How to Find the Best WNC Community for You if You Live out of Town

Here’s how to find the right WNC community for you on in five easy steps.

Often, home buyers neglect one of the most important steps in finding a new home: They skip doing research on specific communities.

Buying a home requires understanding your points of compromise. 62% of home buyers indicate that the overall quality of a community is the most important factor influencing their neighborhood choice. In fact, the least compromised feature for buyers over time is the quality of and distance to area schools—a key feature of local communities.

Especially if you’re moving to Western North Carolina from outside of the region, finding the right community is an important factor in finding the right home. Avoid jumping right into searching beds and baths. Take the time to find the communities that match your priorities. Whether it’s schools, parks, or being close to health care, it’s important to know all of your options.

With more than 100 communities in WNC from which to choose, it can be hard to know where to start. Our five-step process lets you zero in on the community attributes that are most important to you. 

Here’s how to find the right WNC community for you on in five easy steps.

STEP 1: Choose the Area

How wide of a range would you like to start with? Select one or all options to begin narrowing your search.

STEP 2: Choose the Lifestyle

Often informed by the area you chose, we’ve segmented local communities to match specific lifestyles. If you’re not sure which lifestyle is best for you, check out all four options in this YouTube playlist.

STEP 3: Choose the Amenities

What makes you feel most at home? Whether it’s access to children’s programs and planned activities or the presence of gated security, you can pick as many or as few amenities as you need.

STEP 4: Choose the Activities

Is it important to you to be near education centers or shopping centers? Are you into the sounds of nature or the sounds of the symphony? Choose the activities that are most meaningful to you.

STEP 5: Adjust Proximities

Is it crucial that you’re in close proximity to hospitals, airports, or the interstate? If not, adjust the distances here to see more options.

CONGRATULATIONS! You just found the best WNC communities fit for you. Click through to read more about each chosen community and see homes and land for sale.

Begin Your WNC Community Search Now

Don’t fall in love with a home in a community that will leave you dissatisfied. Find the right WNC community for you, and then discover the perfect home. Begin your WNC home search by using the Beverly-Hanks Community Finder.

All real estate is local. In order to make confident real estate decisions, it’s important to have timely and neighborhood-specific information. Contact us today to speak with a Beverly-Hanks real estate agent about buying homes and land in Western North Carolina. View all Beverly-Hanks real estate listings.

2 Responses to “How to Find the Best WNC Community for You if You Live out of Town”

  1. Walter Weinstein

    Trying to get on and utilize the community finder but all I see are sample screen shots and I cannot see how to utilize the calculator to input data to see what communities best align !
    Can you send a link that I can use ?

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