Many factors come into play when moving to another city or state and some may consider public transportation as important as any other factor. People look to public transportation to get them to and from work, appointments, grocery shopping, healthcare facilities and possibly their children to school so we recognize the importance of this factor in moving to a new neighborhood. Further, with the big move towards “going green” and today’s high gas prices many have voluntarily looked to public transportation as doing their part for the environment and their wallets. Of course, there are some cities in the U.S. that have better transportations systems than others. We recommend checking out online resources available to research public transportation services before you move. This will give you a better idea of the proximity and effectiveness of the system prior to your change of address. In the event you have the time to visit your prospective neighborhood, stop by your local public transportation office and pick up train, trolley and/or bus schedules to see how they will benefit you and/or your family.
Still others will consider carpooling services as an alternative to helping the environment and save some money and/or meet new people in the community. If you are unfamiliar with your new area it is a good time to ask questions about good restaurants, parks or other points of interest. Possibly, your employer will already have something set up but if not, do you part to reduce carbon footprints and start your own carpool! With today’s high-traffic lifestyle, prospective buyers would be smart to consider public transportation and/ or carpooling as viable factors when moving to a new home.
What factors are most important to you when choosing a new place to live?