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How to Choose the Best Neighbourhood

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When moving house, there are many decisions to be made. The move itself takes a great deal of planning and preparation, from packing your cartons, to planning removal, arranging storage, and more.

But what about your new destination? Before you organise and schedule your moving day, you’ll have begun considering your final landing point. A move with your family can be a truly exciting time! As you search for your next home, you’ll be getting to know an unfamiliar area, and diving into a fresh, new life. You may have decided upon a new city or region, but how do you settle on selecting a neighbourhood? With these tips from Lynns Removals and Storage, you’ll be able to consider your needs, assess your options, and choose the best neighbourhood for you and your family.

Your Unique Needs

Together with your spouse or family, discuss the purpose of your move and what you need in your new home and neighbourhood. If you’re planning to expand your family, you’ll need increased space. If your relocation is for a career move, you may want to consider if you’ll need to be in an area with a shorter commute. Make a list of must-haves for your future neighbourhood.

What Do You Want?

After you’ve determined what you can’t live without, think about what would make you happy. A nearby park would be ideal for the kids, but is it necessary? Perhaps a large property and expansive yard is a different option? Would you like to be within walking distance of shops and restaurants? Weighing these additional considerations will help you narrow down your search even further.

What Will This Neighbourhood Offer That Your Previous One Did Not?

Go ahead and compare potential neighbourhoods with your current one. Moves are often about seeking a better lifestyle. What did your old neighbourhood lack and how can you find this in your new town? Maybe your previous area did not have a friendly group of neighbours. In that case, you’ll want to seek out places where a sense of community is strong.
Knowing what you want more clearly can also help you avoid choosing a new neighbourhood that is almost identical to your previous one.

Location, Safety, Schools

These are hugely important considerations when it comes to buying a new home. For families, residing in areas with strong schools is a priority. As you begin to hone in on neighbourhoods you like, check out their local school reputation. This information can be easily found on the Internet, through both statistics and online forums. Additionally, you can research safety information and crime data for the area. This will let you know right away if an area is generally safe.

Type of Dwelling

If the type of house you choose is high on your list, then you may be limiting your options. This can help you tighten up your search parameters. If you’re seeking a large, sprawling property, this will likely be found in a different type of area than a smaller townhome or urban apartment complex. Consider this early on so you don’t waste valuable time searching in neighbourhoods that don’t appeal to your true needs and desires.

Visit and First Impressions

There is a wealth of information online, but nothing beats a first impression. If possible, visit the neighbourhoods you’re considering and have a look around. Your first impression will tell you a lot. Are many homes for sale in the neighbourhood? This can be a sign that property values are dropping. Are there many children around? This might be a good thing if you’re moving with a family.

Gather Details

Examine not only the neighbourhood but the nearby streets. Ask around to get the impressions of local residents. Find out what they like about the neighbourhood or what they think may be lacking. Most people will be happy to offer you an opinion on the area. If they are unfriendly and closed off, this can also tell you something about the neighbourhood.

Ready to Go?

If you’re ready to make your move, don’t worry: Lynns Removals and Storage can take care of you. Serving the New South Wales South Coast and beyond for many years, our team will ensure your removal is simple, pleasant, and hassle-free. Get in touch with us anytime.

09 Oct, 15

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