Before signing a lease or buying a house, visit frequently, check neighborhood safety and learn more about the area.
To make your move a smart one, it’s important to figure out if the neighborhood you’re considering will be a good fit in terms of walkability, safety and other factors.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to try out a neighborhood and research its features before you make an offer on a home or sign a lease.
“If no one is on the street after dark, it’s not necessarily a bad sign. But if people are outside walking, running or biking, it’s a strong sign that they feel safe,” wrote Danielle Samalin, CEO of Framework, an online platform focused on empowering homeowners, in an email.
See the full article on exploring a neighborhood before buying a home in U.S. News & World Report