Say you’ve found a house for sale in an area that’s unfamiliar to you. How do you figure out if it’s going to be the ideal neighbourhood.
Take a Walk
The first step is to take a walk! Stroll the neighbourhood and explore. If you get the chance, chat with homeowners and get their opinions of the area. Ask what they love about it. Ask what they don’t like.
Next determine how the neighbourhood is going to fit with your lifestyle. You’ll want to consider things like commuting routes, local amenities, schools, parks, shopping, etc. Google Maps is a great tool for this. Just turn on satellite view and get a bird’s eye view of the areas features.
Get the latest data on neighbourhood characteristics such as noise, demographics, crime rates, and more. You’ll be surprised by how much data is available, and the valuable insights you can gain about what it’s going to be like to live there.
Explore the Options
Now that you’ve determined your ideal neighbourhood it’s time to explore your options! Using DK Group's website you can search for your dream home by neighbourhood. You’ll be able to see specific location information for each individual listing such as exact distance to transit, schools, parks, and so much more! Make informed decisions about your new home’s location, ensuring it aligns perfectly with your lifestyle and preferences.