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Find the Perfect Neighborhood that Fits Your Lifestyle

Looking for a new home? First, Find the Perfect Neighborhood that Fits Your Lifestyle

Tips for selling your Charlotte homeBuyers, anxious to make a quick home selection, often fail to take into consideration whether their new Charlotte home will work for their lifestyle.  Is it in a location within a reasonable commute to the office?  Is it near recreational areas that you will be utilizing regularly?  Is it near the airport?  If golfing is your pastime, is there a public course near the home which you're considering? Selecting the neighborhood FIRST is the wise way to shop homes for sale in Charlotte NC.  Find the Charlotte neighborhood that is near the necessities for YOUR lifestyle first, then focus on the home.


1. Make a list of all of the amenities that are nearby.  Keep in mind the distances and routes to each of these places, being certain that they are acceptable to you or not.

2. What features and local amenities are of importance to you? This is especially helpful if you are choosing between a few different neighborhoods in more than one area.

  • Looking for parks and recreation?  Are there parks nearby?  Golfing?
  • Is the community visually appealing?
  • Prefer a private lot?  Are there quiet sections, streets, culs de sac?
  • Meet the neighbors!  Are the people friendly in the neighborhood?
  • Is the neighborhood clean?  Yards, streets, parks, amenities?
  • Are there mature trees and landscaping?
  • Is lot size important to you?  Do the lots have large or small yards?
  • Are there sidewalks?
  • Is the neighborhood a 'safe' one? **
  • What are the market values of the homes in the area?
  • How many homes are for sale in the community?
  • How old is the community?
  • What is the average age of the residents? **
  • Just what are the demographics? **
  • What is the proximity to schools, both public and private?
  • Are there active community events or organizations?

**Demographics include protected classes of individuals which we, as Realtors® are prohibited from discussing with clients.  There are multiple websites which can help you answer these questions on your own such as and in Charlotte,

3. Drive around and walk through the neighborhood.  The best way to determine the cleanliness and friendliness of the neighborhood is simply to walk around it and meet the residents.

Charlotte North Carolina Real Estate

Debe Maxwell, CRS, Realtor®/Broker
The Maxwell House Group
Mobile: (704) 491-3310

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Comment balloon 8 commentsDebe Maxwell, CRS • April 17 2011 09:41AM


Lifestyle is a most important consideration when searching for that new home.  You've provided buyers with valuable advise that they need to be sure and make their sales associate aware of when considering properties to preview.

Thanks for sharing.

Sue of Robin and Sue

Posted by Robin Dampier REALTOR®, Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source (Coldwell Banker King) about 9 years ago

Good morning Debe,

Very nice list of suggestions to help a buyer find their perfect home.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 9 years ago

Debe...Great outline for people to review about the area ...Thank You

Posted by San Antonio Texas New Homes for Sale, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hill Country ( about 9 years ago

Debe - A very nice extensive list that I will plan on re-blogging for my area. Very in depth

Posted by Ken Barker Realtor® GRI, E-Pro Certified (Dilbeck Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Sue:  I have always believed that this is how you search for your new home but, it's now become the topic of conversation in real estate circles.  

Don:  Thanks and it's so true too!

Robert:  Thanks and you're welcome!  It's definitely high priority for those relocating to Charlotte, for sure!

Ken:  Well, thank you so much!  It does apply to every area, I believe.


Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 9 years ago

Debe, this is a great list for home buyers.  Sometimes I wonder what process buyers actually do use.

Posted by Damon Gettier, Broker/Owner ABRM, GRI, CDPE (Damon Gettier & Associates, REALTORS- Roanoke Va Short Sale Expert) about 9 years ago

This is a great list that applies to a Maryland Buyer too. Yup. I will need to re-blog this too.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) about 9 years ago

This is a fabulous checklist, for people looking at buying a home in Charlotte, NC, Debe.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) about 9 years ago

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