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Place A or Place B - which would you go for?

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Blondie1984 Fri 25-Mar-16 22:58:08

Place A -
Currently a bit dead but is close to a couple of areas which have a bit more going on
Good schools
Slightly easier commute to work
Could afford a decent sized house
Fairly good prospects for the area becoming more popular as people continue to move out of London so chance of property value increases are good


Place B
More lively with a nice buzz about it -some nice restaurants, nice shops and "feels" a lot nicer - more friendly
Schools are OK
Commute to work would be a bit longer
Could only afford a fairly small house (at best) or, more likely, an apartment
Area is already well established so any property value increases would be minimal - if any at all

Which would you choose? Help!!

Undercooked Fri 25-Mar-16 23:00:23

B. I would want to love the area I moved to and not move there hoping and waiting for it to change.

Spickle Fri 25-Mar-16 23:30:59

B - Location, location, location!

Blondie1984 Sat 26-Mar-16 01:15:17

Thank you! I guess I could be waiting forever for its time to come....

HerRoyalNotness Sat 26-Mar-16 01:17:02

A, good schools, Bigger house, prospects of up and coming area

ExtraHotLatteToGo Sat 26-Mar-16 01:23:07

I (sort of) did A, I wish I'd done B.

A drives me batshit because there's nothing to do, it's bland.

It's 'sort of' because it's a 'naice' area but no prospect of getting any more lively.

Alasalas2 Sat 26-Mar-16 01:24:31

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Qwebec Sat 26-Mar-16 01:28:29

A if areas around are not too far.

QOD Sat 26-Mar-16 01:29:19


GiddyOnZackHunt Sat 26-Mar-16 01:36:16

B. If it doesn't become the 'new' area whilst you own it, it will still be the next new area when you sell. Daily life being easy is better than a 'buzz' as a parent IMO.

GiddyOnZackHunt Sat 26-Mar-16 01:37:07

Oh Jesus sorry, I meant A!. A

HoneyDragon Sat 26-Mar-16 01:38:36

I've recently done a. No regrets.

snowspider Sat 26-Mar-16 07:38:08


it sounds like where we moved to and feel like it was a "best kept secret"

Jaimx86 Sat 26-Mar-16 07:55:09

A: smaller commute means more time for you to do things you like.

Creampastry Sat 26-Mar-16 08:36:05

If a is not a crime ridden area, then defo go for a.

Teaandcakeat8 Sat 26-Mar-16 09:14:35

A, I would always choose a house over an apartment especially with a family.

HeadTilt Sat 26-Mar-16 09:15:40

Probably A. Having a shorter commute and bigger house would swing it.

TremoloGreen Sat 26-Mar-16 09:29:28

A. Schools are a top priority for me, and a bigger house and shorter commute will make life much easier. If you can drive, you can still access the more fun areas.

ineedamoreadultieradult Sat 26-Mar-16 09:37:32

A, you can always pop to B to visit the nice shops but you can't change the small house into a big house or move it closer to work.

AesopsMables Sat 26-Mar-16 10:05:47

For me it would be B = Couple
For you I think A = family

bigTillyMint Sat 26-Mar-16 10:13:35

If A is definitely looking like it is on the up, plus you have DC and want good schools, then A.
We moved to an A area (in London) which became a B area about 5 years later. There are at least 2 areas bordering ours which were A areas up until a few years ago and are now B areas.

Where exactly is it - people could give better advice.

catbasilio Sat 26-Mar-16 12:55:07

A no doubt.

specialsubject Sat 26-Mar-16 12:59:16


define 'nothing to do'. ??

Trills Sat 26-Mar-16 13:24:47

How close is A to places with more going on?
Are we talking 20 min walk or 30 min drive?

nemno Sat 26-Mar-16 13:33:31

A , schools would be my top priority followed by shorter commute and bigger house. Any savings made can be used on taxis to buzzier areas for nights out.

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