In this constantly evolving job market, many families and individuals find themselves moving to new cities with little time to gain familiarity with the new area. In fact, more and more, prospective homebuyers and renters are searching for the most desirable neighborhoods remotely rather than in person.

When researching from a distance, it is helpful to be aware of a few key pieces of information.

Crime & Safety Statistics

Oftentimes, a non-emergency number is provided by local law enforcement agencies. This is a great way to gain local perspective from a credible source. Don’t be afraid to ask about statistics and highly volatile areas but also ask about personal preferences. Remember, this is a rare opportunity to get firsthand information from a local.

Proximity to Desirable Locations

While it is nearly impossible to predict exactly which coffee shop you’ll be wishing was right down the street, you should think about places you frequently visit now and use that information to help choose your ideal new neighborhood.

Consider the following examples:

  • Shopping malls
  • Movie theaters
  • Hiking Trails
  • Coffee shops
  • Music venues
  • Parks
  • Libraries
  • Restaurants

Are these places you’d like to have nearby? If you’ve always wished your gym was closer, keep that in mind. Now is the time to centralize your life.

Quality of School Districts

Beyond school ratings and budgets, consider contacting principals and teachers in the district. Even if you do not currently have children, the quality of the school district can greatly affect the overall atmosphere of a neighborhood.

At Keyrenter Provo, we’re excited to help you find your new home. Whether you know just what you are looking for or need some help figuring that out, we are confident you will love where you end up.

Remember that this is an exciting opportunity to consciously decide what is important to you. Don’t get discouraged, and try to keep a positive attitude. For more information about our available properties and the neighbors we serve, call Keyrenter Provo today at (801) 614-2000!