Often times for invested home buyers who do their research, the belief is that you don’t choose the neighborhood, the neighborhood chooses you. When it does, you feel a passing wave of relief, and the fit naturally feels right. Wouldn’t you like to feel something similar as you embark on your home hunt? Here are some of our tips for finding a neighborhood that is a match for you and your family.
Your home is your nesting ground, the place you go to unwind and be yourself when the rest of the world isn’t looking. The style of home you choose should reflect your family’s personalities and shared habits. The decision you make about the type of home you will buy is contingent on your desired level of privacy. Are you more of a private person? Then suburbanite living is for you. Do you like waking up to busy streets and sidewalks? Then you may want to choose a location closer to your city. It should be noted that a 2016 a national trend indicated that people in heavily trafficked Metropolitan areas opted to head for lower-density suburban areas, and millennials, too, as they are finding more opportunities for career growth in the suburbs.
You’re not going to invest in a community that doesn’t invest in you, but if you’re looking to build a strong community network, you’ll need to put yourself out there. Do a little investigation work; find out what kind of community classes your neighborhood offers. Are there any annual events, like garden walks or block parties, or recreational or church services that are accessible in that area? Are there hobby groups or clubs for children? Is there a neighborhood association you can talk to? Introduce yourself to potential neighbors and get a feel for the kind of environment that is being fostered.
Most Importantly: Visualize
Regardless of what areas you tour during the home buying process, and regardless of whether you find your ultimate dream home, you will never fully love where you’re living unless you love the neighborhood. A home and its neighborhood go hand in hand, and so it’s important for you to imagine yourself going about your daily routines every morning. Will you jog on the trail behind your yard? Are the streets well-lit for when you take your dog for an evening stroll? Can you see yourself spending a lot of time on your porch, soaking in the sights and sounds of community splendor? If you can, then you’ve found your residence of comfort.
We at Phillips Real Estate want to help you find your residence of comfort in the Kingfisher, Okarche, Cashion, Crescent, and Piedmont or one of the surrounding rural areas. We also specialize in farm and ranch properties in central Oklahoma! Conduct a search for listed properties today!