When moving into a new neighborhood, there are some things to consider before buying the house.
Activities for kids
If you have kids, you want to make sure you are moving into a friendly neighborhood where your kids can get off the digital devices and play outside all day long with the other kids. Think about the location; is there a library nearby? Is there a public swimming pool for those hot summer days? Are there summer camps the kids could join? What about school? Are there good reviews of schools in the area? Is there a nearby park? I could keep going but I think you get the point.
If you have pets, it would be a good idea to research where to take them to the groomers, vets, dog park, ext. Also, if your family wants to take a vacation and the pet cannot come along, it would be a good idea to find a pet daycare in the area. You could of course drop them off at a family member’s if that is an option! Or maybe hire a pet sitter.
If you are someone who likes to stay active whether it be in a gym, or within the community, definitely make sure to research on how you can get involved. It also all depends on where the house you are interested in is located. For example, is the house located in the city, suburbs, or country? Location is very important and can set the tone for your new home experience. I personally would like to live near a grocery store and some restaurants for those days I don’t feel like cooking and I’m sure many of you can relate with me on that one!