Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Finding Your Ideal Lexington MA Neighborhood!


Homes in Lexington MA are some of the best to choose from in the country! Many offer ideal locations and there is always a wide variety to fit any need or lifestyle. What may be a little harder to determine when browsing the Lexington Real Estate Market are the neighborhoods. I’ll be the first to tell you that you can’t really go wrong with any of the Lexington area neighborhoods as their unique personality, safety and overall appeal are what beckon many to buy a piece of Lexington Real Estate in the first place!

But maybe you’re figuring out after pursuing available homes in Lexington area online that there really is a tough decision when deciding on your ideal neighborhood. After all, a neighborhood is the welcome mat of your home! So, I’ve pulled together five key ingredients that will lead you to that one area you will want to find your home.

1. Figure out Your Ideal- It’s easier to find that perfect neighborhood when you have a strong sense of what you want. Make a list of those “must haves” and “would like to haves” to start to narrow down your search. Some points to consider would be: Is this a good area for children? How far you’re willing to commute? The type of home you want? Do you prefer a new or historic neighborhood? Remember to also note what you don’t want in a neighborhood such as homes that are too close, proximity to train or busy roads, etc….

2. Narrow Down the Area- If you’re moving to Lexington or any of the surrounding areas, you’ll have to do a little more research, but starting with closer proximity to your job may be a good idea. If you already live in Lexington, you’ll have a good idea of what area of town you’d like to live. Either way, narrow your search down to an area of town that really plays into your interests and lifestyle.

3. Round Up The Neighborhoods- Begin doing research on the neighborhoods in the area of town you’ve chosen. There are unlimited resources online for finding great neighborhoods, but asking friends or real estate agents for their opinion is a good idea too, especially if you’re from out of town. Be sure to gather information on: local attractions, schools, crime statistics, neighborhood associations, attractions, parks and recreation, along with any other points of interest for you.

4. Use Your Senses- Once you’ve narrowed down the Lexington neighborhoods that have made your top choices- visit them! Use your senses to get a good feel for the neighborhood. Look around at curb appeal, visit the area at different times of the day to see traffic patterns or how well lit it is, look around for signs of trouble such as empty buildings or vandalism, talk to people about why they like or dislike the neighborhood, note local restaurants or area grocery stores for convenience.

5. Pick Your Home- Now that you’ve found your neighborhood, begin searching for available homes. Begin with determining how much you can afford, compare loan options, envision your ideal home and then begin the hunt!

If you are relocating to the Lexington area and want more information on the neighborhoods; please let me know! I’m very familiar with each area and can answer your questions! If you’re coming to visit or live in the Lexington Real Estate area and would like to visit the neighborhoods; I would be happy to show you around. As always, I’m here to help!

Theresa D’Antuono
Lexington MA Real Estate Agent
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1 comment:

  1. I would love to know more about the areas. We are possibly locating from Switzerland and won't have a chance to visit first so any information we could get would be amazing!

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