#2: What kind of neighborhood do you want to live in?
Neighborhood: Find Your Home Style
Like the region you occupy, the type of neighborhood you want to call home is an important factor in your home style search, simply because certain styles are more prevalent in certain communities. If you have your heart set on living in a big city, your options are somewhat limited to lofts, row houses and other styles typically found in the urban core. Outside of the city, your choices are much broader. If a family-friendly bedroom community sounds appealing, you may find yourself drawn toward a casual ranch home or a well-appointed French provincial. If you'd rather settle down in a historic neighborhood, consider an elegant Colonial, a cozy Tudor revival or an elaborate Victorian.
- Urban home styles: Art Deco, Loft, Pre-War, Row House
- Suburban home styles: Arts and Crafts, Cape Cod, Colonial, French Provincial, Post War, Ranch, Tudor Revival, Victorian
- Rural home styles: Farmhouse, Greek Revival