Neighbourhood Checklist

Finding a good neighborhood is one of the most important decisions you will make while buying a house. Neighbourhood quality impacts almost every aspect of your life for years to come.
Here's a quick checklist that can help you choosing a good neighborhood.

Traffic Congestion:
  • Rush hour traffic impacts
  • Nearby traffic junction
  • Railway crossing
  • Shopping traffic
  • High use facilities such as schools, religious places or stadiums

Schools:
  • After school activities
  • Test scores
  • School funding levels

Neighborhood:
  • Street activities - Kids playing on street, social interaction
  • Types of cars parked
  • Ease of walking
  • Parks
  • Restrictions

Shopping:
  • Neighborhood shops
  • Restaurants
  • Services - barbers, car or two wheeler services
  • Shopping centers

Noise:
  • Highways or Ring roads
  • Proximity to airport
  • Rail traffic

Health:
  • Water quality
  • Air quality
  • Open drainages
  • Industrial sites
  • Garbage dump yards

Safety:
  • Crime statistics
  • Access - gated vs open
  • Street traffic
  • Transformers nearby
  • Footpaths

Utilities:
  • Broadband availability
  • Trash pick up
  • Gas stations
  • ATM's