“Sometimes the breaking point comes when you’ve circled the block for hours looking for a parking spot,” writes Realtor.com. “Or when your baby is woken up yet again by the constant wail of sirens invading your street. Or when you start thinking of your nearby urban park as your ‘country space.’ That’s it, you say—we’re outta here.” And when they happens, they advise, be sure you’re asking these eight questions to help steer your suburban search.
Realtor.com tapped Suburban Jungle Founder & President Alison Bernstein to weigh in, and provide her expert insights and intel for navigating the urban-to-suburban transition. Her advice? “Check out the logistics of the transportation, including the convenience of the schedules,” for starters. Beyond that, remember that a “great” school is different for every family — and it’s not just about test scores and rankings.
Some other things to scope out? The childcare scene. Stopping by “a school drop-off and pickup,” helps, as does checking out the town to see “who’s around during the day.” And don’t forget a town’s “summer personality” — “Were you were envisioning block party barbecues and lemonade stands—when in fact the neighborhood clears out as everyone heads to Nantucket or sleep-away camp? Does everyone belong to a private club?”
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