One of the first decisions you need to make when thinking about moving is which neighborhood you’d like to live in. Your neighborhood sets the tone for your daily life; it influences which restaurants you’ll frequent, how much time you’ll spend in the car, and how you’ll spend your free time. With this in mind, it’s important to ask the right questions to find the best fit for you.
1) Which amenities are most important for you?
Each neighborhood has a different set of amenities. If you eat out a lot or grab a cup of coffee each morning, consider which restaurants and cafes are close by. If you have young kids, check out which parks and libraries are in the neighborhood. Other amenities to consider may include:
- Access to a gym or recreation center
- Quality of neighborhood schools
- Grocery store access
Our Better Know a Neighborhood series can give you a picture of the amenities available in many Cincinnati communities.
2) How long will your commute be?
Consider how different neighborhoods compare with highway access, distance from your school or work, traffic patterns, and access to public transit. Choosing the right neighborhood can save you an hour or more in the car each day, which creates more time to do things you enjoy.
3) What type of neighborhood community suits you?
Some neighborhoods are full-to-bursting with community events and neighborhood groups, while others are better for those that prefer a more private lifestyle. Many neighborhoods post about upcoming events on their website or Facebook page, so you can easily check to determine what types of events commonly occur in the community.
Once you’ve decided on a neighborhood, you’re ready to look for a place to live! Browse our property listings to start your journey today.
PS: Don’t choose a place to live without considering these tips on finding an apartment first!