Proximity to work is important, but the journey to your relaxation havens shouldn’t ruin your fun either.
If the neighborhood has a community association or homeowners association (HOA), evaluate its rules and reputation before you move in.
Make sure your new neighborhood offers the services you’ll need.
Property taxes and insurance rates can change dramatically across cities and countries, so determine how your desired ZIP code will affect your finances.
A vibrant, thriving neighborhood can be a joy to live in, but not at the cost of your sleep and serenity.