When choosing property, many of us have a tendency to stay overly focussed on what’s inside the homes we’re looking at. It’s easy to get fixated on the size of a property or on how modern it looks, but ultimately these aren’t the things that will have the biggest impacts on your lifestyle.
What will have much more of an impact on a day-to-day basis though is your location. Depending on where your property is located you will have more or less access to the things you use regularly and you will spend a lot more or less time travelling. Read on to see what some of the best things to be near are…
The single most useful thing to have near you is a supermarket, so that you need never worry again when you run out of milk or bread and so that you can quickly grab food for any event.
Having a café near you is great if you want to meet up with friends somewhere other than your home, if you want to just grab a nice cup of tea in a different environment, or if you’re trying to avoid your housemate’s party.
All of us have evenings when we’re feeling lazy but hungry and we want convenient food quickly. If you have a takeaway near you, then it will be a simple matter to order yourself a bite to eat that you can enjoy with friends in front of the TV, or on your own when you just feeling like bumming out.
If you’re someone who enjoys reading, then having a library nearby is perfect for running out and grabbing books. Likewise a video rental store can still be a boon too, even in the digital age.
Having a gym near you will make it much quicker and easier to head out for a workout when you have a spare hour. This in turn will allow you to stay in better shape and health and make your whole life better as a result. The only downside? There are no longer any excuses not to train…
If you want to impress your guests then few things will do that quite like a sea view. At the same time, being near the beach will mean that you can go for jogs by the sunset, or that you can go for scenic walks/collect shells. It’s a great way to unwind and chill out and that’s why being near the sea is one of the most sought after features for any property. Any real estate beaches are near to will instantly become more popular…
Having a friend just down the road is incredibly useful. Not only does it mean you have help to hand when you need someone to babysit your pets or when your fridge stops working, but it also means you can grab a coffee at that café down the road when you just fancy a chat – without it becoming a huge effort.
This post has been authored by Jim Carter, a freelance blogger who often writes for Mark Richards Real Estate, a team of home design experts based in Toronto. He is quite passionate about learning new things and he enjoys going on camping trips when he gets free.