They’re questions I hear time and again.
“I’m living alone so I need to feel safe.”
“I work late and don’t want to be afraid of walking home at night”.
“I have a car – how’s the parking around here?”
“Can I get a place with a garage?”
I can’t tell you where to live or if a neighborhood is safe or not.
What I can suggest is that you drive around a neighborhood at night, during the day and weekends. See if you’re comfortable there. And while you’re at it look to see if you could find a place to park. Sometime you will have to drive around a little, but it’s your comfort level that counts. Will you love coming home to your new home in this area?
You can also Google the different neighborhoods. Find out if there is a neighborhood association and how active they are. Check out the crime rates and school systems. You have to do a little work on your own.
We all have different life styles, different tastes and different comfort levels. That’s what makes life so interesting. Figure out what’s best for you. You’re the only important one here. It’s your home – you need to be happy.
Don’t be afraid to say “this area is not for me” – we get it.
Good luck with your home search. Be happy and be safe.
FIND YOUR PHILLY HOME