Moving to the suburbs can be difficult if you have been living in the city all your life. It is true that you should expect some challenges while making such a move, but these shouldn't stop you provided you have decided to move. Here are some of the reasons city dwellers are wary of moving to the suburbs:
Familiarity and Vibrancy of City Life
Some people are just scared of moving to the suburbs because it represents the unfamiliar, and the unfamiliar always seem scary. They don't know whether they will be able to get their favorite stores in the suburbs or whether they will enjoy the nightlife. In fact, some people automatically assume that the suburbs are dull.
Cities tend to have better transportation facilities and infrastructures than typical suburbs. For example, you may have to wait for a long time after hailing a cab or you may find that your favorite bus line doesn't service the area. If you work in the city, you may also have to deal with a longer-than-normal commute.
Here are a few tips to help you overcome such worries:
Remind Yourself Why You Decided To Move
The first thing is to understand why you want to move in the first place. For example, maybe your family is expanding and you want a bigger house, a bigger compound and a safer neighborhood that you can only find in the suburbs. Reminding yourself of the reason you are moving may help by making your worries pale in comparison.
Look For a Suburb with Downtown
Some suburbs are developed to the point where they almost look like mini cities. Some of these suburbs may even have their own "downtowns." Then there are also sleepy suburbs that are almost rural in nature. Choose the former type of suburb if you wish to move away from the city but still want to enjoy the vibrant life typical of cities.
Confirm Transportation Facilities
Transportation is not something you can ignore. You will need to go to work, take your kids to school, and go shopping. Suburbs aren't created equal, some of them have decent transportation facilities than others. Explore your target suburbs to confirm that the transport network meets your needs. For example, a suburb with a good train service is usually good enough for most people's needs.
Once you are ready to move, don't assume that all suburban homes are the same; know what you are getting. Get a real estate agent to help you handle your move to the suburbs.