How important is community when choosing a location?

When you choose a location for your home, the first thing you have to do is to consider the community. The area includes the neighbourhood, if this does not meet your needs, then it may be better to look for a new property or rent in another area until you find one that is right.

Consider checking out the transportation system in your location, and look at local amenities such as hospitals and schools before buying the property to avoid regretting it afterwards.

Why is the neighbourhood of such paramount importance when buying a new home? 

 A neighbourhood is one of the most important factors when it comes to deciding on a home. It can greatly impact your experience of living in an area by its safety and security, as well as opportunities for socialisation, integration and networking. 

Community features are also important, such as access to parks and public spaces, community groups or clubs that cater for families with children, local amenities such as coffee shops and restaurants, proximity to work/school locations and transportation options, including rail stations or bus stops.

The community is no longer an afterthought when making a home purchase. It is starting to take centre stage in the decision-making process for homebuyers, resulting in more people researching what the location has to offer before making a decision.

A Perfect Community For Everyone

The right community for you may not be the right one for another person, and while there are many popular online rankings of the best communities in a given region, the truth is that it varies from person to person. 

That’s why we choose carefully when planning a new development and ensure the community has most of the relevant ingredients and our new homes match the local environment.

As they say – It’s All About Location, Location, Location

Choosing the right location for your new home is key to long-term success; after all if the community isn’t the right fit for you, you may find your dream turning into a nightmare. 

It’s important to keep an active eye on market trends to make an educated choice and avoid losing money on an eventual sale. Beyond considerations like lifestyle, buying a home is ultimately an investment. Choose properties that are primed for growth and hold their value over time.

We have some great community locations, including Haddington, East Lothian; Cambusbarron, Stirlingshire; Chryston, Glasgow; Stirling City, Stirlingshire and new locations coming soon.

Take a look through our website, or why not speak to one of our advisers who will be happy to provide you with some local knowledge.