Al and Cal Homes and Community: What type of Neighborhood is Right for You?

What type of Neighborhood is Right for You?

What type of neighborhood is right for you?

The question might sound more like, what does a neighborhood mean to you?<a href="">Village</a> by Gustavo Rezende

Are you a subdivision Buyer or would you like more privacy?  Perhaps you prefer that tree lined street in a down town area.    

When you start your search for a home and you have identified a buyers agent that will represent you, you will be asked a series of questions designed to help that agent help you find the perfect home.   

One of those questions will likely be, what kind of community do you wish to live in?   Inadvertently a Buyer will say to me that they want a nice neighborhood.   Off course.   No one wants to live in a bad area.    But just want does a good neighborhood mean?   It is one of those answers, like "I would like a large lot".    Everything is relative.   

So what does a neighborhood mean to you?     Is it simply a place that has residential homes around yours?    Or, do you envision a tree lined street that has sidewalks and street lamps?   Are you into a homeowners association that might host neighborhood parties and poker games once a month?   Could it be that in town area where you can walk to almost everything?   Is it a place where one hears only the sounds of nature, or is it one where kids are playing in the street?    Are the homes set far apart from each other or do you see yourself chatting with a neighbor as you rake those autumn leaves?     

What I urge you to do is look into your future a bit and consider what your family profile will look like in a few years.    Home owners at different stages of their lives have different priorities, and typically style or type of neighborhood might just be one of these.   

"Neighborhood" means something very different to each of us.    Really give this some thought.

There is no right or wrong here.   Just because someone says that you should live in a subdivision or that a subdivision neighborhood is a better resale destination doesn't mean that it will be right for you.   


When it comes to making that move, consider the real estate services and experience of the Al and Cal Realty Group at Remax Executive Realty.   

Helping families move for the past 25 years is our only business!    508-494-9061

Carol-Ann Palmieri

Al and Cal Realty Group

Remax Executive Realty




Comment balloon 9 commentsCarol-Ann Palmieri • September 22 2012 06:28AM


Very insightful.  Neighborhood is very unique to all of us.  Good post.

Posted by Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty ( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida) over 6 years ago

Carol are right, it really does come down to what the person/family envisions for their lifestyle and future state.  Loved this post...suggested!

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) over 6 years ago

This is a great question Carol Ann...neighborhood means different things to different people!  That's why it's great to have your local Realtor® to discuss exactly what you want in a home and your different options :)!

Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) over 6 years ago

Hi Chris and Dick.  Thank you.  I hope you have a great weekend.



Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 6 years ago

Hi Anita.  Thank you!   I know you must see this with you buyers all the time.   

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 6 years ago

Hi Brenda.   Local is a key word.    Thanks! 

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 6 years ago

Good post, Carol Ann.  I often work in the suburbs, and occasionally a rural setting... but I live in the heart of the City and wouldn't want it any other way... the more urban, the better for me!

Posted by Peggy Hughes/pha logistix, inc., SF NYC LA (pha logistix inc) over 6 years ago

Terrific post Cal, everyone has their own wants and needs and they do change over time.

Posted by Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales (Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida) over 6 years ago

Great post and info, Carol Ann.  Neighborhoods and communities are so different here in Naples than they are up north and most, but not all come down with an idea of where they think they want to be.

Posted by Christine OShea (Christine E O'Shea Real Estate Broker) over 6 years ago