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8 Things to Consider When Choosing Where to Live

December 20, 2022

If you’ve ever considered moving cities or states but don’t know how to choose where to live, this article can be your guide. When considering a new place to relocate to, you need to think about several factors to decide if it will be a good fit. The experts at Friendship Creek have put together a list of crucial things to consider for your move. 

Cost of Living

Unfortunately, finances play a significant role in dictating whether a place is suitable or not. To live in New York City, you’d need to have a well-paying job or a large retirement fund. On the other hand, living in a smaller town requires much less financial backing. Our community at Friendship Creek is located in Delaware and has an excellent cost of living. 

Location and Climate

The next thing to pay attention to is the location. Do you want to live outside of a big city, near the mountains or by the coast? Choosing a geographic destination will help you filter through countless options. What’s more, you can use climate as another factor with a geographic location to get you closer to finding the optimal place to live.

Boardwalk on the Delaware Beaches


Depending on you and your family, you may want to be close to a large hospital, special clinics, nursing homes or other healthcare facilities. As you begin narrowing down your choices for places to live, do some research to see how healthcare is rated. 


The community you live in significantly affects your overall quality of life. You have more opportunities, relationships and joy when you have an active, safe and friendly community. When considering different places to live, visit the various towns and see how the community feels. A community like Friendship Creek is an excellent example of the ideal community to live in. The community offers new homes at the Delaware beach and an active lifestyle. 


Safety should always be a primary concern for someone who’s planning on moving. Whether in the middle of your career or already retired, you want to live in a safe area. Are the towns you’re looking at safe to walk around in at night? What is the crime rate? Look up statistics for crime and types of crime and read local news sources to see what events have occurred in the past. 


While education might not be a primary factor for everyone considering moving, it’s essential if you have children or plan to have children. Once you’ve been able to cut down on your options to a handful of areas, look at the local school districts to see how the schools are. Check out national and state ratings, read reviews online and visit the schools if you can. 

Person Standing In Front of Graduating Class

Job Market

Historically, the job market was one of the most important factors for moving. However, as many companies allow their employees to work remotely, the local job market isn’t as important. Nonetheless, it should play a part in your decision-making even if you are a remote worker because one day, you, your spouse or your children may be looking for employment in the area. 


Often, people overlook the surrounding areas when exploring a new hometown. However, local nature should play a role in your thinking. Access to a beach, forest or state park can vastly improve your quality of life. Visit county and township websites to see what natural attractions are nearby. 

Love Where You Live

If you’re looking for a new place to call home, it’s important to consider all of your options and find the community that best suits your needs. The eight factors we’ve listed above should help guide your decision making process as you narrow down your choices. If you want to learn more about an exciting community at the Delaware beaches, contact us at Friendship Creek. We would be happy to answer any of your questions or provide additional information about our award-winning homes and amenities.

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