Choosing a place to live is no no small decision; it can take some people years to find the right home. One of the reasons it can take so long is because there are so many factors involved. It is not only about what the house looks like, but where the house is situated. I have seen dozens of television programmes about people searching for a place to live, and none is more aptly named than Location, Location, Location. Sometimes I've felt like ripping my hair out when I see couples pass up their dream home because it is not quite in the right place. But then again, if I put myself in their shoes, I would do exactly the same thing. I live in the suburbs, and for me, it is the perfect place to live - close to town and lots of transport. No matter how wonderful a house looked, I could never buy a property that did not have good public transport. I don't drive, so without trains and buses, I'd be stranded.
But different people have different priorities. Where would be your ideal location? Do you currently live where you want to be, or do you aspire to move to somewhere else?
Author: Bojan Lazarevic, ZivojinMisic slike, Wikipedia
The benefits of the coast include fresh air and lots of leisure activities. Perfect if you like water based activities, and are a Romantic for the sea. Living by a holiday destination does have its downsides though. It gets packed with tourists during the summer.
Author: Sw8, Wikipedia
The countryside has the most beautiful views, and less pollution than the city, but it can also be pretty isolated if you don't have a car. The countryside is also a bit behind the times in terms of technology too, because it doesn't have very good WiFi connections.
The city is the place for entrepreneurs and shoppoholics. Great transport links, and the epicentre of for business moguls, this is where to be if you want a high end money making career.
The city is a busy place though, full of people and traffic. It has light, noise, and air pollution all around.
The suburbs is where to go if you are looking for a balance between the fast lane and snail path. You are not too far away from shopping destinations, but don't have the constant busy streets that can be stressful.