Top Features of A Good Neighborhood
When house hunting, finding the perfect neighborhood is just as important as finding the perfect house, but what are some of the top features you should look for? Considering factors like commute, schools, safety, and entertainment options are essential to finding the right neighborhood for you and your family.
Choosing a neighborhood that works for you can be a daunting task, especially if you’re relocating to a new city and aren't familiar with the area. Thankfully, not only does Pulte build homes in great communities, but we also have plenty of resources to help you make the best decision. How do you identify a great neighborhood? Let's look at a few factors.
1. Low Crime Rate
Whether you’re looking for a bustling downtown expanse or a quiet suburban neighborhood where the kids can play, everyone can appreciate the benefits of a low crime rate. Low crime rates give residents peace of mind when it comes to things like the safety of their children and valuable belongings. Rather than looking over your shoulder every time you come home, good neighborhoods allow you to feel more at rest, day or night. Trulia’s Crime Maps provide useful insight into crime rates in your prospective neighborhood.
2. Excellent Schools
High ranking elementary, middle, and high schools are a magnet for families with children. Great neighborhoods often have good schools where children can not only receive a well-rounded, properly-funded education, but also safely get to and from school without worry. Since good neighborhoods include a low crime rate, they are often safe enough for children to walk home or take the school bus. GreatSchools.org is an excellent resource to help locate the best schools for your children’s education.
3. Nearby Essentials
Good neighborhoods don’t make you travel over the river and through the woods to find what you need. This means that grocery stores, shopping plazas, movie theaters, and restaurants are all nearby. While essentials may not always be within walking distance, good neighborhoods will offer conveniences without making you fight traffic traveling across town to find what you need.
Where to Look?
Are you looking to relocate but have no idea where to start? Not a problem! Our resources not only give insight into various communities around the country but also what makes a particular city such a great move. Here are a few to check out:
Ready to Start Searching?
When is the best time to buy a house? Really, any time. And your search can be made easier with Pulte, since we build in great communities all across the United States. Not only are our homes built with you and your family in mind, providing flexible floorplans so that your home is as versatile as you need it to be, but our homes are built to the highest quality standard, to ensure that you and your family enjoy it for years to come. Discover our new builds across the country to find the house of your dreams.
Contributed to Your Home blog by Joshlin Grayson
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