Finding the right neighborhood is just as important as choosing the right house! When you're looking at different neighborhoods be sure to research the schools. Even if you don't have kids, schools will affect your home's value. You'll also want to look at things like local crime statistics, the locations of the nearest grocery stores, hospitals and pharmacies or other amenities you'll use. It's a good idea to drive through the neighborhood at various times and different days of the week to check noise, activity levels and traffic.