These tips for experiencing a neighborhood are like getting invited into a local’s family home while you’re on vacation. You get a little window into what it feels like to live in a community and what lifestyle you would enjoy should you decide to join the community.
Finding the right neighborhood is so personal.
10 ways you can experience and test drive a neighborhood before you buy a house:
- Go grocery shopping
- Visit parks
- Eat at local restaurants and bars
- Test drive the commute
- Tour schools
- Visit (and work from) coffee shops
- Attend a local event
- Go for a walk around the neighborhood, bring your dog!
- Do all the above at various times of day
This bonus tip is for the overachievers out there. Really want to give a new city a test drive? Rent an AirBnB and live like a local for a week, better yet, a month!
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