Tips for Picking the Right Neighborhood

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There are many neighborhoods in Northeast Tallahassee, so picking the right one can be a bit overwhelming. So, how will you know which neighborhood is right for you? There are a few factors that can help you narrow down your search, including affordability, crime levels, amenities, future plans, and schools.

Affordability

It’s important to tell your realtor your budget for a potential apartment or house as it makes no sense to shop in areas that are out of your reach–even though it could be fun. So, find a good neighborhood in Tallahassee that not only fits your budget but also your values.

Schools

If you’ve got kids or plan on having a few, the quality of your local school district is a vital factor in your decision to buy a home. Even if you’ve got no kids, the local school district’s reputation will affect the price of your home if you plan to sell it in the future.

Amenities

The amenities found in an area may have a more significant effect on its appeal, so to find a good neighborhood, you need to find out what sort of shops, grocery stores, banks, and restaurants are nearby. It’s best to do this sort of research by walking around the neighborhood and talking with locals. Spend your afternoon at the local park or have a drink at the nearby cafe to assess the possibility of living in the area.

Commute

Taking your daily commute into account is another vital factor in selecting the best neighborhood for you. Some of the most important factors to consider include traffic patterns, pricing, and accessibility to public transportation.

A couple of questions you should answer include:

How far is the closest bus stop from your potential home?

How much will you pay for your weekly commute?

Crime rate

It’s important to feel safe while living in your house, so make sure to consider the area’s crime rate when doing some neighborhood research. There are lots of sites that will give you information about the rate of crime in a certain neighborhood, the various crimes that have occurred as well as how often they’ve occurred.

Future plans

When considering the factors of picking the right neighborhood, you should always look forward to the future. If you see yourself living in this house for some time, it’s not always wise to sacrifice a good neighborhood in exchange for cheaper rent. Click here if you have questions.

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