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  • Writer's pictureCandice Newman

Choosing the Right Neighborhood for YOU

Are you ready to take the plunge and buy a home, but aren't quite sure how to choose the right neighborhood? It's a common conundrum. Location plays a crucial role in your quality of life and your property's long-term value. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you navigate this crucial decision.

1) Identify Your Priorities

Consider proximity to schools, parks, shopping, and work. Think about your lifestyle and must-have amenities. 

2) Online Research

Use the power of the internet to gather information about potential neighborhoods. Websites like NeighborhoodScout and City-Data offer insights into things like crime rates, schools, and demographics. Google Maps can give you a feel for local amenities, traffic patterns, and more.

3) Get A Feel For The Community

If possible, spend the day walking around. Visit the local parks, coffee shops, and restaurants. Often, this will tell you everything you need to know! 

4) Check School Districts

Research school ratings on websites like, and make a trip to see for yourself. 

5) Keep Future Development In Mind

Research any planned projects that could positively or negatively change the neighborhood. Look into home value trends to see if it’s a smart long-term investment.

Remember, finding the right neighborhood doesn't happen overnight, but the research and exploration can be part of the fun of your home buying journey. When you're ready to dive in, I'm here to assist every step of the way. Send me a message, and let's help you find not just the perfect house, but the perfect neighborhood too!

Hey Inland Empire, I’m Candice Newman! I’ve had the incredible fortune of being born and raised in this amazing community, and I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. I currently live in Alta Loma with my husband, Jonathan, our son, Trevor, and our dog, Ruger! I’m a real estate agent with a passion for finding new places to explore in the Foothill Communities. When I'm not selling homes, you can find me cheering my son on at his baseball games, exercising, spending time in our local mountains, heading to the lake, cooking, or watching the Dodgers slay the Giants (I was born and raised an Angels fan, but the Dodgers have taken over the household!). I'll never have enough Mexican food and Italian food in my life. I’m looking forward to connecting with you soon! See you around town! | (909)367-3280 DRE: 01924842

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