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June
19

It's All About Location, Location, Location 

Find the Right Mansfield Neighborhood

Right neighborhood or right house ... Which is more important? When you're searching for homes in Mansfield, the answer to that question can become "complicated."  Our real estate agents have created this list of things to consider when your searching the perfect Mansfield property for you and your family.

  1. Community
    Your new community residents will become your extended family. Explore the area to see who lives there. Is the community mostly retired, single, or families with children?

    How about the character? Do you prefer to live in a friendly location with community BBQs and cleanups? Perhaps you'd prefer a private artsy 'hood to work on that upcoming novel.

  2. Schools
    If you have children, you'll want to know what to expect in nearby schools. Learn more about specific details through Great Schools online.

  3. Crime
    While Mansfield crime rates are far below the national average, that doesn't mean they are non-existent. Make sure you review the latest details about your prospective neighborhood to see it is in a hotspot for theft, car prowls or vandalism.

  4. Traffic
    Your commute times to and from work will matter. The best way to determine the actual traffic you'll experience is to do a test run from the neighborhood you'd like to buy in.

  5. Walkability
    Most households in Mansfield will prefer a car for daily errands and work commute, but you may also want to walk to your local parks and restaurants on evenings and weekends.

    Check the neighborhood Walk Scores to see which areas are more accessible for pedestrians, and for other areas where this isn't an option.

  6. Prices
    Mansfield homes are affordable, but some parts of town will offer better prices than others. Find a neighborhood--and home--that fits your budget. Set your price range based on your income, then compare to this average to make sure you're getting a great deal.

  7. Events
    Towns of all shapes and sizes have community events, so you'll want to see what is happening in Mansfield. Is there an upcoming neighborhood block party that will let you meet everyone? Alternatively, is your prospective house near a noisy bar or the annual motorcycle ride that will wake the baby?

  8. Architecture
    Do you prefer a single story ranch home? What about a modern three-story townhouse? Different neighborhoods will cater to specific styles of architecture, with historic homes often closer to downtown and modern homes likely in the suburbs.

    In addition, an attractive neighborhood will indicate that residents care about the area--a good sign for potential buyers.

  9. Parks and Recreation
    Walking to your local park for a picnic or bike ride is one of the best parts of small town life. Check out the local Mansfield parks to find those closest to your new house.

Our real estate agents understand the Mansfield real estate market. As area experts, we have the knowledge and real estate experience to help you pick the right neighborhood that meets every box on your checklist. Contact Haring Realty.

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