Whether you’re considering a move to Salt Lake City to take us up on our incredible natural beauty and outdoor recreation or you live in the area and a home upgrade is long overdue, you’ll want to consider how your family’s lifestyle can be improved when you move to a new home. In this post we’ll share a few tips on how to assess the local ‘lifestyle’ and not just the house.
Finding the Right Mix of Community Amenities
First, it’s important to understand that when you buy a new house or condo, you’re buying into a neighborhood or community as well. When you start to develop your ‘short list’ of properties, spend some time walking and driving around the area surrounding these homes to get an idea of what amenities are nearby. Take a few minutes to jot down a list of any professional services you make use of on a regular basis – such as a chiropractor, massage therapist or optometrist – as you’ll still need these services after you make a move and you can save yourself quite a bit of commuting time if they’re near your home. If you like to work out in a fitness facility that includes a weight room or swimming pool, check around to see if one is nearby.
Moving into a new home is your chance to improve your lifestyle, and having quick access to the amenities you use regularly will be a huge benefit.
Consider the Balance of Recreation vs. Convenience
For many of our residents, the Salt Lake City lifestyle includes a healthy amount of outdoor recreation. Skiing and other mountain sports are incredibly popular here, thanks to us having quick access to world-class ski resorts. Golfing is another popular pursuit, and there are numerous courses throughout Salt Lake County that are suitable for players of every handicap. If you’re the type that likes these and other recreational pursuits, you’ll want to consider whether you prefer easier access to them versus the convenience of living inside of the city where everything you could need is quick at hand.
What Do the Next 5 to 10 Years Look Like?
As you’re likely going to settle in for a while after you purchase your new home, you should certainly give some thought as to what the future might bring for yourself and your family. For example, if you are a young couple without children now – do you plan on having any? If so, you’ll want to ensure you have that additional bedroom and a home that’s within close proximity to elementary schools. On the other hand if you’re moving to Salt Lake County to retire here, think about how often you might want to travel or whether you would prefer the slower pace of a smaller community like Draper or Herriman.
Whatever lifestyle you desire, the Exit Realty Success team is here to help make it a reality. Contact us today at (801) 352-8000 or by email and let’s get started!