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Choosing where to buy a home


Choosing the right area to buy a home is an important decision that should consider various factors. Here are some steps to help you pick the area that suits your needs:

  • Define your priorities:

    • Start by clarifying your priorities and what matters most to you. Consider factors such as proximity to work, schools, amenities (parks, shopping centers, restaurants), and the overall community vibe. Determine what aspects are non-negotiable and what you are flexible about.
  • Research areas:

    • Gather information about different areas that you are considering. CBH is all over the map with over 40 communities. Explore our online resources or ask one of our New Home Advisors. This team has a wide range of knowledge on the different areas and options.
  • Visit and explore:

    • Take the time to physically visit the areas you are interested in. Walk or drive around the communities during different times of the day to get a sense of the atmosphere and to see if it aligns with your preferences.
  • Consider future development:

    • Research any planned or upcoming developments in the area, such as infrastructure projects, new businesses, or housing developments. These can impact property values and the overall desirability of the neighborhood. Assess whether these future changes align with your preferences and potential investment goals. Did you know that most CBH communities are almost always in the vicinity of a school? We know how important it is and strive to be in the best locations.
  • Access to amenities and services:

    • Evaluate the proximity and quality of essential amenities and services that matter to you. This may include grocery stores, healthcare facilities, recreational areas, cultural attractions, public transportation options, and proximity to major roads or highways. CBH has an amazing community map that actually is overlaid on a Google map! That means it’s easy to what’s in the area.
  • Community and lifestyle fit:

    • Consider the community and lifestyle aspects of each area. Think about the type of community you want to be a part of and the activities or events that are important to you. Research local organizations, community centers, clubs, or recreational facilities that align with your interests and hobbies.
  • Hit the easy button, ask us:

    • Our team is well versed in all areas of the Treasure Valley and here to help you make a guided decision based on your wants and needs.

Reach out for help!

Remember, choosing the right area is a personal decision, and what works for one person may not work for another. Take your time to research, visit, and gather information to make an informed choice that suits your needs, preferences, and long-term plans.

Our Sales Team would love to talk with you today! They can answer any questions you may have throughout your home buying process. Also feel free to check out our step-by-step home buying process here.

Take a look at our communities here. We would love to help you set up a Tour Now in some of our available homes.




CBH Homes has been building dreams for Idahoans for over 31 years, and for 19 of those, named Idaho’s #1 Builder. CBH Homes is also an Idaho Best Place to Work, now ranked #48 in the nation and proudly working with over 25,000 happy homeowners. New homes available now in Boise, Idaho and surrounding areas. Start shopping today, click here!