Finding the perfect neighbourhood that has the services and amenities your family needs is as important as finding the perfect home. When researching and comparing neighbourhoods, having a list of all of the things you will need and want nearby, along with considering your lifestyle, will help you narrow your search in finding the perfect one. It will also assist in finding a community that will be sustainable and contribute to future home resale values.

Here are just a few points to consider when choosing and comparing communities.

Shopping, Dining & Entertainment

Having gWhen comparing neighbourhoods look at shopping and dining choicesrocery stores, restaurants and shopping close to home help make a neighbourhood attractive.  Home buyers look for ease in accessing shopping, restaurants and entertainment options. For commuters, having amenities close by to home can be a crucial feature. If you have to spend an hour on the road, you do not want to spend extra time in the car when you decided to stop out for dinner or a movie or groceries.

When looking at neighbourhoods, look for a variety of shopping and dining options along with looking for new businesses opening and investing in your community.  All of these things are signs of a sustainable and healthy neighbourhood.

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