Three Things to Look for When Shopping for a Family Home for a new family home is exciting; it is an opportunity to envision your life in spaces that offer more function, more room to raise a family and more amenities. Many young buyers are adding to their must-have lists for neighborhoods that are safe and practical for family upbringing.

If you’re in the market for a family-friendly home, here are some other must-haves to add to your dream home criteria.

Available Safety Elements: Gated communities and quiet cul-de-sacs offer parents the security they desire for little ones. When you’re on a private street with other young families, you can build friendships and trust other parents to provide extra supervision while your children are playing in the driveway. Gated communities typically include a security code, limiting who can enter your neighborhood. Today, many new build homes include home security systems, so ask about this possibility. This can also save you money on home insurance!

Look for Active Play Opportunities: Choose a neighborhood with community parks equipped with play structures to help children explore their physical capabilities through active play. Having a park near your home is convenient because it is easily accessible. Look for other family-friendly amenities in the area, such as community pools and recreation centers, for year-round activities and family fun.

Consider Local School Performance: Purchasing a home in a neighborhood with high-performing schools is a must for many because there is high focus on adequate children’s education for future success. Today, more families are also looking for nearby toddler learning centers to fill the needs of both daycare services as well as early education and development.

Take the time to review all your must-haves while visiting homes, and be conscientious in selecting a neighborhood catered to child development and safety.

This post was provided by Chandler Valley Child Care and Learning Center, a local daycare facility with flexible hours and early education curriculum for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Welcome to Cooley Station – Amenities

To do justice to Cooley Station, we’re showcasing the amenities using more photos in this blog. Whether you are young professionals, a family with growing children, or empty nesters, this masterplanned community, located in Gilbert, is designed with you in mind. Let’s take a look at some of the amenities available to our future homeowners.

1 beautiful common areas3 beautiful common areasHere are several examples of the common areas available for Fulton homeowners. With covered spaces, outdoor fireplaces, seating and lovely landscaping, these provide great locations for meeting neighbors and entertaining family and friends.

10 community pool8 community pool4 community poolThree community swimming pools provide a perfect place to bring your children during hot summer afternoons. Taking a dip in a pool in the evening can reduce stress and cool you off for the rest of the night.

Think about creating your own swimming schedule. Swimming and water aerobics are some of the best ways to build and maintain muscle strength without putting too much pressure on your joints.

6 lots of green space5 play structuresGreen areas give your eyes a break from desert landscaping and cool down the area. Best of all, the homeowner’s association maintains these spaces so you don’t have to mow lawns or pull weeds in the summer heat!

Parks offer multiple play areas and tot lots, with swings and other features to keep your active children or grandchildren entertained. These are great places for play dates with other toddlers in the area. And you will find one just a short walk from your Fulton Home.

11 ramadas7 barbequesPlanning a barbeque or picnic? Check out the Cooley Station grills and ramadas. Take an evening to play a game of pick-up basketball on a neighborhood court.

This community has been designed to give you opportunities to live fully, whatever your preferred amenities, with a minimal cost of only $111 a month in homeowner association dues. If you’re planning a trip to visit Cooley Station, take a few minutes to drive around and visit our shared spaces.