6 Tips on Finding the Right Neighborhood

6 Tips on Finding the Right Neighborhood


When it comes to buying a home, there’s a lot of factors and information to research and consider. One of the most important is finding your dream home in the right neighborhood. Rabell Realty Group wants to help you simplify the process with these six tips on finding the right neighborhood today!

1. What is the Overall Cost of Living?

You’ve saved and budgeted for several of the homes for sale in Haile Plantation, but have you considered the total cost of living? Depending on the neighborhood, there may be homeowners association (HOA) fees paid monthly or annually. Most HOAs also have rules and guidelines for things such as what can be kept in your driveway and how landscaping should look. Property taxes are also one expense that is easy to overlook, but can and will impact finding the right neighborhood depending on home valuations.

2. Will Your Lifestyle Fit?

How will your current lifestyle factor into finding the right neighborhood? Are you looking to buy one of the Gainesville, FL homes for sale on a quiet street or do you want a and up-and-coming neighborhood like Heritage Oaks? If you have children, nearby schools will play a large role in finding a neighborhood to call home. On the other hand, retirees may be more interested in a quiet neighborhood but with parks, trails, and other recreational options nearby.

3. Window Shop in Person

With the internet and numerous smartphone apps that can put searching for and buying a home in Gainesville at our fingertips, it’s easy to overlook window shopping in person. There are a lot of things photos can’t tell or show you, such as how busy the street is on a Friday evening or if any neighbors have regular and boisterous gatherings. It’s recommended to visit a neighborhood several times and at different times of day to get an idea of what the atmosphere is truly like. You’ll be able to decide if it’s the right neighborhood for you or not by making unannounced visits.

4. What About the Details?

The idiom “the devil is in the details” has staying power because it’s true, especially when you’re searching neighborhoods for homes for sale in Gainesville. Take a look at the sidewalks in the neighborhood. Are they well-kept or in disrepair? Well-kept sidewalks often signal the neighborhood receives prompt attention from city maintenance crews, which can mean you likely won’t have to wait for an issue to be resolved.

5. Is It Growing or Shrinking?

It could be well worth your time to visit the local city planning office when searching for the right neighborhood. Future commercial or residential construction, along with infrastructure expansion, could all impact whether one of the Town of Tioga homes for sale you have an eye on are in your right neighborhood.

6. Find the Right Neighborhood With Rabell Realty Group!

With our years of experience serving the Gainesville, FL real estate market and personal touch, Rabell Realty Group will help you find the right neighborhood! As your buyer representative, we put our focus on you while using all our resources to find your dream home in your dream neighborhood. We know how important it is to have both parts together and Rabell Realty Group works to make this happen. To find the right neighborhood for you, contact us today!