What Makes a Neighborhood Desirable?

When buying a new home, you’re not only thinking about the house and the property. You think in more broader terms. You think about the surrounding houses and properties. You think of the surrounding neighborhood, but what truly makes a neighborhood desirable to live in?

It is a Safe and Secure Environment

Without looking at the housing costs and the cost of living, the most desirable feature of a good neighborhood is that it provides a safe and secure environment for home owners and their families. Crime should be relatively low and the law enforcement officials should seem present while maintaining a distance as to not be too intrusive.

One way to research this is to look at the crime statistics of a given neighborhood online. This will give you a fairly in-depth account of the type of crime, if any, that has been committed in or around a given neighborhood. You can also look at a specific town or neighborhoods police blotter. You want to make sure that your future home is safe for you and your love ones.

Has a Beautiful Aesthetic

You want a neighborhood that is beautiful. And yes, beauty can be in the eye of the beholder, so this can differ person to person, so what’s beautiful to you may not be beautiful to others. It is important that a neighborhood has a blend of architecture and design elements you find pleasing. These give a neighborhood character and can greatly influence how you feel coming to and from your daily activities.

Has a Blend of Residential and Commercial Real Estate

Having many beautiful and safe homes is nice, but it can become a bore after awhile. A desirable neighborhood should have solid, well priced residential real estate while being close to commercial businesses. This way, you have accessible shopping for groceries and other retail. Also, some restaurants and other forms of entertainment.

Promotes Community and Social Interaction

Many home buyers want a home that promotes community and social interaction. People want to know that their policy makers care about not only the town but the people within the town. This can come in the form of community festivals, art fairs or town parades. It builds a better sense of community and a greater good.

Has Great School Systems

If you have children, then you know how important a well developed school system is. A desirable neighborhood has great schools so that your children can learn and build themselves towards a bright future.

Encinitas California offers many neighborhoods that have these unique qualities that make it a desirable place to live. From the well designed homes and beautiful surrounding areas, it is the perfect place to start your future. If you are looking to purchase a home in the Encinitas area, contact me today. I’d be glad to help you along your journey.

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