Is it the amenities? The location? The schools? What qualifies a neighborhood to be one of the best? Let’s be real, the answer can be pretty subjective, but there are several qualities in a neighborhood that everyone looks for when buying a home. Put these qualities together and you have the best neighborhoods. Great schools, parks and amenities and the overall quality of life that’s within the neighborhood are all key to making it the best.
Great Schools—Give a neighborhood a good grade
For families that long for a neighborhood to watch their kids grow up with close friends that they’ll have for a lifetime. They must look for good schools, and activities surrounding the school. A couple of good things to look at when deciding on schools are the schools rankings among other schools in the district or state, also it’s good to look at the student to teacher ratio. Obviously with a higher ranking you can expect that your kids will get a better education. If the teacher to student ratio is decent than you kid will have more one-on-one with the teacher and it will help with a better education. Good schools also have plenty of activities like sports, music and arts. This will give your kids another opportunity to meet new friends. Look for a school that your kids can grow and be happy and you’ll find a good neighborhood.
Get out meet your neighbors with parks and amenities
The best neighborhoods have plenty of parks and amenities. Rather it be through a Homeowners Association or Parks and Rec department, amenities like a pool and various parks are great for most communities. Amenities like this allow for communities to come together, give kids a place to play and community members take a little more pride in their community. A community with amenities is a community that sticks together.
Quality of life is key
The best neighborhoods have many different elements that could qualify for them to be the best, but perhaps the key to any good neighborhood is the overall quality of life. It’s a feeling you get when looking at the neighborhood. Is there a good sense of community? Does the community have events that bring people together, such as a springfest, concerts in a park or other events? Does the community have trails where you can see families exercising? Ask yourself, am I happy here? If the answers are yes to these questions than the community you’re looking at has a good quality of life.
Completing the equation
Ranking the best neighborhoods can be completely subjective but any test or survey will rank schools, the parks and amenities and the overall quality of life. These elements are the most important in describing the best neighborhoods.
Post provided by Bruce Zander for The Meadows, who strives to be one of the best Denver neighborhoods and a sustainable community.