When you think about buying a West Knoxville home for sale, you spend a lot of time looking at houses, even before you actually being your home search. You consider different styles, new vs. older homes, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, price range, among many other things.
Still, a home is only part of the equation, the location of a home also still plays a huge role as well. In this post, we’ll take a look 3 very important factors to consider when you’re choosing a neighborhood.
When it comes to choosing a neighborhood, it can help to choose a neighborhood that meets your lifestyle.
For example, if you have kids or plan to have kids in the future, it may be a priority to be in a neighborhood where there are a lot of other kids. Or, if you’re retired, you may desire to be a neighborhood that isn’t full of kids or that isn’t full of neighbors blaring music until all hours of the night.
Before you write an offer on a home, it can be good to get a feel for the overall make up of a neighborhood. While you don’t need to be exactly like your other neighbors, it can be helpful that you share enough similarities that you won’t make each other miserable.
You can get a good feel for a neighborhood by driving through it at different times of day. In addition, your realtor can also help give you an idea of what a neighborhood is like.
Being in close proximity to work or schools is usually on the top of many buyers list. Still, it’s important to consider what other things you will be close to as well.
Think about what other things you would want to be close to on a daily basis. Do you want to be close to shopping? Do you want to be close to grocery stores? Do you want to be close to outdoor activities, like parks and walking trails?
The location your choose will influence your daily life. Choosing a neighborhood that is right near a major road may mean that you’re stuck battling traffic everyday. Or, if you choose a neighborhood away from things, you may spend a great deal of time commuting every day.
It will be up to you to decide what a location means to you and weigh what you think is important.
School districts are a very important factor when it comes to choosing a neighborhood, regardless of what stage of life you’re in.
Buyers inevitably want to be in West Knoxville neighborhoods with good schools. For buyers who have kids or are thinking about having kids, the importance of this is obvious.
But, even for other buyers, this is still an important factor. Homes that are in neighborhoods with good schools tend to keep their value better than those that don’t.
When you start looking for homes, be sure to do your research into how the local schools are. Your realtor can also help point you in the right direction of where to find good information about the schools.
With a great location, can come a hefty price tag. You’ll have to determine how worth you’re willing to spend on location. For some buyers, the price is always worth it, while for others, they can find a location that is just as good for a lower price.
Are you thinking about buying a home this year? Please let Knoxville Home Team know if there is anyway that we can assist you in your Knoxville home search. Rick can be reached at 865-696-9002 or via email at [email protected]. Kati can be reached at [email protected].
Also, be sure to check out our West Knoxville Neighborhood page to learn about neighborhoods in the area.