You lived in one and the same neighborhood for too long and now you are somehow confused and a little bit scared by the fact that you should change it. The reasons might be so different – you don’t like your recent neighborhood or you have a new job and it would take you too long to get there from where you live now, you want to be closer to somebody or something or you simply want a change in your life and as you live in a rented property, it is nothing that hard and you will jump into the unknown. Right, the unknown, it is usually scary and no matter how brave you are and how illogical might look, you are worried about what follows next. The good news is that you can make this whole situation easier, you can make a little research and choose the neighborhood which is mostly you and fits your needs and desires. But please, do not look online for some reviews or whatever, it is totally unreliable and it is the worst option, because you might get too high expectations and be disappointed when you arrive there. The better plan is to:
Walk through the neighborhood
I am more than sure that there is a place you want to live in and another you will never set foot in. So, sift out and choose the best neighborhoods for you and then get on the car, or a taxi, or the tube and go there. Walk through the streets, feel the atmosphere, take a look at the buildings and check if there is, for instance, a good supermarket nearby. Meet the people, who live there, talk with them, ask them what they think about this area. In the end of the day you will be left with so many impressions and you will hopefully be able to decide if this is a right place to be, if this is simply your place. Just after that check in the web, if there are good schools there or right on the contrary if there is a high criminality. These are things you better know in advance.
Meet the real estate agent
Here it is really important to find a real estate agency that is specialized in the area you have already chosen. If you are looking for homes in Wapping, for instance, just find an agency which offers houses to let in Wapping and they will surely offer you a great variety of wonderful places to rent in this neighborhood only. Meet the real estate agent and explain him precisely what you are looking for. If you go there with no particular wishes and requirements, he won’t be able to show you the place that you will most probably like and you will have to visit a lot of houses. However, while he is working in this neighborhood only, he could give you precious advice and offer you service that no one other could.