Now, it's time to figure out where you want to live. One of the best ways to learn about a neighborhood, if you don't already live there or haven't spent a ton of time there, but think it might be a good fit for you is to talk to or learn from locals
MassRealty is building an entire library of resources that include videos and home-buying guides from real people who live in neighborhoods around the country. These can give you a direct, authentic perspective on what it's like to live there and whether it might be a good fit for you.
Next, start spending time in target neighborhoods yourself (if you can). Go to restaurants and bars, walk around, visit schools if you have kids or may have kids soon, and talk to as many people as you can who live there. Ask them what they like most and least about the neighborhood, and try to get a feel for what daily life is like there.
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