Christie Cannon Frisco has worked with home buyers and sellers for 10 years as a Keller Williams real estate agent. In that time she has noted some of the most important factors in choosing a new neighborhood, which have been listed below.
- Educational opportunities. If you plan on raising a family in your new home, you should make sure that it is close to good school systems. Even for buyers who elect private education choices, or may not have school aged children, the school district of a home & community often have a very large effect on the resale, pricing,& desirability of a home.
- Crime rate. The crime rate of your neighborhood is a huge factor in where you will live; you don’t want your family exposed to danger. Don’t just consider violent crimes, but look at break-ins or drug busts in the area as well.
- Proximity to lifestyle, shopping, & entertainment choices. You may not wish to drive thirty minutes to the grocery store whenever you forget some ingredients for dinner. Being close to retail stores and restaurants is an often good thing. It is important to weigh factors such as traffic, access, &location when making the right buying choice.
- Neighborhood atmosphere.Neighborhoods are diverse & dynamic, they change shape constantly as a city grows. From Active-Adult Lifestyles, to low maintenance executive homes, to families with children seeking great community amenities, it is important to get a feel for how the community shares, interacts, & how it may affect your lifestyle.
- Proximity to work. A long commute every morning and evening can quickly turn a good job into a nightmare. Often this is one of the most difficult balancing acts that a potential must weigh. Don’t choose your house without knowing the potential commute.
Local real estate agent and buyer’s agents in particular will be able to give you more information on picking the perfect new home.