One of the most important things to think about when you are looking for a place to live is the location. Location is considered a cliché when it comes to real estate, but that cliché exists for a reason. Location is everything when it comes to housing, and it can be difficult to find something that ticks all your necessary boxes. There are multiple factors that you should consider about the location of your apartment when you are looking for a new place to live. Here are a few of the most important things to keep in mind:

1. Proximity to Work. No one wants to have a long commute. It can be frustrating enough to have a short one take longer than it normally does due to traffic or weather issues, but when your commute already takes a half hour or more under optimal conditions, it can grate on you quickly. Not only is driving that much tiring, but it gets expensive very quickly. It is important to look for a place that is close to not just your current job, but has others around in case something happens where you need to change positions.

2. Distance to Stores. Something that often gets ignored until it is too late is the distance between the apartment and certain stores. While being close to department style stores may not be a requirement, you should definitely look around for the nearest grocery store and other places that you frequent. It isn't uncommon in rural areas to drive nearly a full hour to get to a grocery store. Obviously this is less than ideal, so be sure to ask around if you don’t see at least one store on your way in.

3. School Systems. If you have children and you aren’t planning on homeschooling, you definitely need to look at the surrounding school systems. You naturally want to give your kids the best opportunity for their future, and a good school can help set that groundwork for them. Always be sure to keep an eye on the school ratings in towns that you are considering moving to.
Location may seem simple, but there are many factors that need to be considered when you are looking to move. It definitely goes beyond what is simply pretty to look at. Call Talley and see what they have to offer that will fit your lifestyle and needs the best!