Pamela Vasiliu
Sales Representative
pvasiliu@remax.net

RE/MAX Professionals Inc.
Brokerage
Independently owned and operated.

Date: Tuesday November the 21st, 2017 
416-236-1241

 

   

12 Kinds of Neighborhoods

October 6, 2015 - Updated: October 6, 2015

 

1. Urban Core (Downtown)

Where to find it:
Downtown, the heart of major metros

What you can call home:
Aging single family homes and apartments, modern luxury lofts and condos converted from old warehouses and above businesses

Your Neighbors:
Ethnically diverse mix of young single professionals, low to middle income families and seniors

Why You'll Like It:
Affordable housing, eclectic mix of high-end and modest, close to nightlife and city attractions

Why You May Not:
Little to no public parking, typically has higher rate of crime, transients
 

2. Urban Pioneer (Up-and-Coming)

Where to find it:
Near downtown and inner-ring suburbs

What you can call home:
Fixer uppers, older single family homes ranging in style from ranch to modern, garden-style apartment buildings

Your Neighbors:
Ethnically diverse mix of young singles and couples, recently divorced and single parents, aging retirees who have lived in the neighborhood for years, immigrants

Why You'll Like It:
Cheaper homes that are likely to increase in value, working-class sensibility, new development

Why You May Not:
Construction noise and eyesores, neighbors who can't renovate their homes
 

3. New Urban

Where to find it:
Near a business hub other than the city's main downtown

What you can call home:
New single family homes in retro styles, upscale apartments and condos, lofts above businesses

Your Neighbors:
Educated, affluent-to-middle income couples with no or few children, young single professionals

Why You'll Like It:
Close to work, shopping and nightlife

Why You May Not:
Too many hipsters, inflated home prices push some buyers out of the market
 

4. Cul-de-sacs & Kids (Bedroom)


Where to find it:
Suburbs and new subdivisions

What you can call home:
Large single family homes with manicured lawns and finished basements, tract homes, newly built homes

Your Neighbors:
Middle-aged soccer moms and dads whose lives revolve around their children

Why You'll Like It:
Lots of curb appeal, playmates for your children, active neighborhood associations
 

Why You May Not:
You're single or don't have children, not close to city hotspots

Examples:
The Reserve at Dog River in Atlanta; Blackstone in Portland, Ore.; Chandler, Ariz.

5. Pedestrian

Where to find it:

Small pockets in major metros

What you can call home:
Cozy condos and apartments, lofts above businesses

Your Neighbors:
Hipsters and single professionals

Why You'll Like It:
You don't need a car to get what you need

Why You May Not:
Little to no parking, noise, density
 

6. Historic

Where to find it:
Anywhere

What you can call home:
Large, well-preserved, older single family homes known for their architectural styles ranging from Victorian/Queen Anne to Colonial Revival

Your Neighbors:
Style-conscious middle-aged couples, aging adults who grew up in the neighborhood, home-improvement buffs

Why You'll Like It:
Lots of curb appeal, history and character

Why You May Not:
Stringent home maintenance and style requirements
 

7. Status/Destination

Where to find it:
In the hills or mountains, by water, behind gates

What you can call home:
Large, custom-built single family homes and McMansions on the lake, on the beach, with city views, in gated communities; plush penthouses and lofts in trendy, urban areas

Your Neighbors:
Affluent high-powered executives and wannabes, upper-middle income achievers, celebrities, millionaires

Why You'll Like It:
Status, exclusivity, privacy, security

Why You May Not:
Keeping up with the Jones is hard work
 

8. Ethnic

Where to find it:
Near downtowns in major metros

What you can call home:
Small apartments, older single family homes

Your Neighbors:
Immigrants from a particular ethnicity, young couples, budget-conscious singles

Why You'll Like It:
Affordable housing, interesting cuisine and products

Why You May Not:
If you're not the same ethnicity, you may feel like an outsider
 

9. Active/Resort

Where to find it:
Sunbelt and coastal cities, in the desert, by water or in the mountains

What you can call home:
Large single-family homes in newer architectural styles, luxury cabins, upscale condos

Your Neighbors:
Affluent and active middle-aged adults and seniors

Why You'll Like It:
Outdoor activities to fit your lifestyle, tons of places to get a tan, go fishing or hiking

Why You May Not:
You're a couch potato
 

10. Golf

Where to find it:
New subdivision surrounding a golf course

What you can call home:
Upscale single family homes and condos in mostly contemporary styles

Your Neighbors:
Families with young children, retirees, golf fanatics

Why You'll Like It:
You love golf, tons of amenities

Why You May Not:
You hate golf
 

11. Retirement

Where to find it:
Sunbelt and coastal cities

What you can call home:
Small, low-maintenance apartments and condos with all kinds of amenities

Your Neighbors:
Empty nesters, single seniors

Why You'll Like It:
Weather, organized activities and social events

Why You May Not:
You're young and single

12. Rural

Where to find it:

Miles from the city

What you can call home:
Custom-built homes with lots of acreage and room to grow

Your Neighbors:
Nature

Why You'll Like It:
Space and privacy

Why You May Not:
Far from everything

 


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