What Kind Of Neighbourhood Is Best For You?

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If you are considering moving house in the near future, you might be searching for a change of scene. If your current living situation isn’t making you happy, finding a new neighbourhood in which to put down roots is vital for your long term wellbeing. You deserve to be happy in your circumstances, and if you aren’t, it’s time to make a change. 

Many buyers, when searching for a new home, prioritise location over everything else. So: what kind of neighbourhood do you want to live in? In this post, you’ll find out the pros and cons of some typical neighbourhoods, enabling you to figure out which ones might be best for you and your family.


Living in suburbia isn’t for everyone, but it is one of the most popular neighbourhood choices, particularly for young families. Suburbia is ideal if you want the best (but also the worst) of both worlds: you get the community, closeness and user friendliness of the city, with the space, fresh air and greenery of the countryside. 

However, some people find suburbia a little cookie-cutter for their liking, and want to think more outside the box. If you are an unconventional individual who wants to live somewhere outside of housing estates or cul de sacs, suburbia may not be for you.

The Countryside

The countryside is a hugely appealing place to live if you love the great outdoors and want to breathe fresh air every day. However, living in the country has its pitfalls, too. Along with the rolling fields, stunning views and peace and quiet, you will also have longer commute times, fewer neighbours, and will feel less connected to society as a whole.

Living in the country gives you lots of space, but if you are a person with very specific needs, such as disability needs, social or medical care needs, or with ties such as school, the countryside can make things challenging. The country is definitely hard work to live in, but the trade-up for stunning scenery and a peaceful life is worth it for many people. 

The Inner City

Finally, there’s the inner city. Urban areas are still hugely popular choices of neighbourhood for all kinds of people around the world. If you live in an urban area, you’ll never be short of stories to tell. Your neighbours are bound to be quirky and often annoying; you’ll meet new individuals every time you step out of your front door; and you’ll never, ever be bored. So where’s the catch?

The catch is both financial and personal. If you crave space and tranquillity, urban life isn’t for you. Similarly, living in the inner city can be extremely expensive, and buying property there is a very hard endeavour, to say the least.

Final thoughts…

Wherever you decide to live, throw yourself into it and give it 100%. Your neighbourhood is your community; these people will affect your life in more ways than you could ever imagine. Nurture your community, and you’ll receive the same energy in return!

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