby?

Some people love their friends to live close by, while others need space between them and their friends. Even if they don’t need their friends to be in a walking distance, some people need to be close enough so that their friends will still come and visit them. If this is a necessity to you, make sure that you communicate that to your realtor and let them know the exact areas your friends live. It’s also a great idea to ask your friends what they like and don’t like about their neighborhoods. This will help you know what kinds of things to look for and perhaps stay away from. Make sure that you visit a few different neighborhoods and see which one’s check many of your boxes. Some people just have a feeling about a neighbor and know instantly that it’s “the one”. Make sure that you make these lists before you start home searching, it will save you a lot of time and perhaps will help you from choosing the wrong home.

If you are ready to find the perfect neighborhood for your family, we would love to help! Contact us today to get started!