3 Steps for Finding The Right Neighbourhood for Your Family

Published September 23, 2020 by The Rise West Grove Estates

Are you looking to purchase a new home? Here are some top tips on how to choose the best Calgary neighbourhood for your family.

Everyone wants to find their dream home — a house that fits perfectly with our tastes and needs — but is that enough? When you are looking for a new home, there is another factor to consider, and that is neighbourhood. Some of the things you should look for in a neighbourhood include: 

  • Green spaces
  • Safety
  • Strong sense of community
  • Easy access to amenities and public transportation

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Picking the best home and neighbourhood for your family is not an easy decision, and finding the right neighbourhood will ensure your child’s happiness, safety, and development. The Rise at West Grove Estates is a naturally beautiful area that boasts top schools, an excellent location, and fantastic recreation opportunities for residents of all ages. 

Want to know if this is the perfect neighbourhood for your family? 


3 Steps for Finding The Perfect Neighbourhood for Your Family 

If you are looking for a new family home, you must keep in mind that you aren’t just buying a house, you are investing in a neighbourhood. That means you need to be extra careful about the area you will be living in. 

Here are three steps you should take when finding the perfect neighbourhood for your family:

Step 1: Determine What You Are Looking For

The first step in finding the right neighbourhood is to determine what you really want. Making a list of your must-haves will ensure you find the perfect fit for you and your family. Here are some things to consider: 

  • Do you have children, or are you planning on having children? If so, then you must ensure that the neighbourhood you are looking at has access to playgrounds, excellent schools, daycare centers, and more. 
  • How far do you want to commute? Do you plan on driving, walking, or taking public transport to work? Do you have a car, or would you be willing to get one? 
  • Do you want to live in a new development? Newer developments have more modern features and won’t require a lot of repair work, which will save you a lot of money in the long run. 
  • Do you want to go to places on foot? Would you like to be within walking distance of shops, restaurants, banks, and more? 


Step 2: Get All the Necessary Information 

Once you have an area of the city picked out, start digging up some information. When you are picking out neighbourhoods, make sure to gather information on: 

  • Schools. Look into the local public and private elementary, junior, and high schools, as well as daycare programs. 
  • Crime statistics. It’s important to know the crime rate of the area you are thinking of living in, as this will give you total peace of mind. 
  • Parks and recreation. How far is it to the closest park or recreation centre?

West Springs Is Perfect for Young Families

The Rise at West Grove Estates is situated in the up and coming West Springs area, which is ideal for young families. There are plenty of parks and playgrounds, and the community has youth sports teams, as well as summer camps, to keep your children entertained.

Step 3: Close the Case 

You’ve chosen the neighbourhood you want to live in, but now it’s time to find a house that you and your family will love. To do this, make sure you: 

  • Determine how much house you can afford. You want to find your dream home, but you also want to protect your family’s financial future. Make a budget and determine how much home you can afford, and don’t go above that.
  • Draw up your vision of home. Ask yourself what you want in a home. Write down a list of your must-haves and stick to it while house hunting.
  • Consider any upgrades you might need to make. Before you make an offer on a new construction home, be sure to ask what is included in the price, note what is missing (e.g. appliances, lighting fixtures, etc.) and do your research about any additional expenses you may have.


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Are you looking for a beautiful, affordable home in a family-friendly neighbourhood? The Rise at West Grove Estates will allow you to enjoy planned green spaces, a strong and well-established community, as well as proximity to numerous amenities. 

Our showhomes are available to view by appointment only. To find out more, please contact us at 403-250-5650 or fill in our online contact form.


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