You’ll often here real estate professionals talk about the importance of “location, location, location.” They’re actually on to something. Where you live can be just as important as the home you build to live in. Let’s face it: you don’t spend all of your time within the walls of your home. That’s why the community you choose to live in is so important.
Gerber Homes builds quality homes in a number of different communities in the eastern Rochester area. Finding the right community for your family isn’t something you want to leave to chance. So you’ll want to think hard about moving into a new community.
One of the advantages of moving into a new construction community is that you can help shape the character of your neighborhood. Chances are good that you’ll be surrounded by others who are in the same situation you are. You’ve got a clean slate and you can organize community events that reflect the kind of things you’re interested in. There’s no “history” so you don’t have to overcome issues that may have been in place before you arrived.
You’ll also have the opportunity to be involved in decisions about how your community will develop and evolve. You don’t have to be a social activist to influence the character of your neighborhood. You simply have to be present and let others know what’s important to you and your family.
In a new community there are lots of opportunities to be involved in, including Home Owner Associations that will shape your neighborhood for years to come. And the good news is that you can be as involved as you want to be. You can organize events; if that’s something you’re comfortable with. Or you can simply choose to participate. You can attend HOA meetings if you’re good at expressing your thoughts and opinions.
A big part of determining where you want to live depends on your own community personality and selecting a community that fits that personality. One thing you may want to do is take a kind of “get-to-know-you” tour through communities such as Webster, Ontario, Canandaigua, or Mendon to see how they feel to you. Drive through the streets. Have dinner at some of the local restaurants. Take a walk in the parks. It may not be a terribly “scientific” approach to choosing a neighborhood, but it will give you a sense of what individual communities feel like. And that’s something really important to find out before you make a significant (and long-term move).
If you plan to move into a community in the Rochester area, you’ll want to think about more than the home you’re buying—you’ll want to think about what kind of community you and your family will be living in. Choosing your community is as important as choosing the floor plan for the home you plan to build.