How Do I Choose the Right Neighborhood?

West Park Exterior photoChoosing a new home community can be just as important as choosing the type of home to buy.

So, how do you go about figuring out which neighborhood is best for your family? You can start by creating a list of everything you need in a community. Look at the pros and cons of the neighborhood and its surroundings, including things like a range in property value, type of property, schools, distance to employment, shopping, recreation, etc.

To start out, ask yourself the following questions:

What type of community environment would you prefer? Some people prefer a downtown, urban vibe, while others want a neighborhood that’s family-friendly. Other home buyers may want a community that offers more of a laid back, out-in-the-country setting.

What types of shopping, restaurants and businesses would you like to see nearby? Do you want to be near a shopping mall, or would you prefer to frequent smaller, locally-owned “Mom and Pop” type stores? If you have children, you may want a community that’s close to sports fields and open park land, as well as movie theaters, art galleries, museums and a library.

What type of leisure activities do you enjoy? Many new home communities offer recreational amenities such as resort-style pools, tennis courts, hiking trails, basketball courts, nature areas and more.

What type of commute do you prefer? If you work from home, your location may not matter as much. But if you travel frequently, easy access to the airport could be a big factor in your decision. Other things to consider are whether you prefer to commute to work by car or use mass transit and how much time you want to spend traveling back and forth every day.

What type of home do you prefer? If you don’t want to handle yard care or even exterior maintenance, look for new home communities that feature zero-lot line housing. These homes extend close to the edge of their property lines, which means less yard space and fewer yard care responsibilities. Another option to consider is a community that offers multi-generational housing. This is often the ideal solution for young adults who move back in with their parents, or adults who are caregivers. These homes offer extra bedrooms or even small apartments or guest houses to give each generation its own living space.

When choosing a new home community in north Dallas, Landon Homes has new homes for sale in popular neighborhoods in McKinney, Frisco, Little Elm and Plano. These communities offer exceptional schools, arts, entertainment and recreational facilities. Choose from a variety of floor plans suitable for empty nesters or growing families. Visit the Landon website today or contact us at 866-898-3603 for more information.

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