One of the big challenges in finding a potential home to purchase is to determine which neighborhood suits you and your family best. Do you want a quiet neighborhood with architectural charm, or a more developed area with lots of young families and children around, or are you looking for the cosmopolitan feel of a city area?
What are the best ways to checkout potential neighborhoods? The starting point should always be a list of the critical factors for you and your family.
What are your drivers? Is it:
- Access to public transportation?
- Proximity to work?
- Great schools?
- Public parks?
- Active recreational areas?
- Art and Culture?
- Specific shops or restaurants?
Once you have a mental or actual list of the things…