When it comes to building or buying a home, people often spend the majority of their time hunting for the perfect house and not enough time searching for the right neighborhood. With more than 20 years of experience in the home building industry, I see firsthand how landing the ideal community is a vital step in creating your dream home. So how do you find your perfect neighborhood? Here are a few tips to help you choose the right neighborhood for you.
What is your prime location? You must ask yourself two questions: Where have you always wanted to live, and where are you willing to live based on availability and price? You may want to live centrally located within Wilmington where everything is happening or just outside of the city’s borders for a calmer pace of life. If you’re on the hunt for stunning water views without the hike, I would recommend Helms Port. This Logan Homes neighborhood overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway is nestled in the heart of Wilmington. You may favor riverfront living where local restaurants and shopping are a short walk away. Your preference is important, so make sure you consider how far away your potential neighborhood is from the things you enjoy and how that area will be impacted by future growth.
Research the school zones. If you are a parent or a parent-to-be, researching the school zone is undoubtedly important. It is also a key component of your home’s resale value that will either persuade or deter future buyers.
Is the neighborhood safe? When considering your location, ride around the surrounding area. Do you feel safe? Be sure to research the crime rate and the type of crimes reported to ensure you and your family aren’t in danger.
Does the neighborhood have the amenities you value? Whether it’s a pool, a golf course, neighborhood trails or a marina, weigh in on what means the most to you. Communities like St. James, Waterford and Compass Pointe offer stunning pools, golf courses and more for you to enjoy daily. Meanwhile, Brunswick Forest has exceptional nature trails and a world-class golf course, to name a few. Helms Port features a 75-slip marina and a private beach with a resort style pool and clubhouse. The options are endless, and the only amenities that matter are the ones that matter to you.
There are many significant factors such as location, school district, safety and amenities to consider when searching for the right neighborhood for you. In the end, your neighborhood shouldn’t just have it all, it should have all that you want.
Since 1986, the mission of Logan Homes has been to continue to serve more clients, helping build countless dream homes through economic highs and lows. The company’s clients recognize that its tangible products – materials, fixtures and finishes used, the quality craftsmanship – are superior, but its intangibles – integrity, service, promises kept, expectations exceeded – elevate its work. Logan Homes has the experience, reputation, people, history and ability to build dream homes that suit its clients’ lifestyles and to provide sound home investments. Call 800.761.4707 or visit the company’s website at www.LoganHomes.com to begin building your dream home with Logan Homes.
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