What do you Look for in a Neighborhood?

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

You are moving into a new City, and wondering where to live......  What specifics should you be looking for?   That differs with each buyer!

 

Think about what you want nearby -

  • Grocery Store
  • Kids' School
  • A Park to walk the pup or the kids to play
  • Walking distance to a Coffee shop
  • Community pool and/or Rec Center
  • HOA or not
  • Easy access to the highway
  • Easy commute to work

When you think you have found the right neighborhood, walk around on a weekend, and talk to the neighbors.   Ask them why they like living there.

 

Or, do you want to live in the Country and don't want to hear traffic noise?  Don't want to see a "sea of houses" when looking out your windows, and would rather see nature?

 

Call me and we can discuss all of your options!   

 

 

Posted by

Joan Cox
Broker/Owner, REALTOR®
House to Home, Inc.

Serving the Denver Metro area including all suburbs


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Comments (24)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Joan... here in the Charlotte area, proximity to a specific place of worship is "big" on our list of must-haves. I had one client who was Orthodox Jewish and needed to be in walking distance to Temple on the Sabbath; I had another client who insisted on being within 5 minutes of a Starbucks. 

Dec 07, 2022 05:06 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

Good morning Joan!  You have a very good list with one glaring omission.  Pickleball courts...We have to know where the pickleball courts are located.  Inquiring minds have to know.  🤣 

Dec 07, 2022 05:20 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina Hollander, Broker we have many looking for places of worship also.

Dec 07, 2022 05:27 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Joan Cox hi Joan... I don't know about now, but when we first moved to Charlotte, we had more houses of worship here per capita than any other city in the nation. I often kid that we have bigger traffic jams around Charlotte on Sunday mornings than during rush hour.

Dec 07, 2022 05:40 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ray Henson OH MY, I did forget the pickleball courts!   Not sure where there is one around here.

Dec 07, 2022 05:28 AM
Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs

Happy Joan. This is a nice blog on Wednesday. Like to visit your blog. You can lie mine and comment.

Dec 07, 2022 05:34 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Joan,

Conversation is key when it comes to identifying a neighborhood. You can have the greatest house in a neighborhood that doesn't fit your needs and you will not be happy! Finding the right hood is crucial..then concentrate on your home purchase.

Dec 07, 2022 06:30 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Joan,
Those things (among others) change throughout our life, don't they? I'm certainly more interested in being close to services now than I was earlier in my life.

Dec 07, 2022 06:45 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share. 

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Dec 07, 2022 08:07 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

There is a lot to consider when getting ready to buy a house. All of which help to make it a home

Dec 07, 2022 01:29 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Thanks Eric.

Dec 07, 2022 01:57 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Exactly Dorie!

Dec 07, 2022 01:57 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Carol Williams our needs and desires definitely do change over the years.

Dec 07, 2022 01:58 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Thanks Roy.

Dec 07, 2022 01:58 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

You are so right Ed.

Dec 07, 2022 01:58 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I just try to find what’s most important to my client and score there Joan 🙂

Dec 07, 2022 10:23 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Joan - that is a good starting list.  I know there are other things in there as well.

Dec 08, 2022 03:38 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Paul, some are more specific, some don't have a list to go off of.

Dec 08, 2022 06:22 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, yes the list could be much longer!

Dec 08, 2022 06:22 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Some good things to consider! Picking the right neighborhood is as critical as the house itself! 

Dec 08, 2022 07:47 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Right Lise!   It sure is.

Dec 08, 2022 07:49 AM