Choosing the right neighbourhood
Choosing the right neighbourhood is an important starting point when searching for a home. Sustainable neighbourhoods in both cities and towns have a few key features that make them attractive to home buyers.
1. A village atmosphere
Homes are located near shops, schools, recreation, work so you don't have to use your car every time you go out. Like in a village, these daily destinations are a pleasant, convenient and safe walk, cycle or bus ride away.
2. A safe neighbourhood
Homes close to the sidewalk with porches and windows out front allow you to keep an eye on the street. A mix of homes, shops and offices means that the neighbourhood is active throughout the day and evening.
3. A neighbourhood you can stay in
An area with a variety of housing choices, from apartments and condos to town homes, duplexes and detached houses, is a neighbourhood you can stay in throughout life's changes. As you age, family circumstances and income change, you can still find a suitable home in the same neighbourhood, where you have put down roots.