I would visit both areas and see what they have to offer and how close the amenities that you are interested in are to where you want to build. Are you retired or do you need to obtain employment? If you are working, the driving distance to work might make a difference too.
Erin Catron & Company
223 Taylor St
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 209- 1561
My daughter lived there and I took her to the airport (RSW Ft. Myers) and it took longer to drive across town than it did from Punta Gorda. (Approx. 45 minutes)
I like the harbor and the vegitation and nature too. Fishing is world-class.
I have a good connectiion for the Cape however if you wish to build in my area, let me know.
I can help.
26 Years Experience
The According To Hoyle Group
25166 E. Marion Ave.
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Have a great day,
One of the most important things to determine in buying a home is location, location, location. How do you know what neighborhood is right for you? Here is a list that might help you.
1. Would you enjoy living there?
2. How far of a commute is it from work, school, shopping, hospitals, restaurants, parks, entertainment and transportation? Take a test drive.
3. Drive through the neighborhood to get an idea of what it is like. You may want to go at different times throughout the day. What is the noise and traffic level?
4. Does the neighborhood have curb appeal? It is well maintained? Does it have nice landscaping?
5. Does the neighborhood fit in with your demographics? Are you looking for a family friendly neighborhood, a deed restricted neighborhood, a 55 and older retirement neighborhood, or a high or low income neighborhood?
6. Price makes all the difference. Do some research to find out the price range of the neighborhoods so that you can eliminate ones that do not fit within your budget.
7. Check to see what the neighborhood crime statistics are. Look around for graffiti or other signs of criminal activity. Check with local police or check the police blotter in the local newspaper. You want to live in a safe neighborhood.
8. Be aware of any new construction or zoning laws that may be in the neighborhood.
9. If you are choosing a deed restricted community with a homeowner association, find out what the fees and rules and regulations are?
Tammy Hayes, Realtor, Green Lion Realty, Punta Gorda, FL firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also want to consider looking at existing homes. With the costs of impact fees, building permits, utility hook-ups and so on, you may very well find that the cost of buying an existing home and renovating it to your exact tastes will be less than a new one. Many before you have decided to go that route. I hope this helps. -Alan Johnson
Alan Johnson's Team You 1st
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