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4 Tips for Finding a New Neighborhood While Living Far Away

By Mike in Home Buying Tips with 0 Comments

If you are transferring jobs or just interested in a fresh start, moving far away may be in the plans. If you’re looking at condos or lofts for sale in downtown San Diego from hundreds or thousands of miles away, here are four ways to find the perfect downtown SD neighborhood.

1. Speak with a Real Estate Agent

Make out a list of the specifications that you want in a neighborhood. For instance, you may want a spot that’s near the action, but not quite in the middle of it, or your urban paradise might be near a few parks where you can take your favorite four-legged friend. Share your wish list with an experienced downtown San Diego real estate broker and he or she can guide you to the right neighborhood.

2. Surf Listing Websites

If you want to find out what the neighborhoods are like in your new city, listing websites such as Craigslist or Meetup work well. On sites like these, you can type in the name of the area and search for real estate, jobs, and social events. This will give you a good idea of the personality of the neighborhood.

3. Search Crime Reports

Let’s be honest, if you’re moving to an urban area, there will be crime. Even with all the redevelopment in downtown, that’s just the way it is. That doesn’t mean, however, that an area is unsafe. Check out crime reports and statistics based on zip codes for the areas you’re interested and decide for yourself whether or not one of them is right for you.

4. Sort Through Trip Advisor

If you want to find out what there is to do in your neighborhood, Trip Advisor is jam-packed with everything tourists need to know about a city. While you won’t be a tourist when you move, this will help you discover cool nightlife, delicious food, and fun activities in the areas you’re considering. Reading through reviews about your new city will give you a glimpse into which neighborhoods you may like for yourself.

Planning a big move to our sunny city? 92101 Urban Living can help you narrow down the neighborhoods you’re most interested in and help you find a downtown San Diego condo for sale to call home. Call us today at (619) 649-0368 today and speak with a friendly agent! ')}