Top amenities to look for in your future neighborhood
When it comes to your next home purchase, location will play a vital role in your decision! Although people's wants and needs are different, the majority often want their homes to be close to certain areas and amenities. Here are some of the amenities wanted that are common to most potential buyers:
1. Restaurants, Shops and Services:
Often home buyers are willing to pay extra in order to live close to different services, restaurants and shops. A typical buyer is looking for a place where they can purchase a few items needed before or after a long day at work. Furthermore, a community that is walking distance to said restaurants, shops and services results in a more vibrant locale which is always a goal for a common home buyer/ house owner.
2. Rapid Transit
Many buyers are willing to pay extra in order to secure a home close to public transit like the GO or TTC. For those that cannot afford to live in expensive downtown Toronto, they choose to live in the suburbs instead. In these areas, walking distance to a close bus stop or station is a needed amenity for many. Considering that commuters often spend a long time on commutes, the last thing they want is to spend more time in order to get on that commute!
With the percentage of young couples/ families on the rise, being close to good schools is a major key. Although being close to an elementary school is nice, it is not advisible to live close to a high school, as it may not be the best place to settle. Living close to a high school increases the chances of dealing with consequences of petty crime, graffitti or even car vandalism
4. Children's Activities:
Sports, fields and community centers are always amenities that most families are looking for. Many parents tend to spend an immense amount of time driving their kids back and forth from these facilities. Considering that physical activity is an important aspect in children's growth, its a great idea for young families to be located in a neighborhood that has these types of resources close by!
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