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5 Things That Make A Good Neighborhood

When you’re looking for a home, the right neighborhood is one of the most important factors to consider. Here are five things that make for a great neighborhood.

Schools

This one seems pretty obvious, but it bears repeating. Good schools are essential to a good neighborhood. Quality schools ensure that families will continue wanting to live in the neighborhood which increases the value of homes.

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Nearby Entertainment & Food

You’re probably not going to spend every night at home, so you’ll want convenient options when going out, for both activities and restaurants. Check out Yelp or a local blog to get an idea of the level of entertainment and food options.

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Low Crime Rate

Living in a safe neighborhood is one of the most important factors when choosing a home and is high on most buyers’ lists. There are a number of online resources that can give you an idea of the area’s crime rate.

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Good Outdoor Spaces

Quality outdoor spaces such as parks or pools are signs of a neighborhood with tons of cost-effective activities for all ages.

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The Look

Residents who feel pride in their neighborhood are more likely to keep their home looking good, rather than letting their home slip in value.