Choosing the right neighborhood is a big part of your home search. When considering location, it’s important to factor in budget, non-negotiable home features, as well as proximity to things you can’t live without. Be sure to also take into consideration the following things when neighborhood shopping:
- Property taxes
Property taxes can play a big part in your overall cost of living. These costs are usually listed in online property listings, and there are property tax maps available online as well.
- Safety and crime
Websites such as City-Data and CrimeReports can help you get a sense of crime levels in any neighborhoods you are considering. Determining what level of crime you feel safe with is part of the process of choosing a location.
- Topography and geography
Land geography can play a role in determining the cost of a home.
- Property value
Check out recent sales in the neighborhood to get a good idea of the potential value of homes there.
- School zones
School zones are important to consider whether or not you have children, as they can affect home values.
We may be a bit biased, but we think that East Boise is the best neighborhood in the city! This is where we live, work, and play! This charming part of town has so much to offer, and it doesn’t take long to fall completely in love!
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