There are many factors to consider when selecting a neighborhood that is right for you. Below are just a few of the many factors. You may think of others that are important to you as well. Please write them on your Home Search Criteria form, so they do not get forgotten. Neighborhoods have characteristic personalities designed to best suit single people, growing families, two-career couples, or retirees. Investigate to determine if the neighborhood matches your lifestyle and personality.
Scout out the Neighborhood!
It is important that you scout the neighborhood in person. You live in more than your house.
• Talk to people who live there.
• Drive through the entire area at different times of the day, during the week and on weekends.
• Look carefully at how well other homes in the area are being maintained; are they painted, are the yards well cared for; are parked cars in good condition, etc.