How to Choose the Ideal Community for Your New Home

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Your ideal home will never be truly ideal if it isn’t in the ideal community. In many ways, the community you live in is an extension of your own home. The people you live amongst and the recreational and lifestyle amenities available to you play an essential role in your quality of life and the sense of belonging and security you get from your community.

Planned communities are the way of the future and new construction homes are most commonly built within them. At NewHomesMate, we believe that falling in love with the community you buy in is just as important as falling in love with the home itself. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the top factors to consider when choosing the ideal community for your new home.

1. Quality of Life

Quality of life looks different for every individual and family and is dependent on what’s most important to you and your stage in life. Are you looking for good schools and a family-friendly environment? Or maybe you’re looking for a community where you can enjoy the company of others who are in a similar stage of life to you. Understanding what quality of life means for you and your family is the first and most important step toward choosing the ideal community to live in.

2. Safety

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Everyone wants to live in a community where they feel safe and secure. Talk to people who live in the community you are considering. Drive or walk through the area at different times of the day and on different days of the week, and do some research to find out if the community has any safety programs in place to keep residents safe.

3. Community Amenities

While just about all planned communities offer amenities, they can vary widely in the extent of their offerings. Amenities in a community may include parks and playgrounds, walking and biking trails, sports facilities, dog parks, swimming pools, and fitness centers. Think about what you and your family enjoy doing regularly or would like to do more often, and look for communities that offer amenities to make those activities possible.

4. Community Events and Activities

Community events and activities are a great way to get to know your neighbors and enjoy their company. They may even provide opportunities for you to try out new activities or explore new hobbies and interests. Find out what types of events and activities a community offers and consider whether they may be of interest to you and your family.

5. Your Priorities

Everyone has different preferences when it comes to the type of environment they want to live in and the values that are most important to them. Are you looking to live in a community where you’re surrounded by people of your age and stage of life? Or is innovation and sustainability most important to you? Many communities are built to cater to specific preferences and priorities, such as 55+ communities that offer homes and amenities exclusively for older adults and sustainable-living communities that are built using the latest technology to create a community that is both sustainable and self-sufficient.

6. Surrounding Areas

Although many planned communities offer all the amenities and features you need, it’s important to consider what else is nearby. Think about how long it will take you to commute to work or where you can find job and business opportunities. Check out the essential amenities and entertainment options in the surrounding towns and cities to make sure that they offer everything that you and your family are looking for.  

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NewHomesMate Can Help You Find the Ideal New Home and Community

There isn’t an ideal community for everyone – the right community for you and your family is one that suits your personal lifestyle and priorities. At NewHomesMate, we’re committed to making the process of finding the ideal community for you and your family easier. We provide industry-leading search tools and have dedicated new home experts available to assist you throughout the process. Learn more about us and start searching for your new home with NewHomesMate today.

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