Living in a big city has its perks. However, it also has some serious deal-breakers as well, as some of you urbanites may have realized in the wake of the coronavirus.
A lot of people are now mulling whether it would be for the best if they start their lives anew somewhere in the suburbs. The decision is something that those who have a growing family or are thinking of beginning one soon.
If you’re among this segment of suburban living converts, these are the most important factors you should consider before making the big move.
More than Just Rankings
One of the first things that parents or soon-to-be parents look for in a place to live is a choice of good schools. One mistake they make though when considering this is that they tend to focus more on school rankings.
While rankings can give you an idea of the quality of education your kids will get, you’d be better off looking at how the stream of city dwellers affect the overall school system in the area.
Moving to the suburbs is convenient for those who want to keep their city job without having to deal with the hustle and bustle of urban life 24/7. However, living outside the city may also mean less access to amenities such as accessible childcare options.
So, before packing your bags do a bit of research about the kind of childcare you’ll have access to in the suburb you’re eyeing. Browse through the daycares nearby and the rates they’re going for.
An alternative might be to hire a live-in caretaker for your kids if you can afford it. That decision, in turn, would affect the kind of homes you consider.
Those who successfully made the move to the suburbs also consider whether or not the town they moved to has a train station with stops in the city. After all, this would make going in and out of the urban center more convenient.
However, you might not have to think about this at all, especially if your job has allowed you to work remote full time due to the coronavirus. Real estate experts have also noted how people have become less concerned about just being half an hour away from the city because of the same reason.