Finding the dream neighborhood for your family is not such a daunting task, especially if you know how to choose it. The truth is that choosing the right neighborhood is very important, maybe even more important than finding a house to buy.

After all, no one would like to fall in love with a house or property in an unlivable neighborhood. If you realize only after you have moved that the neighborhood is not right for you, unfortunately it is too late to change it. This is why it is so important to find the right neighborhood for your family before deciding to build your Melbourne, Florida custom home.

As a homebuyer, you need to be aware that you are not just buying a property, but you are buying a part of the neighborhood. In essence, where your future home is located is equally important as the home itself. Remember to buy with your head, not only with your heart. Keep in mind the following things when looking to move to a new neighborhood.


Sidewalks say a lot about the community. In an active community, sidewalks are clean and extremely large. Also, they are in a larger number, because they are an indicator that there are plenty of parks and other amenities around. In addition, sidewalks offer you increased safety. For instance, when you walk to the grocery store or to your neighbor’s house, the chances of being hit by a car diminish if you’re walking on a large sidewalk


Another important thing you need to consider when looking for a new home in a friendly neighborhood is the level of convenience in the neighborhood. In other words, you should see if there is a shopping center nearby, you have easy access to stores and your workplace is nearby. If you live in a big city that has notorious rush-hour traffic, you really need to get a job in your neighborhood.


This is another extremely important factor you need to consider, especially when it comes to your family well-being. If your family is active, you should move into a neighborhood well-famed for its running, walking, biking or any other sport activities. If your family is keen on going to the cinema or to the theater, select a more “cultural” neighborhood. Even if these might seem small or unimportant issues, they are somehow those little things that tie your family together.


Lastly, you need to look for a neighborhood that is safe and has a low crime rate. If you have little children, as a parent you need to have the peace of mind that your children are safe on their way home from school. Ask your realtor of this information or speak to a police officer regarding this aspect. Your family’s safety should be a priority when moving to a new neighborhood or community.

Some of the best neighborhood in Melbourne and Florida are Charolais Estates, Fairway Lakes and Casa Bella. By working with us, we will ensure that you will find the most suitable community for your family needs. Choosing a reputable home builder by working with Christopher Burton, your expert in custom homes and properties.

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