Relocating to Destin provides opportunities for beach trips, golfing, fishing and so much more. However, if you don't choose the right neighborhood for your family, the things you're hoping to enjoy might not be as convenient at you'd like. Here are some tips to help you find the right place for your next home.
Visit Destin First
The best way to figure out where you want to live is to visit the area. However, you can't show up expecting to treat your visit as a vacation. It's better if you travel to the area and look at the different neighborhoods, rank them in order from your favorite to your least favorite and you actually talk to locals about the area.
Research the Area
Forums, blogs and websites provide plenty of information about neighborhoods throughout Destin. Before you move, make sure you research the neighborhood and read reviews from people actually living in the area. This will help you to get a feel for what you're getting yourself into before you move to a specific neighborhood.
Consider the following features of the area:
- Location compared to shopping
- Location compared to beaches and activities
- Schools serving the area
- Homeowners Association Dues
- Neighborhood Amenities
- Location compared to parks
- Gated or non-gated community
- Average age of those living in the area
- Location compared to place of employment
- Access to major roads
All of these features and locations are very important when it comes to choosing the right neighborhood for your needs. By looking at these things, visiting the area and researching it online, you can make the right decision for your family.
Of course, choosing a top real estate agent willing to give you an honest opinion about the neighborhoods in Destin will help fill in the gaps. You're new to the area and a skilled real estate agent can provide information only someone living in Destin knows.
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