When planning to purchase a property you probably think that the most important factor is how comfortable the interior of your new home is, how spacious it is and how fancy it looks when you enter. You might even focus on choosing a nice view of your windows that would help you feel relaxed and engaged with the outside world at the same time. While all these are extremely important factors of enhancing your lifestyle and giving you a better life quality, they should not let you forget about the important role that location plays in the quality of your life.
The location of your home means the kind of service facilities you have around you; like metro and bus stations, supermarkets and malls, schools and nurseries, clinics and hospitals, and most importantly vital destinations and recreational venues. It also decides the time you’ll need to commute between home and the regular destinations like your work, kids’ school, your favorite mall, or whatever place that your lifestyle requires you to visit frequently.
Here comes the importance of giving a great deal of attention when it comes to choosing the location whether it’s a real estate investment or a family home. Typically, most people would go to discovering the residential areas around their workplace and try to find a suitable home for their needs within these areas, which is a useful thing to do. However, this option is not applicable at all times, as these areas could be unsuitable for families for example, or the price range of their properties is higher than you would consider. That being the case you need to set your priorities beforehand so you can decide which points you cannot compromise on and which are negotiable.
To help you out with this, we are listing below the most important aspects that you should take into consideration when choosing the location of your property in Dubai.
First: The commuting time
Nothing’s worse than getting stuck in traffic after a long working day or having to drive for hours every day to reach your destination. To avoid falling into this, It’s wise to try driving at different times to the property in Dubai that you choose before making an offer. This will allow you to have an idea of the traffic patterns and figure if these hours collide with your commuting routine.
Second: Transportation methods available
This might not seem as important to everyone, since having your own car can solve the problem of living away from a metro or a bus station. However, It’s important to take this into consideration when you have a larger family with different routines and life activities as some of them are most likely to need to use public transportation from time to time. Besides, having a metro station near you can give you the option of leaving your car instead of worrying about parking and traffic. it is also highly recommended to give this a thought when you’re buying a property in Dubai for investment purposes.
Third: Nature and ambiance
If your job or lifestyle doesn’t require a specific routine, like flexible working hours that allow you to avoid rush hours or having different sites to work from instead of a stationary office, this will give you room to rearrange your priorities in terms of the property location. You can give high priority to living in a peaceful tranquil community with beautiful natural sceneries. Looking out of the window to a beautiful view can make all the difference in your day.
Forth: The atmosphere of the neighborhood
Your home is more than the rooms inside the walls, it’s also the surroundings, neighbors, and community. Coming home to a community that sparks a homey feeling inside you has a great impact on your happiness. While it is important to stay close to your workplace to save the time of commuting, it might be a good idea for some people to separate personal life from the work environment. And so they may choose to compromise being close to work for having a beachfront property, for example, and enjoy the option of heading to the beach at any time even after work rather than sticking to residential communities closer to where they work.
Fifth: Nearby amenities
Schools, clinics, hospitals, universities, gyms, spas, sports courts, recreational venus, and other facilities are crucial to giving you the lifestyle you want. Certainly, most communities developed by real estate companies in Dubai offer these amenities in their developments. You can browse our area guides to check the facilities and the lifestyle offered by each of them.
All these points are highly useful to be considered when your buying a new Dubai property as an investor or a homebuyer. Considering that your property will have better chances of being sold or leased if it ticks the boxes on the tenant’s or buyer’s list.