Q: I’m relocating to another city and don’t know which area to consider. How can I tell if a neighborhood is convenient, safe and close to what I want to do?
A: Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, checking out a new area is easier than ever before. Assuming you’ve figured out your budget, try pinpointing possible neighborhoods that fit into your needs by asking friends, colleagues or co-workers. Also make a list of your location must-haves, such as convenient commuter routes or favorite type of off-time activities.