In Suburbs, Downsizing To A Home?
Young families and first-time home buyers opt to move to the suburbs for similar reasons: peace, quiet and more space. However, choosing a suburb when you're downsizing or empty nesting is wholly different, with its own set of priorities.
In your 50s or 60s, accessibility to a premier school district becomes less important, for instance, while an inventory of single-story homes becomes more essential. Downsizers in general often choose their homes based on criteria like low-maintenance buildings, security, proximity to family and access to public transit and shopping. But when downsizing to the suburbs, there are certain questions to keep in mind: