Learning everything about a community in making a home-buying decision can be tough. Here are some tips:
- Visit the library. Community libraries are a great way to get the ‘pulse’ of a place — resources, local events, and more.
- Contact schools. If the schools will be part of your life in a new place, connect with them directly.
- Try the Chamber of Commerce. Many communities maintain a formal Chamber of Commerce, and helping someone understand what the community has to offer is their job. Welcome kits, maps and other information may save you time.
And of course, talk to real estate professionals. Being a local expert is their job.