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5 Things to Look For in a New Community

You hear it again and again, "Location, location, location." Finding the right community for you and your family is the most important decision when building your new custom home. There are many things to consider when deciding on a community. Keep reading to learn more about how to find the right community for you. 

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5 Things to Look for in a New Community


#5 Activities & Amenities

Singles, retired couples, or a family with young children, may each be looking for different types of local amenities. Your new community should have everything that you are looking for to suit your lifestyle. Families may be more interested in a community pool, proximity to parks, libraries, schools, and day cares. Where retired couples may be more interested in proximity to their family or a devoted active seniors club. It may be difficult to find the absolute perfect community but making sure your most important amenities are close by can be a deal breaker. Waxahachie offers diverse amenities and activities for all lifestyles. Our new home communities in Waxahachie include Park Place, Arbors at Willow Grove, and Sandstone Ranch


#4 Convenience

Just ahead of what activities and amenities are available is the convenience of getting to them from your community. Being able to run out to the store quickly will come in handy more times than not. However, the biggest convenience factor will be your commute to work. The distance from home to work and back should be taken into serious consideration when choosing your new community. Commuting takes time and can be stressful, consider driving from your possible new community to get an understanding of the traffic patterns. Our community in Mansfield allows for quick access to major highways, plenty of dining, entertainment, and shopping, all within a few miles of Spring Lake Estates


#3 Safety

Finding a safe environment to live is critical to the enjoyment of your new community. There are many websites that have analyzed the numbers already and provide the community's crime rate. Visit the community at different times of day to get a feel for the community's overall environment. Our Westpark community is located in Keller, which is the #8 Top Safest City in Texas


#2 Schools

Choosing a community sometimes begins with first choosing a school district. The subject of schools might seem more important to a family with children but a great school district should be a priority on everyone's list. The quality of the school system in that zone will affect the resale of your home. Research will be necessary to finding the best school or school district fit for your family. Midlothian Independent School District has been awarded a "Superior Achievement" for twelve consecutive years – that’s the highest rating possible by the Texas Education Agency Financial Integrity Rating System. We have multiple communities zoned to MISD including Lawson Farms, The Grove, Dove Creek, Bryson Manor Estates, and more. 


#1 Culture

Finding a community that makes you feel at home is most important. Before diving into all the research and comparisons, make sure you can see yourself living there. Finding the right community might mean having to compromise on some of your criteria. Finding a place that fits your lifestyle will allow the rest of the pieces to fall into place. Our communities, Seven Oaks and Oak Hills, in Burleson have the small town feel with the convenience of a larger city. 


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