How to Choose the Right Santa Cruz Home for Your Family

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 1:01am.

Whether you are moving to a new house with children or you are buying your first Santa Cruz home with the intention of raising future little ones there, many factors will come into play when making your decision.

You will want to find a house with the right size and layout, that has a suitable number of bathrooms, is in an excellent neighborhood and has all of the local amenities your family will need. It might take a while to find the right house, but when you do, it will be worth it. You will have a wonderful place to fill with love and memories, where your children can grow up in peace and happiness.


Take a look at the area where the property is located. Is it close to a school that your kids can attend when they are old enough? Is there a playground where they can play with their friends? Are you near any convenient shops for picking up groceries? Location is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a place to raise your family.


Take a look at the demographics of the neighborhood. If it has mostly young families around the same age as you, your children will likely have plenty of neighbors to play with as they grow up.


You might think that spending as much as you can possibly afford on an expensive Santa Cruz home is the best thing for your kids, but you might be wrong. In fact, you could end up stressed out from working too hard to make your mortgage payments and never getting to spend time with them. Instead, buy a modest house that you can reasonably afford and have a better relationship with your children.

Choosing the right place to live is difficult. Just be sure to consider the factors above when starting your search. Please feel free to call me at 831.662.6522 or email me at for more information about finding the right Santa Cruz home.

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