Choosing a Neighborhood: 5 Tips for Finding the Right One

City neighborhoodMoving to a new home can be exciting, but the tasks to think of before doing so can be daunting. Choosing the right neighborhood for you and your family to live in can be easy if you learn to follow these tips.

Whether you are looking for new construction homes in Overland Park, KS, or you are planning to have your own custom house built, you should definitely list these tips down and follow them before you start building one in your own chosen neighborhood.


See if it is easily accessible by transportation options such as buses, railways, and subways. Sure, it is easier to find bus stops and train stations in urban areas, but it is certainly not impossible to find one in a rural area as well. This is a very important factor to consider if you do not own a car and you commute to work every day.

Crime rate

You want your family to be completely safe and worry-free in your own home. There are lots of websites online where you can check the crime rate in a certain area, and you should do this before deciding on building a house in your chosen city.


Is the community warm and welcoming? Do you feel like you belong and you are one with them? You want to make sure that you will feel safe and happy within the community, and that you and your family have a place in it.

Schools and universities

If you have kids and you are planning to move them to a new school, make sure that the place that you are deciding to build your new house in is near schools and universities.

Shopping centers and malls

Now, this is not that important, but for some families, it is. You might love spending your free time in malls and parks with them, and having the convenience of it being near your place can be a huge factor.

Good luck with moving houses. Enjoy your new home!