If you are looking for a home to purchase, you should make your health one of the top factors to consider. This is especially true if you have an ailment that may be aggravated by neighborhood factors. Here are four examples of health issues that may affect what kind of real estate for sale that you look for:
You Have Mobility Issues
If you have a health problem that has affected your mobility, then you need to live in a neighborhood that doesn't compound your mobility problems. Here are some things your neighborhood should or should not have:
- Your neighborhood should be easy to navigate on a wheelchair if you have one
- You should not have to climb a steep slope to get to your house
- If you need public transportation, confirm that the available ones will offer you a good level of service
You Have Respiratory Ailments
Respiratory ailments are greatly affected by the quality of air you breathe; in most cases, breathing in a highly polluted air will worsen your respiratory ailment. Here are some examples of neighborhoods to avoid if you have a respiratory ailment such as asthma or a lung disease:
- Areas where many people rely on wood burning for heat production
- Areas with heavy populations of automobiles
- Areas with lots of manufacturing companies that emit particles into the air
You Need Physical Exercise
Some ailments that are worsened by a sedentary lifestyle. Examples include diabetes, cardiovascular ailments, and obesity, among others. If you have such an ailment then your doctor has probably advised you to become more physically active. If that is the case, then you ought to look for a neighborhood where you can access gym facilities, places where you can walk or jog, and where you can access most places (such as restaurants) on foot.
You Are Dealing With Stress
It is not just physical stress ailments that should determine where you live. Emotional and psychological ailments can also be affected by the environment. Therefore, if you are dealing with a psychological issue such as stress, look for a place without the triggers that can worsen your condition. Ideally, you need a place with lots of greens (plants), where the noise levels are relatively low, where you can live a slow-paced life, and where you can continue socializing with your friends.
Hopefully, you will not have a hard time finding a neighborhood suitable for your health issues. Talk to a realtor to help you with the search.Share