What Makes a Good Neighborhood

What Makes a Good Neighborhood

What Makes a Good Neighborhood

By Mark Spain Real Estate

What makes a good neighborhood to you might vary from the next person. However, there are many qualities that align with nearly everyone including lifestyle factors, amenities, location, and crime rates. Mark Spain Real Estate is here to help you define what is most important to you and your family so you can feel confident during your next move. 

We are committed to serving our clients in defining what is most important to them when buying a new home. We understand the importance of loving your community and designating your non-negotiable for you and your family’s new home. Finding a match for you is something our buyer agents at Mark Spain Real Estate pledge to do. We work tirelessly to ensure you find your dream home and understand what makes a good neighborhood! 

Additionally, Mark Spain Real Estate would be grateful to serve you in selling your home or buying a new one! We strive to deliver an unparalleled client experience each and every time we serve a client. 

What Makes a Good Neighborhood

Lifestyle FactorsMark Spain working with a couple at a table in a living room learning about what makes a good neighborhood to them.

Your lifestyle changes as you grow into new chapters of your life. If you are just starting off, you may want to live in a lively neighborhood with many people your age. Once you get married and have a family, your needs may change and you may want a neighborhood with a multitude of families and children for your kids to grow up and play with. Once retirement hits, you may want a neighborhood specially designed for communities supporting an active lifestyle with minimal to no children! There is beauty to every stage, they all have their perks! So, as you can see everyone’s view of what makes a good neighborhood varies! 


Having amenities inside or near the community you live in is important. Amenities can include pools, clubhouses, playgrounds, courts, or trails. The list can go on! When you are surrounded by amenities, you will be more apt to be active and social. This is a great way to meet those in your neighborhood and build connections and relationships. Living a more active lifestyle is proven to increase your quality of living and increase your happiness. 

If you are searching for an area where you and your family can meet new people, look to see what kind of events are happening around the neighborhood. Many places you can get involved are farmer’s markets, church events, sporting events, or parks!


Location is another important factor in what makes a good neighborhood. The location of where you live determines how close you are to town, restaurants, grocery stores, and recreational activities. It can become a daunting task to do simple tasks like grocery shopping when you are 40 minutes away from your favorite grocery store. If you do not already have a set community of people in your life that currently live in the town you are moving to, it will be valuable to find a home in which you are close to town and amenities. When you are far away from civilization, you risk lessening the opportunity to meet new people. 

Crime Rates A tan brick home in a sought after neighborhood.

Doing your research on an area before you move will pay off in the long run. Crime rates affect what makes a good neighborhood, and are notably the most important factor. The safety of you and your family is our utmost priority when serving our clients in finding a new home. You will not want to have to worry about safety when you are going on walks and having fun with your friends. 

Low crime rates are key when searching for a new area. This will put your mind at ease and can also be a key indicator that the area is growing and improving. If you notice a trend of an area raising its crime rates, you can predict that it will get worse. On the flip side, if you notice a trend of an area reducing its crime rate, you can predict that the community is actively working to better itself! 

Mark Spain Real Estate is here to help you identify what makes a good neighborhood. When you choose to buy a home with us, your Exclusive Buyers Agent will ensure you find your dream home in the right location. What makes a good neighborhood is defined by what is important to you! 

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