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Choosing a Healthy Location for Your Next Home



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By : Lauren Spencer    99 or more times read
When we decide to buy a new home, we often think about things like how far the new commute will be, how good the schools are in the new neighbourhood, or how well the neighbours' yards are kept up. However, one of the most important things that you can consider when buying a new home is how your new living environment can support your health.

One of the most obvious health factors to consider is that of pollution. Choose an area that doesn't have a lot of industry nearby if you can help it, especially if members of your family have any sort of chronic condition like asthma. Consider the effects of noise pollution as well; there is a reason that living spaces near airports or train stations can be a great deal. The stress of living in a noisy environment can be detrimental to your health. Be wary of buying that fabulously low-priced home if it means that you will have to suffer with loud noises or bad smells every day.

Green spaces can increase your quality of life. Trees and other plants can help improve the air quality in the area, as well, green spaces give children places to play and often have walking trails for exercise. Parks are relaxing, even if you just enjoy the scenery; or better still, go for a trail hike with a friend. Neighborhoods with green spaces in them also suffer less vandalism and the plant help counter the heating effects of excessive amounts of concrete in urban areas.

If you and your family enjoy water sports, look into the quality of the local waterways. Some areas have beaches or rivers that you'd do well to avoid while some have beautiful areas for swimming and surfing. Having a local area to indulge in some of your hobbies can help you relax.

Some people are self-starters with their exercise but some of us need a little help to get started. While it's nice to have organized activities for your small children, scheduled activities for adults can be good incentive to get you moving as well. If you're living with teenagers, consider looking into activities that your teens would enjoy as well.

One of the most enjoyable perks that you can find in the growing season is the accessibility of fresh fruits and vegetables in your local farmers' markets. If you're looking to reduce your carbon footprint, eating locally grown produce is a great way to do that, particularly if there are organic growers in your area.

As we all become more aware of how our environments affect our well-being, it is a perfect time to take health factors into account when choosing a new surrounding to live in. Look around any new prospective neighbourhoods, towns, or cities that you're considering moving to with an eye towards what kinds of healthy living are supported there; some communities promote an entire culture of health and vitality!
Everything you need to know about homes in Santa Cruz is right here at MySantaCruzRealEstate.com. Lauren Spencer, Coldwell Banker Realtor will be glad to answer your questions about Boulder Creek CA real estate.

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