• Real Estate Expertise by the Shore

2000 Bellmore Street Ocean Township, NJ 07755

732-517-0102

523 Main Street Bradley Beach, NJ 07720

(732) 455-5252

Compare Listings

3 Major Factors To Consider Choosing a Neighborhood

3 Major Factors To Consider Choosing a Neighborhood

3 Major Factors To Consider
Choosing a Neighborhood

Buying a new home is exciting. Whether you’re moving across the country or across town, finding the right house is just one part of choosing the best option. The neighborhood in which the home is located is a critical component of lifestyle as well. Here are 3 of the most important considerations as you search for the right community to call home.  

  1. Safety – First and foremost, the safety of the neighborhood is important. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to get details concerning safety. Search local crime statistics through local police sites and public online search sites. Spend time driving through the community, talk with neighbors, and pay attention to the security of the homes themselves; a community where most homes have extra security could be a sign of trouble.
  2. Schools – Regardless of whether you have children in the home, or plan to, the quality of the local schools is a big factor in home values, and is easy to research. Visit the district’s website and read about their test scores and rankings. Extracurricular activities are also a large factor in the desirability of the schools; watch for art, music, and athletic programs.
  3. Conveniences – Remember that you’ll need to shop for groceries, work out at a gym, enjoy entertainment, and dine out. As you drive through potential communities, take note of the local availability of the extras you need.

Finding the right home is not enough to live a nice lifestyle. The neighborhood is just as important. Not only for your enjoyment, but it affects the resale value as well. Choosing the right community takes a little research, but it’s well worth it to love where you live.

img

Chuck

    Related posts

    Organize and Declutter While You’re Home

    Organize and Declutter While You’re Home During a time when so many people are hunkering down at...

    Continue reading
    by Chuck

    Changes in the Mortgage Market Since COVID-19

    Changes in the Mortgage Market Since COVID-19 It's been difficult to adjust to a new normal during...

    Continue reading
    by Chuck

    5 Questions Buyers Have During the Coronavirus Outbreak Answered

    5 Questions Buyers Have During the Coronavirus Outbreak Answered Everyone is being affected in...

    Continue reading
    by Chuck