Deciding Where You Want to Live

There are many factors to consider as you search for suitable housing, so try to select a place that meets your family’s needs. Here are some things to keep in mind when you are looking.

Schools

If you have school- age children, you will want to consider the various school districts that are available as well as the distance from the schools to the housing unit.

Safety

When searching for housing, consider a neighborhood and its surroundings. Try to avoid high crime areas.

Work

Consider the distance between your workplace and the location of the housing unit.

Child Care

Consider the availability of child care and the quality of child care near your housing unit. If you work, keep in mind the difference between the housing unit, the child care, and your work location.

Public Transportation

If you do not have a vehicle, where is the closest access to public transportation and what times does the transportation arrive and depart?

Premises and Neighborhood

Is there a safe place for children to play outside?

Is the housing unit in a high crime area?

What is the general condition of the neighborhood and surrounding areas?

Are you close to medical services? Fire Department nearby?

Is there adequate parking for you and your guests?

Is the area/ building well lit at night?