When searching for your new home , the Neighborhood that it is in is just as important as all the other requirements that you are looking for in a home. There are some things to look for and add to your list that can help you locate the perfect neighborhood for your needs and family.

Even before you begin your York MLS Listings, you should compile a list of what you are ideally looking for in a Neighborhood. . Perhaps you are looking for a neighborhood that has young families with children or a neighborhood that has local shops and restaurants near by. Keep in mind that you'll probably have to make compromises, so put the "must-haves" at the top and the "would- like-to-haves" at the bottom. Here are some things to consider:

  • If you have children or are you planning to have children, considering a Neighborhood that has a good school system will be something to consider. Also parks and recreation is important items to consider when researching neighborhoods.
  • If you need to commute to work, you may want to search for a Neighborhood that has access to public transportation.
  • Are you looking for a particular vibe or amenity in an area? 
  • What type of building do you like?  Single family home, high rise condominium, villa?
  • Are you looking for a Neighborhood that has shops and restaurants within walking distance?

In addition to thinking about what you do what, you should also be certain of what you do not want as well.  For example, if you are looking for a more family orientated area you will probably want to pass on neighborhoods that are close to nightlife or noisy areas. Or if you are wanting to avoid Construction you will probably want to pass on historical neighborhoods that are rebuilding or new construction areas.