What neighbourhood amenities are most favourable?

When searching for a new home, a lot of factors can come into play, including what neighbourhood amenities are available nearby. The community you choose to live in, can be as much of a buying feature as the home itself. We recently polled our followers online to see what neighbourhood features were most important to them, when searching for a new home:

“Whole foods or organic markets close by.” – Kirsten Faverin

“Proximity to fitness studios & pathways.” – Amber Craig, @AmberCraig_

“For me, definitely recreation!” – @Ian_Spector

If it’s not something you’ve put much thought into before, keep in mind these questions during your next home search:

• How many bikeways/pathways are nearby? How walkable is the community?
• How many schools are nearby?
• How many parks/playgrounds are nearby?
• What recreation/fitness facilities are in the area?
• How many grocery stores are nearby, and how far?
• What other services are in the area?
• Are there any entertainment venues nearby?

If you’re interested in a specific community, and want to learn more about the features and amenities there, please feel free to contact us, or tweet us at @Len_T_Wong.