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How to Choose the Right Neighbourhood to Live In

Moving can be a great thing for your family. True, it will pose several challenges like looking for a new house in a new neighbourhood. And there is always that critical stage of adjustment to a new environment and probably a different lifestyle. However, there is always an upside.


Moving can be a great thing for your family. True, it will pose several challenges like looking for a new house in a new neighbourhood. And there is always that critical stage of adjustment to a new environment and probably a different lifestyle. However, there is always an upside.

Oftentimes, choosing the right neighbourhood is just as critical as finding the right house. So let’s take a closer look at how you can spot the best new vicinity for your family. Here are a few ways to get you excited and efficient in relocating.

Family values

There is no perfect neighbourhood. Different neighbourhoods have their own shares of awesome features and difficult challenges. Hence, the obvious first step is to ask yourself what is most important to you and your family. Talk it over with your family. Honesty is the best policy.

Here are a few questions to get you started. Do you prefer a quieter neighbourhood close to nature or a more active area with lots of amenities for gathering with family and friends? Would you prefer a close-knit community or something with a little more privacy and anonymity?

Safety

There are places that have higher crime rates than others. It would be smart to check the statistics before deciding which neighbourhood to house hunt for. This is probably one of the most important criteria you should look into after coming up with your family values and preferences.

If you have no target state or city yet, you might want to do a quick Internet search for crime rates throughout the country or Google the top safest places to live in. There are several online tools out there that you can use. If you have a target location, you can always drive by and talk to your local authorities or ask the locals.

Transportation

Transportation and mobility are other areas for consideration. You can ask questions like how you prefer to travel. Would you prefer to take the bus or bike? How long will it take you to get to your daily destinations?

Would you rather spend more time with your family than getting stuck in heavy traffic? A smaller house with a shorter commute is sometimes far better than a larger house with a longer commute. So take this into consideration.

Ocular visits

Whatever your preferences are, it is always best to personally visit different neighbourhoods and observe if the people are friendly and welcoming. Take note of the houses around and possible future developments. If you move today, chances are, the neighbourhood might drastically change in a few years.

Imagine how awesome it would be to finally find and live in your ideal neighbourhood! It’s not easy. You have to invest a little of your time and effort. We hope that we have made it a little bit easier for you. In the next blog post, we will share how Domobase can help you find the best home once you have narrowed down to a few ideal neighbourhoods. So good luck and happy neighbourhood hunting!

Real Estate, redefined

Whether you’re buying as an investment property, or just because you’d like somewhere new to live, let us here at Domobase make it easier for you. We connect you with only the very best Real Estate Agents and Landlords, meaning you’re only shown the very best properties that fit your requirements as closely as possible. How do we make it easy for you? By keeping it simple. All you need to do is download our app, fill in your details and link up your social media profile. within a few days, we’ll have up to three first-rate industry professionals get in touch with you. That’s all there is to it.


Jeff is a full-time family man by day and a multipotentialite by night. When not writing for Domobase, he's usually creating music, learning new skills, or working on his businesses till the wee hours of the morning.