It’s the beginning of a new year and time to make a fresh start! When moving, whether you choose a senior living community for the young at heart, or a standalone home within a neighborhood, it’s like the saying goes when it comes to your house – Location is EVERYTHING. So, embracing all the amenities you call home, plus adding some new ones, can really increase the joy you feel when acclimating into your new surroundings. Here are some things to consider when choosing your next neighborhood.

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Are local classes offered or do they have a community center where you could sign-up to attend courses?

Participating in a class to learn a new hobby or to continue your favorite pass time would be an added perk. Many communities have events scheduled in their clubhouse or available online for registration. Learning a new craft or game can help keep your mind sharp as well as help you meet new people. Also, it gives you something enjoyable to look forward to every week.

Are there areas for exercise?

Tennis courts, or designated walking trails are great ways to get the heart pumping. Physical activity will boost endorphins increasing your overall happiness and put some pep in your step (and your dog will thank you for that afternoon stroll).

How much yard space do you want?

Moving to an area where the homes are built closely together means more interactions with their owners. Knowing your neighbors can heighten happiness, and relationships provide a sense of purpose and security. On the flip side, living in a community providing large yards and space could provide more privacy and openness. This might be a better option if you have larger pets. Whichever you choose, make sure it works for you and your family.

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Any volunteering opportunities?

Volunteering builds a since of belonging to a community and it helps others in need. Are there any causes you are passionate about or do you know of a business that is shorthanded? Local animal shelters or hospitals are always a sure bet. Anytime someone is reaching out for the betterment of the community it is always a win-win.

Is it close to friends and family?

We could all benefit from having smaller drive times to our get-togethers. Being able to host or attend gatherings with loved ones whenever you want is a clear way to increase the amount of joy in your life. Plus, they will enjoy having you nearby as well.

How close is the house to the businesses and shops you like to frequent?

You don’t want to move too far away from your favorite knick-knack store, or family doctor. Are you an avid reader and want to make sure there is a library close by, then visit Having a short drive to the farmer’s market for fresh fruits or vegetables in the Summer, or dinner at your favorite little restaurant whose owner knows how you like your coffee is priceless.

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