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How to Choose the Right Neighbourhood for You and Your Family

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A dream home is nothing if it’s not in the right neighbourhood. Selecting the right neighbourhood can be just as daunting as finding the home of your dreams. But fret not, because we have come up with some of important pointers to help you choose the right neighbourhood for you and your loved ones. If you want to know more, read the blog below.

What is most important to you?

Making a short list of all the important aspects of a neighbourhood can help you make the best decision. If you are looking for a community that is kid-friendly, then put that on top of your list. If you are looking for something that is near to your workplace, don’t forget to include that on your list as well.

Learning to ask questions is the most crucial step in choosing the right neighbourhood. Most of the time, buyers are rearing to make an offer to the house of their dreams – neglecting to take a look at the community it belongs to.

After making a list of things you want and need in a home, make sure to make a list of things you want and need in a neighbourhood, too.

Urban vs. Suburban

If live for the bustle of the city, then choosing a home in a more urban area is more for you. If you are looking for a community that is conducive to a growing family, then you might want to consider living in a suburban community.

Most buyers have a misconception regarding suburban communities – thinking these areas posses zero personality and are bland all together. This misconception is false. There are a lot of up and coming communities that have a variety of amenities for every type of person.

Make sure to ask about the amenities of a particular neighbourhood before closing a deal. If something is very important to you (say a bike trail or a dog park), do not be afraid to ask. Ultimately, you want to find a home in a community you would want to be part of.

How accessible is the neighbourhood?

If you commute to and from work, make sure to find the neighbourhood that will make it easier for you. You wouldn’t want to waste 3 hours of your precious time on the road, right? Find out how accessible the neighbourhood is to the places you need to get to on a regular basis.


There are neighbourhoods that put a high regard on security and exclusivity. If these are important to you, then be prepared to pay the price, as such communities tend to come with a hefty price tag.

These are only some of the most important points you have to consider in choosing the right neighbourhood. Before making an offer to a dream home, take the time to look around and get to know the community first. This should help you narrow down your choices and make an informed choice.


Let Bonnie and Daniel Wan help you find your dream home in the right community! Bonnie and Daniel Wan have spent several years building their real estate business, forging lasting relationships with past and present clients through integrity and dedication. Find your dream home today by calling 905-883-8888 today!

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