So many factors weigh on the home buyer when making the decisions about a new home. Price, number of bedrooms, two story, single story, big yard or no yard, schools, and there is where the decision making gets involved. Moving home or buying a first home is a big deal for most people, and it is important to get it just right, not only in terms of the property that you buy but also the area that you buy in.
A number of factors will affect your decision with regards to which area to purchase your home in. Whilst you may thing that you have found your dream home for one set of criteria, you may also discover that the area that it is in is totally unsuitable for one reason or another, is far less desirable for others - in fact this is more probable than possible. But then, if you have been on the "hunt" you already know this. It is necessary to strike a balance between the property itself and the surrounding area in order to get as close to the ideal as possible, obviously.
Here are some of the factors that you may or may not have considered, which will affect your decision where "location" is concerned:
Whether your are relocating from a distant city, or searching for a whole new life and can move anywhere, the "place" of where you buy a home is as crucial (maybe more so) as the home itself. The old adage of "buying the best house in the worst neighborhood" for the sake of economy and investment actually is horrible advice. Just try making a house in the middle of the Pacific Ocean float. Always do your homework when making decisions of such gravity. There are few things you will do in life more expensive or telling than purchasing your first or last home.