Falling In LOVE With A Neighborhoods Look
When you are looking for a home to buy or moving into a rental property, a good neighborhood is high up on the list of “got-to-have” factors. If you buy a property, you’re going to live there for a while and interact with people in the area regularly as well as utilize the public amenities. You will want to make sure you are close to a good school district if you have kids, in addition to an area which has negligible crime rates.
In the United States, neighborhood as a concept came into effect in the early 1900s. Though neighborhoods are not always easy to define, because in some cases a few blocks or streets might be in very high demand by adjacent parts of the town.
Don’t get lost:
One of the first things that your eyes are searching for when looking for an address is a street name and wayfinding signs. You might be thinking in the age of GPS, who needs them? Well, everyone has experienced more than one time when their GPS loses signal or it keeps rerouting them round and round at the same place. With wayfinding signs, it’s difficult to get lost.
If your neighborhood has custom wayfinding signs it will give neighbors in your area a reason to feel proud and more incentive to keep their property looking good. This, in turn, increases property value in your area as it looks appealing because it stands out. Not to mention a consequence of legible street signs enhance driver as well as pedestrian safety.
Talking about safety, lights are essential for the safety of anyone on the road.
Let there be light:
Once the sun goes down, we are at the mercy of artificial lights. With communities constantly under pressure to reduce expenses, LED lights have come as a blessing. Even neighborhoods which had sodium halide lamps can be retrofitted with LED bulbs today. And if your community is going for an overhaul we carry a range of lamp posts that you could choose from. There’s also a variety of led post tops that we carry that would complement your choice of lamp posts.
The planning of new neighborhoods ideally should involve residents and neighbors of the area. Data is collected from residents of the area by spreading the word or going door-to-door about the need for neighborhood planning.
In today’s world it could be announced over various forums on the internet, on the daily newspaper and also broadcasted over radio and tv. Getting everyone involved will make sure there’s maximum representation and everyone is heard. Gathering information, analyzing it to make sense out of it, setting goals, finding out alternatives, finalizing the plan and implementing it are all essential steps of neighborhood planning process.
Common recreational areas like a park or a naturally occurring waterbody adds to the charm of any neighborhood. But keep the areas aesthetic, clean and inviting requires that you take care of these areas. Recreational areas should include park benches for people to rest or just sit and enjoy the surroundings. It adds a nice touch to the beauty of a park. Park benches come in many shapes, sizes and are made of materials like concrete, recycled plastic, wood or metal. Each having their own advantages.
To keep your neighborhood attractive it goes without saying that it should be kept clean. Trash cans are an essential part of keeping trash segregated and the surroundings clean in any community. For outdoor trash cans, the general recommendations are it to be all weatherproof and the size should be 40 gals.
The saying “home is where the heart is”, though overused means more than home, as we don’t live in a bubble. It’s more of the community we live in or the neighborhood. At Brandon Industries we are proud to be associated with most quality products that you would need to outfit your neighborhood from street signs to mailboxes.
Give us a call at 972-542-3000 or 800-247-1274 to find out how we can make your community the one you always wanted to live in.