Keep in mind that opinions are often subjective, and what may be good for one is not necessarily the case for another--if unfamiliar with the area, do visit more than once--possibly speak to locals/neighbors, look at everything that is important to you, then make your determination--as for buying or renting--a decision only you can make based on your wants, needs, finances, lifestyle-- Itâ€™s all about costs and lifestyle. Costsâ€”financing v. moving-in, mortgage v. rent, repairs v. upkeep. Lifestyleâ€”stability v. mobility, predictability v. flexibility, equity v. freedom from debt. It used to be all about equity. Now, there are other variables to consider in the balancing of the buy/rent equation--You decide.'