6 Advantages of Living in a Developing Neighborhood

May 30, 2019

Building a custom home is an exciting process. You get the chance to get the home you’ve always dreamed of that fits your needs and lifestyle. Many good custom home builders will build on land you own or on their own lots. Some land may be located in developing neighborhoods, which offers several benefits. Here are just a few advantages of living in a developing neighborhood:

1. First Choice of Land

As a homeowner choosing to build a custom home in a developing neighborhood, you get the first choice of land from the prime lots the builder owns. Whether you want a larger lot of land, something a little smaller, or land in a certain part of the neighborhood, you get to choose and that’s a big advantage.

You can choose a lot on a cul-de-sac, pick one with a larger backyard or front yard, one that’s close to the playground and park, or one that’s further away for some privacy. Getting into a developing neighborhood early ensures you get to pick the lot you want for the custom home of your dreams.

2. Increased Resale Value

Another advantage of choosing to build in a developing neighborhood is the increased curb appeal and resale value that comes with it. By choosing to live in a developing neighborhood, you’re essentially choosing to “get in on the ground floor”. It tends to be cost-efficient as you may get introductory pricing into the neighborhood and, as the neighborhood continues to develop, the resale value of your home tends to increase as well.

This is particularly beneficial if the builder is in the process of making the neighborhood into a walkable community as these types of communities tend to be highly desirable to potential buyers. You likely aren’t building a custom home with the intent to sell it in just a couple of years, but getting into the neighborhood early certainly can offer you a huge advantage if and when you do decide to put your home on the market.

3. More Exterior Options

You may also have more exterior options when it comes to living in a developing neighborhood. You’re building a custom home, which means you get to choose every part of your home to get what you want.

The custom home builder may have an idea of what homes in the neighborhood could look like, but building while the neighborhood is still growing can give you more flexibility in exterior options as there aren’t as many other homes that may affect the potential look of your home.

4. Prime Access to Amenities

A developing neighborhood usually has plenty of existing amenities and amenities that may be upcoming. Moving into a developing neighborhood allows you to get prime access to these amenities and start benefiting from them early on.

You may even get to have some input on them too! Plus, you’ll be able to talk with your custom home builder early on about their plans and goals for the neighborhood to help you decide where you want to be within the neighborhood.

5. More Options to Get Involved

You also tend to have more options to get involved, if you want to, when you decide to live in a developing neighborhood. Between local organizations and community development, you tend to have plenty of options and space to get involved in the development of your community and have your voice heard.

6. Great Overall Location

Deciding to live in a developing neighborhood usually also means you get to benefit from the great overall location of the neighborhood. Custom home builders buying land in order to develop neighborhoods take a lot of things into consideration like overall location, proximity to shopping and travel routes, school districts, and more. After all, they want to make sure the neighborhood they’re developing will be attractive to buyers.

Because of this, choosing to live in a developing neighborhood also gets you the advantage of a fantastic location in general. Travel will tend to be reasonable, you’ll have access to what you need within a reasonable time frame, and you’ll tend to be in an area with a great school district, which offers a slew of its own benefits and advantages.

Getting the chance to build a custom home gives you the opportunity to customize every part of your home to your lifestyle and needs. By choosing to build in a developing neighborhood, you also get the opportunity to further customize your home through the land you choose to build on. That prime first choice of land is just one of several advantages of living in a developing neighborhood.

Working with your custom home builder throughout the process can ensure you get the home of your dreams and in the location you want. If you’re ready for your own custom home and to scout prime locations, contact Custom Home Group at 717-284-4090 to make your dream home a reality!