If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times. Location is everything. While this is true when you are purchasing a home, it may be even more so when it comes to choosing where to build a new custom home. Choosing the best subdivision for you and your family is crucial to maximizing your investment and quality of life.
The last thing you want to do when choosing a subdivision is to prioritize price over safety. Neighborhoods with cheaper lots may be that way for a reason. On the flip side, a lot’s safety isn’t in direct correlation with its cost. Be sure to research the crime in the area you are considering for your new home. It’s also wise to consider how close you are to emergency services like a fire station, police station, and hospital.
You want to spend your extra time in your new home, not on the road! Before you decide on your new neighborhood, research how long it will take you to reach common destinations such as
- Your job
- The grocery store
- A gas station
- Your child’s school
- The homes of your friends and family
Take time to consider what commutes have the most impact on your day-to-day life, and consider centralizing your new home’s location.
Before you decide on a neighborhood, you’ll also want to take convenience into consideration. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before deciding on a subdivision:
- Is this an established area, or will there be continuous development in the near future?
- What kind of community exists in this subdivision? Is there a homeowners’ association or neighborhood watch?
- How are utilities provided?
- Will I have easy and affordable access to the internet, cable, recycling, and other services?
- Will my access roads be plowed in the winter?
- How much land will I have to care for?
- What benefits does this location provide that don’t exist in my current home?
There may be certain amenities that you would like to enjoy in your new home. That may mean you’d like to live in a neighborhood with a community pool, or it may mean selecting a subdivision within walking distance of your local market. Each person’s lifestyle is different, but it’s important to consider what features are most important for you to have in your new home.
Your local school system obviously matters if you have children, but even if you aren’t a parent, you’ll still want to consider this factor. Building your home in good school district will give you an edge if you ever decide to sell.
If you’re ready to move forward with your custom home, contact Castle Brook Builders. The experts at Castle Brook can help you to determine the best location, layout, and design of your new home. Contact us to learn more about our building process, or click below to schedule your personal consultation.