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What Families Need to Look for When Choosing a Neighborhood

When you're looking for a new home with Prema Subramaniam as your East Bay real estate agent, you want to make sure that you find one in the best neighborhood for your family. There are some attributes that you need to look for when choosing the right neighborhood, such as:

Thriving Community Schools

If you have school-aged children in your family, the local school system is one of the biggest factors in choosing a neighborhood. You want to find a new luxury home with thriving, highly-rated schools in the area. It's always ideal if the schools are within walking distance or only take a few minutes to reach by car.

Commute Time to Work

If you or your partner needs to commute to the office, the distance between the neighborhood and the job needs to be considered. According to a study of commuters in the San Francisco area, the ideal commute time one-way is 16 minutes. You might not be able to find a neighborhood that's exactly that close to your work, but it pays to consider your commute when choosing a neighborhood.

Local Parks and Outdoor Areas

When you have children, you need a space for them to burn off that excess energy. You want to look for a neighborhood that has local parks along with generous yards for the kids to play. Prema can help you find the neighborhood with the outdoor area your family wants.

Convenient to Trending Restaurants and Shopping

While a gourmet kitchen might be on your must-have list for your new home in the East Bay area, there will be nights that you want to indulge in a meal out. You need to know that your new neighborhood is conveniently located near a thriving foodie and shopping area.

Age and Care of the Homes

It's okay to buy a home in an older neighborhood, but you want to make sure that the home you buy and the others in the area well-maintained. You might even look for signs of home renovations in the area. This is a sign that the neighborhood is thriving, and the residents are making an investment in their homes.

Choose the Right East Bay Real Estate Agent to Direct You to the Best Neighborhoods

With an idea of the things you need to look for in a neighborhood, it's time to find your real estate agent. Prema Subramaniam is ready to partner with you to find your dream home for you and your family. Reach out to us today.

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