How to Find the Perfect Neighbourhood
What truly distinguishes a house from a home is about more than just the property itself, but the community and environment that surround it.
Looking to find your perfect neighbourhood? Follow these steps to help you find the right fit.
- Define your perfect neighbourhood criteria in a list
- Do research to find areas that fit your criteria (there’s an app)
- Get out and explore
- Call in the pros
- Make your first move
Step 1. Define your perfect neighbourhood in a list
Start by jotting down a list of the desired lifestyle factors that are most important to you and your family. Remember to leave no stone unturned — consider location, proximity to work and schools, amenities and local attractions.
Step 2. Focus on an area that meets your needs
Begin your search in a community that meets your needs as defined by your list in Step 1. Looking to raise your children in a small town? Do you want to retire lakeside? Eager to dive into your agricultural business endeavours? This handy app may be a helpful starting point or click here to discover the amazing municipalities that, together, create the home we call Simcoe County.
Interested in the City of Barrie? Refine your search by learning about Barrie’s sub-communities below:
Step 3. Get out and explore
While lists are helpful, nothing beats experiencing an area for yourself. Once you’ve narrowed down the most important factors, be sure to visit at least a couple of locations that match the description. Though one may look good on paper, in reality, it may leave more to be desired. The only way to truly determine what’s best for you is by seeing an area in person.
Click here and then click “Community” to learn more about events and what Simcoe County has to offer. We’ve even got useful information on the best private schools, day camps and where to get the best pizza, sushi or coffee.
Step 4. Call in the pros
The best way to find the perfect neighbourhood is by contacting a professional. Faris Team Realtors® are aware of great areas suited to any need and can help narrow your home search and save time.
Step 5. Make your first move
Realtor® services are totally free to buyers as they are compensated by the seller, so you’ve got nothing to lose if you want to explore what’s out there. Contact us today to take your first step toward finding the perfect home for you.
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