One of the many benefits of living in the Triangle is the multitude of options when it comes to neighborhoods and places to live. Whether you are seeking the right community for your growing family, single and looking for your first place or find yourself with an empty nest looking to downsize, there is a place for everyone. We also know there are a lot of factors that come into play when making a home-buying decision, including location, price, amenities, etc. But how important is the “personality” of the neighborhood and the type of buyer it attracts?
A recent article in the Triangle Business Journal called my attention to a blog post on Movoto titled Where to Live in Raleigh For Every Personality Type. After first reading this, I agreed it could be considered stereotypical, but I believe that there are some important takeaways.
As a long-time Five Points resident, I agree that my beloved neighborhood definitely has a “people-person personality.” Although you get much less house for your money than you would farther out, the eclectic feel, urban convenience and sense of community have kept me here for nearly 15 years.
The article also references the “trendy souls” and the “party animals” that are looking for options in downtown Raleigh. There is no doubt downtown Raleigh residential real estate is booming. One of our clients, The Lincoln Apartments, is preparing for its grand opening in just a few short weeks and, not surprisingly, the target demographic is hip, young professionals in their 20s and 30s who want to be able to walk to work, shops and restaurants.
It makes sense that people want to live in a community with others who are at a similar place in life and who share like interests. They want to be able to connect with and relate to their neighbors. And while we certainly don’t want to stereotype these communities, it can be helpful for those who are new to the area as they figure out the best fit.
Check out the Movoto article referenced above. Do you agree with these descriptions? Did they get the neighborhood’s personality type right?