New to the Neighbourhood
“Making sure where you live matches how you live”
When it comes to moving, location is everything. This is undoubtedly something you’ve already considered, but are you looking for any good location, or are you searching for the right location for you?
Like all good relationships, it comes down to a matter of chemistry. It’s about finding an area that meshes with your lifestyle and personality.
If you’re keen on being active and keeping in shape, then your ideal location will have a close by and well-equipped rec centre. Do you live for those idyllic Sunday morning walks with your dog? Then scenic local parks and trails will make your new neighbourhood feel like home. Or maybe you have a hobby you love, such as drawing or crochet and you want to meet up with like-minded people.
These small details are what matters, as well as knowing the right questions to ask and where to look, this is where the benefit of our expertise can make your life easier. In addition to consulting us, you can check things like block watch for information on schools, parks, trails and beaches. And, the online tool Walk Score can give you a good idea on buses, churches, grocery stores, shops, and banks. For the right move, there is no such thing as too much information.
This process goes beyond a simple checklist, when it comes to finding the right location for you, intangibles matter. You want to live somewhere where you’re comfortable, where the people and the place are in sync with who you are. And when it comes to figuring that out, there’s no substitute for experience. Take in the local coffee shop first, strike up small talk with your prospective neighbours, find a community event to attend. You wouldn’t buy a car without test driving it first, and your new neighbourhood shouldn’t be any different!