Finding Family Friendly Properties

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Family Friendly Property

What Makes a Property Family Friendly?

An increasing number of families see renting as a more affordable and flexible option. When picking a new home with your family in mind, there are a few things worth taking into consideration.

Catchment Areas

When you’re searching on you can view the school catchment areas for any property.  It will tell you the number of pupils, teachers, the pupil to teacher ratio, and the school’s capacity.  Knowing the options for where your child will go to school can be the deciding factor when considering a move.  Properties in catchment areas for the best schools are more desirable and likely to go quickly, so make sure you book a viewing as soon as you see one you like!

Outdoor Space

Making sure your children have somewhere to play outside (and, more importantly, getting them out from under your feet for a while and out into the fresh air) is important to many parents.  Checking whether a property has a garden, outdoor communal space, or access to parks are all factors worth considering.  Other factors such as proximity to busy main roads and neighbouring developments or businesses may also influence your decision.  If a property is in a good catchment area and has a nice communal garden, but happens to be right next to a potential construction site, it might be worth continuing your search or, at the very least, finding out how for how long the building work will be going on.

Local Amenities

So, you’ve found a beautiful property in a nice part of town, it has a little garden and doesn’t border anything potentially dangerous to your child.  Things are looking good, but there’s one problem – there’s nothing for miles around.  No parks, no shops, no distractions.  This could make it difficult to keep your children occupied and happy, especially during the long summer and Christmas holidays.  And if you have older children, just imagine the “I’m bored” and “there’s nothing to do” comments they’ll be coming out with.  It can be easy to get caught up in the excitement of finding the perfect home, but it’s like the old adage says – it’s all about location, location, location. makes it as easy as possible for you to find your next home.  We provide you with the school catchment areas, the true cost of renting, and maps of the local area to help you make the right decision.  Before you know it, you’ll be in your dream family home!