Before you start looking for a home to buy, you need to consider the neighborhood. There's no point in falling in love with a home in an area that does not suit your lifestyle. If you realize after you move that the neighborhood's not for you, it's too late.
There are so many things to consider when you're searching for the perfect neighborhood. Safety, amenities, schools, your commute to work, do you need a car, just to name a few. Where do you start? Here are some essentials you shouldn't overlook when searching for a neighborhood where you will be happy living.