From your commute to the kind of atmosphere you want, choosing your next neighbourhood takes a little research.
When looking for a home, choosing the right neighbourhood is just as critical as picking the right property. Here are five factors to consider when selecting your new home’s location:
SCHOOLS AND PARKS
If you have children, this is probably your first consideration. If you have a particular school in mind, royallepage.ca has a dedicated Search tool that allows you to narrow down listings within your chosen school catchment area.
PROXIMITY TO AMENITIES
If convenience is important to you, you may want to consider choosing a location that’s close to where you will be running the majority of your errands. Map out the nearest pharmacy, grocery store, and big box retailers. The same goes for gyms, restaurants and coffee shops. Use our Lifestyle Search tool to select which amenities matter most to you and search for a home in close proximity.
GREEN SPACES AND TRAILS
Do you have a dog that needs regular exercise? Are you a runner who likes to have a go-to route near home? Be sure to take a drive or walk around the area and keep an eye out for things like sidewalks, walking trails and parks.
Whether you drive or take transit, understanding how long it will take you to commute to your workplace is an important factor for work-life balance. Royallepage.ca has the Travel Time Search tool that allows you to search for homes by travel time parameters.
It’s a good idea to investigate the future potential of your desired neighbourhood to decide if the outlook will be suitable for you and your family. Keep an eye out for construction sites, new residential buildings and future amenities in your prospective community.