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How to Choose the Best Neighborhood: 1

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

neighborhood-1When you are preparing to move, the neighborhood you will ultimately live in is and should be a very important consideration. This is especially true if you currently have children or plan to have kids. However, it should be a concern for childless couples as well as single individuals. We all want to be in a good, safe neighborhood. Our ideas of what constitute as a good neighborhood may differ, but there are some universal tips you can follow to help you find the best one for you.

By and large, several factors are almost universally important, though they may differ for you personally. You want to check out the quality of the schools in a potential neighborhood, as well as traffic conditions, property values, the crime rates, how much construction goes on or is planned, and the neighborhoods proximity to areas like your job, hospitals, schools, the stores, public transportation, freeways and airports, and prisons. You may want to see how close the neighborhood is to any applicable beaches or lakes as well, in addition to parks, museums, stadiums, theaters, and other sites for cultural activities.