What is important to you when choosing a neighbourhood to live in?
It’s easy to say but is it really that easy to achieve. When trying to choose a new place to call home, one of the many factors that you have to keep in mind is neighbourhood. I may be biased, but I have lived in Kerrisdale, South Granville, Commercial Drive, Downtown (Yaletown and Westend), North Vancouver and now Port Moody.
I have to say when it comes to my lifestyle and personality, the North Shore of the Tri-Cities, Port Moody has everything I need. Being so close to the trails and mountains for hiking, trail running, swimming, paddle boarding, breweries, boating and so much more is what I love. The market is still reasonable too, I mean it’s crazy if you are to compare it to other cities across Canada but when it comes to Greater Vancouver Port Moody has amazing upside in its pricing. But is it within the confines of what’s important to you?
That’s what really matters. What is important to you when choosing a neighbourhood to live in?
Do you have kids or are you planning to have kids? If so, then maybe the first thing to do when looking at a neighbourhood is to research the school system. Even if you’re single, living in an area with a much sought-after school system raises your property value. If you have kids, you’ll also want to live close to parks and community centres.
There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing a neighbourhood. So be sure to hire a professional Realtor® that specializes in that area you are looking at. It goes a long way to learn the ins and outs from a local.