A good Realtor will never tell you "this is a better location than the other". It is a personal decision that you must make yourself to determine what is better for you. Things to consider are the age of the homes, the amenities offered as a part of the home vs. upgrades - a better quality builder tends to offer more amenities that most people want instead of requiring a new homeowner to pay for every upgrade themselves. Look at the homes in the neighborhood - at the landscaping, garages, equipment in the yard (playgrounds, pools or park-like settings) and see where you feel the most comfortable. View the traffic patterns not only mid day but late afternoon as well. Finally, you are probably able to see several homes in each development, and weigh the overall amenities and features of the homes in each of the developments and make sure that the home you want has the amenities you want, and that the home has not been over-improved for the neighborhood.