Looking for a new home? If you are you know there is so much to consider and a lot of that goes into thinking about the house itself. If you are thinking about Chapin, Lexington, Irmo or anywhere else near Lake Murray you know that recreation may well be a big factor in making a decision on where to live. However don’t neglect to think about maintaining a healthy lifestyle for you and your family too! Here are a few factors that will help you choose the right neighborhood for your search.
Parks and Recreation
It’s no secret that being healthy is about staying active. That’s a lot easier when you can take advantage of local parks for outdoor activities and organized recreation opportunities like sports leagues and fitness classes. Living near open space and forested areas will also help you protect your family from air pollution as a result of traffic congestion. This picture was taken in Saluda River Park in Irmo which is a great place to to find some peace and quiet as well as some R&R!
Local Ordinances and Neighborhood Associations
Some towns and cities do more than others to protect the local environment and promote the health of their citizens, with ordinances about noise pollution, zoning, and While some neighborhood associations exist largely to enforce arbitrary standards about the superficial appearance of homes, others have more substantive standards about sustainable landscaping and other environmental factors.
Walkability and Bikeability
Whether you’re eight or eighty years old, walking and biking are great ways to stay healthy. Residents of walkable neighborhoods tend to weigh up to 10 pounds less than those in less walkable neighborhoods. Walk Score offers a neighborhood’s walkability and bikeability score using the proximity of shops and services as well as features like sidewalks, bike lanes, and crosswalks.
Water Quality and Other Concerns
Unless you’re willing to spend hundreds of dollars every year on filtration systems, you’ll want to make sure the neighborhood you choose has a high quality public water supply and is free of other chemical and industrial contaminants. The Environmental Protection Agency’s website aggregates data on water quality, air quality, known and threatened releases of hazardous substances, and former industrial sites (or “brownfields”), allowing you to search by zip code.
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Author:Maria Kitchens Phone: 803-467-1694 Dated: November 30th 2017 Views: 723 About Maria: Maria Kitchens is a Real Estate Professional who has lived in Chapin, SC, for the past nine years wi...
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