Whether you like going to pubs, cinemas, ice skating rinks, bowling centres or social clubs, it’s worth seeing if your new location matches up with your expectations. If you’re passionate about fitness, it’s worth investigating whether you will be living close to a gym.
If you love visiting parks and green spaces, check that there are plenty in your new area, as you might not want to travel far every time you fancy a nice walk or jog. Try and read the local paper to keep abreast of what’s going on, making a note of any new developments that the council may be planning. New build developers often invest in green spaces and community development, so that the area becomes a thriving community that people are happy to live in. It’s well worth finding out from the developer what they have planned before you buy, so that you know exactly how the area around your new home will develop over time.