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Is Where You Live And Your Health Related?

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Did you know that the area you live in could actually be affecting your health in a negative way? Shocking right? So what kinds of things are we talking about? How could the street or area we live in actually be affecting our health?

The Street You Live On

Living on a busy street can cause some health issues. Even living near a busy street or highway. Pollution from cars and truck and cause hearth or kidney issues. And the noise can also be a stressor and can raise blood pressure. So pick the street you want to buy a house on wisely. Something that doesn’t have a lot of through traffic and ideally a cul de sac.

Surgery Is The Norm?

Wyoming in the United States has almost twice as many back surgeries then other states based on the population to surgical procedures. Most back pain goes away after some time, whether it is a week or a year. Most goes away, but in Wyoming, your doctor is more likely to say you need back surgery then other states. And it may seem normal as many people you know have also had back surgery. This is why it is always good to get a second opinion, especially when it comes to surgery. If you have too, go to a different state for a second opinion. Your health is worth more than a plane or bus ticket.

These Streets Aren’t Made For Walking

Come communities don’t have sidewalks, bike lanes, or even much access to public transport. These areas are basically encouraging us to use our cars and not get in any exercise. Because of the lack of exercise, these area are riddled with obesity issues. No health stores or gyms are also rarely found in these area.

The Food In Your Area

Have you ever noticed when you go into a grocery store in another area to yours, whether it is a better or worse area, that the food is quite a lot different? Not always the case, but often there is far more healthy options in the richer areas and more choices for junk food in the poorer areas.

Things To Think About When Deciding On An Area To Buy A House

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There are many things to think about when buying a house such as price and the condition of the home. Because of these things it can be quite easy to forget about a lot of other very important things. So before deciding on a area to purchase your next (or first) property in, have a think about the below.

Is The Area Booming

In our experience here at Property Village, we often look at newspaper articles which often have articles such as the “Top 15 Hotest Cities For 2015”. We look at these claims and make up our own minds if we believe them to be true. Then we would look at the one suburb further out from the city to one of these ‘booming’ suburbs and purchase property there. This often means that the prices are still cheap there and are likely to boom next. Obviously this is not a guarantee, but in our experience, we have seen it over and over again.

Demographics

One important factor to help you decide on an area to buy a house is the demographics of that area. This can often help you determine how an area is doing and how healthy the population there is. So if there are a lot of people in an area which are unhealthy, obese, uneducated, these areas generally have more crime and may not be as safe for you and your family. However, if you are ok with these things, they also generally mean the housing prices will be lower but they may actually drop if the area gets any worse.

Are There Good Schools Near By

Often young families want to buy a home as they plan on having kids and want to have a family in this place. So these young families buy a house in a nice area but they didn’t think to look into how the schools were there or even if there were any schools in the area. This can be a major issue as some schools are far better than other schools and in some areas, families may have to travel up to 30 minutes each way to drop their kids off to school. So always have a look at which school are around and how far away they are.

Parks / Playgrounds

As your kids grow up, it is really handy to have parks and or playgrounds nearby. This will help them go outside and get some exercise. They will also be less bored at home and less likely to spend all their free time on computer games.