Like people, towns also have personalities. If you are looking to spend your vacation in the ‘burbs, get to know the town’s personality.
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What You Need to Know About a Town’s “Summer Personality”
Every town has a personality—and every town has a summer personality. With the warmer months fast approaching, Suburban Jungle talked summer personalities with Downtown Chic Moms—and if a summer rental is on your to-do list, this is definitely a post you want to check out. From Downtown Chic Moms:
“If there’s one thing Suburban Jungle wants city families to know it’s this: EVERY town has a unique personality—and understanding that personality is VERY important to your suburban search. The happiest urban-to-suburban families are the ones who find the right town—the town that syncs with their lifestyle, their wants, their needs and their expectations from day one.”
And, keep in mind, this summer personality rule applies to every town, from the go-to vacation hotspots to sought-after suburbs families often “test drive” in the summer.
“Thinking the Hamptons, Nantucket, Jersey Shore or some other summer hotspot? Remember, even popular summer rental towns have major personalities. Your job? Find one that aligns with your family. In the Hamptons, for example, Montauk is nothing like East Hampton, which is nothing like Southampton, Bridgehampton, Sag Harbor, Watermill or Sagaponack.”
And in the ‘burbs?
“Testing out a town for a potential move? In the New York City suburbs, towns like Rye, Pound Ridge, Bedford, Greenwich and Westport are popular for summertime test runs…In towns like these, the summer personality can be very indicative of the full-year personality—or it can completely miss the mark.”
Your goal? If you’re heading to a summer rental in a vacation town, make sure your family’s plans are in-sync—and that could mean signing up for a local day camp, joining a beach club or getting situated with some other popular activity or membership.
And if you’re heading to suburbia to try out a town that could be “The One?” Same rules apply to this summer rental. Suss out the town’s summer personality and make sure it’s a good fit—or that, at the very least, you know what to expect and can plan accordingly. And while you’re there, see if you can get a feel for what “real life” is like the other nine months. This will help you determine the right suburb for your family based on your lifestyle, wants and needs, and not just bedrooms and bathrooms.
To figure out which town truly fits your family—and YOUR summer personality—click here and schedule your complimentary suburbs strategy session.