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Choosing the Right Neighborhood

Mar 28, 2018

While houses can be adapted to meet your needs, neighborhoods take years to change, and there is no guarantee it will be a positive change. It’s important to choose the right community before purchasing a home. The best way to do this is to decide what characteristics you’re looking for in your new neighborhood.

Here are some things to consider:


Do you have children, or are you planning on having children soon?

Many parents like to research the school system first. If you are not a parent, living in a sought-after school system will raise your property’s value. Many parents also want to live near parks.

 

What type of home do you want?

There are different types of homes to choose from such as single-family homes, townhouses, or apartments.

 

How far do you want to commute?

Keep in mind where your job is and how far the commute will be. Some people want to live near their workplace, while others are willing to sacrifice a short commute in exchange for a larger house or some acreage.

 

Historic neighborhood or new development?

While older neighborhoods have tons of character, they often require quite a bit of updating or repair. Newer developments are typically a bit farther from the city, but include more modern features.

 

What is your current neighborhood lacking?

Maybe your neighborhood is too noisy or lacks quality school districts? These are things to pay attention to when deciding on a new area.

 

Once you have answered these questions, it is important to do your research!

Look at the schools, crime statistics, park and recreational opportunities, neighborhood associations, and tourist attractions. If you want to get to know the neighborhood better, drive through it or take a walk. Then you can ask yourself these questions to see if it’s the right fit for your family. Do you like the way it looks? Does it feel safe?  Is it noisy?  Is there a lot of traffic? Once you’ve found a neighborhood that fits your family’s needs, all you have to do is find the house of your dreams. It’s also important to know what you can afford, and comp

are your loan options.

 

Here are some websites that may be helpful to help with your research:

Amarillo Crime Statistics

Neighborhood map

Canyon ISD

Amarillo ISD

Amarillo Parks and Rec

Canyon Parks and Rec

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NCBA - National Cattlemen's Beef Association Convention & Tradeshow
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