How do I Know If I’ll Love a New Neighborhood?

It can be tempting to stay within your current location when looking for a new place to live. This is especially true for the 32% of homebuyers who are buying a home for the first time.

However, your house hunting experience gives you the opportunity to look beyond your current location to find a new home community you’ll really love. But how do you know if a new neighborhood is really the best choice for you or if you’ll regret your decision after you’ve bought your house?

To help give you a sense of confidence about your new potential neighborhood, consider the following questions to ask yourself as you search for your new home.

  1. Is walking distance important to you? For some homebuyers, it’s important for certain stores to be within walking distance. Be sure to ask yourself if walking is something that’s important to you or if you’d be alright with making commutes to the store on a regular basis.
  2. What do you need to have close to you? If you are a fan of walking, it’s important to ask yourself what stores you need to have close to you. You may be willing to make a ten to 15-minute drive to your yoga class, but may not be as willing to make such a commute to the store.
  3. What kind of environment do you want to live in? Many homeowners enjoy low maintenance living while other prefer the hustle and bustle of city life. Be sure to visit the neighborhoods you’re drawn to throughout the day to get a good feel for what they’re like at different hours.
  4. Do you know the environment you like or are you guessing? Don’t assume a certain noise-level is your preference due to your age. Millennial homeowners who may feel they would match with noisy neighborhoods because of their youth may find they actually prefer peace and quiet.

It doesn’t have to be a challenge to find a home for sale in your ideal neighborhood. ParkView at Chesterbrook offers a low maintenance living community in an ideal location just minutes away from Whole Foods, Wegmans, and King of Prussia Mall.

With townhomes located within the top-ranked school district in the U.S., you’ll want to take a look at the homes for sale in Chesterbrook PA. For more information on our luxury townhomes, contact ParkView at Chesterbrook today.