When you are shopping for a new home, you have a pretty good idea what you are looking for. You are probably like the majority of home buyers, and look first to the interior to check off the important items on your dream home checklist. Items such as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the type of appliances, and energy efficiency of the home are common considerations. But, have you also considered the community amenities?
If you are wondering what you should look for in a new home’s outdoor amenities and local community, you may want to take a look at these popular must-haves:
- Fitness Opportunities: Are you a regular gym-goer or a runner training for a marathon, do you love swimming for exercise? You will need a place to live with plenty of opportunities to get or stay fit. In addition to being near the gyms, yoga studios, and other fitness facilities of your choice, some communities may feature their own fitness centers and pool area for residents. Palma Sola Bay Club residents enjoy a private gym which is located in our clubhouse.
- Green Space: Communities with plenty of green space keep home owners connected to nature. In addition to parks, some communities have their own nature trails, tennis courts, and waterfront access to encourage healthy and active lifestyles. These natural features are often hallmarks of a self-sustaining community, so check out what they do to stay environmentally friendly, too. The Palma Sola Bay Club community features convenient access to the waterfront. Residents enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding, and other activities. Pet-owners who live in Palma Sola Bay Club can utilize our dog park and connect with other dog lovers.
- Convenient Shopping: Convenient access to shopping centers, outlet malls, local businesses, and even a great grocery store or two can make living in a new neighborhood much easier. Being close to restaurants and cafes provides opportunities to get out of your home for a fun evening out. Ideally, you’ll probably want to be far enough away from the traffic, but close enough to take an excursion whenever you like.
Ultimately, where you want to live depends upon your individual needs. However, these suggestions, will get you looking beyond the interior of your home, so you have everything that you need to live the life you want.