The importance of community to home movers

News at Waterfords | 16/11/2022

Waterfords Estate Agents bring you the latest property market data and trends to help you make informed decisions about selling or letting your home. The latest data from property market analysts, Dataloft reveals just how important home movers find a sense of local community.

Humans are social animals, forming societies and seeking contact with others for well-being purposes. It is not therefore surprising that buyers and renters look for a sense of community in their new home search.

Three quarters of home movers rated the local community as 'Important' when searching for a new home to buy. Pleasant neighbours were viewed as important by 87%!

A sense of community in a local area would also encourage 72% of renters to rent for longer and, 69% would rent for longer if there was a sense of community within their building.

Neighbourhoods or streets where homes rarely come up for sale are a good indicator of a strong community, as is the number of neighbours a resident knows by their first name.


Do you want to find out more about the local community in Fleet, Camberley, Chobham and Yateley?

Every property for sale and to let on features a handy ‘local info’ guide, which gives you useful information on local schools and their inspection rating, transport, amenities, broadband speed and sold prices specific to that postcode. Just click on any Waterfords property for sale or to let in Camberley, Chobham, Fleet or Yateley to find our about the local community!

Source: Dataloft, Property Academy Surveys 2022 (including over 10,400 home movers, over 6,800 renters)