How many decisions do you think the average person makes in a day? 50? 100? 1000? Sometimes the decisions are as simple as where to have dinner (link to family style post or new restaurant openings post). Other times the decisions are much more life changing, like “what’s our budget for a new home?” or “where should we live?” As important as it is, choosing a neighborhood to buy your next home in should not be a stressful decision. We’ve made a list of factors to consider to help guide you in how to choose your next community.
Is the neighborhood safe? Is it a high crime area? Do you value a gated community? Is it a higher traffic area with commercial properties or more residential? See which Nashville neighborhoods are safest!
How close is it to where you work? Is it a remote location or is it relatively close to the grocery store, bank, gym, and places you visit on a regular basis?
A very important factor for many! Will your kids have to change schools? Or if you don’t have kids yet, is this a school zone you would want to send your children to? Find out more about Nashville area school districts.
Are you in the same county as your currently live or will you be in a new county? Is there a benefit to staying in your county or will you receive more benefits from changing counties? Remember different counties may have different tax rates. Something else you may want to be aware of is who your local government district council members and representatives are and what kind of work they’re doing for your new community.
Are you getting the most bang for your buck? Could this be the next potential “it” neighborhood where you can sell your property for significantly more than what you bought it for? Or are you planning to stick around for the long haul no matter what happens?