Strategies for Selecting the Best Neighborhood for Your New Home

Whether you’re looking for a new home or planning to build, it’s an exciting time. But it can also be stressful. There’s so much to think about from the size of the home and yard to the neighborhood you want to live in. All of it is important, but the neighborhood is arguably the biggest factor to consider when choosing a home. How will you know what neighborhood is best for you and your family? This guide, with the help of an experienced real estate agent in Greensboro, NC, will give you strategies for selecting an ideal neighborhood.

Research the Schools in the Area

If you have children or plan to have any, the school district for your neighborhood will play a big part. Research the schools in the area and determine which school or schools you would prefer your children attend. Will your children attend public school? Then the neighborhood you move to will determine where they attend. If you plan to send your children to private or charter schools, the public school district will not play as big of a factor in your decision. However, in the case of most private and charter schools, you will be your child’s transportation to and from school, so make sure you don’t set yourself up for too long of a drive twice a day.

Convenience to Work, Activities, and Daily Needs

Think about the places you go on a daily basis. You will want to choose a neighborhood that allows you a reasonable drive to work and any other place you need to go regularly. Think about proximity to grocery stores and how close you wish to be to the errands you run on a regular basis. Do you have a church you attend? A gym you prefer? These are all important things to consider when moving to a new neighborhood.

City, Suburbs, or Country?

Think about the type of lifestyle you want. Do you want to live on a city block where you can walk into town as often as you like? Are you looking for a suburban home in a nice development with neighbors and community amenities? Or do you want to be way out in the country with a big piece of land and some peace and quiet? If you’re not sure what you want, look at a variety of different homes and properties in different neighborhoods. Stand in the front or backyard and look, listen, and feel. You’ll get a sense of each place and you’ll know if it’s right for you.

Smith Marketing and Allen Tate Realtors® Will Help You Find Your Ideal Neighborhood

Meet with an experienced real estate agent and your thoughts and ideas can be channeled into a productive property search. Smith Marketing lists homes and home sites with lots of information, including neighborhood details that can help you decide if a property is in an ideal location. Your Allen Tate Realtors® can show you just the ones that match your criteria, streamlining the process and making your life easier. Call (336) 215-7880 to speak with a real estate agent today.