3 Simple Ways to Find Out What a Neighbourhood is Like

By: Philip Hollett

3 Simple Ways to Find Out What a Neighbourhood is Like

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When you’re shopping for a new home, you’re not just buying a property, you’re also “buying” into the neighbourhood. So, it’s a smart idea to get to know the neighbourhood before you consider purchasing a home. 

There are many ways to do that. Here are the easiest three: 

1. Check MLS. The Multiple Listing Service system provides a wealth of information about a neighbourhood, including demographics, noise levels, distance to shopping and other amenities, local schools, and more. 

2. Walk the area. You can really get a feel for a neighbourhood by walking around and exploring. So, get out of your car and stroll along the streets. Experience the look, feel, and vibe of the area firsthand. 

3. Talk to a local homeowner. Someone who knows the neighbourhood can give you insights that go beyond the data. They can give you a true sense of what it’s like to live there.

If you find you like the area, then you’re halfway to finding a house you’ll love. 


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