Cul-de-sac or double yellow line street, or something in between? What would be your choice as a home buyer?
Some buyers consider cul-de-sac living to be cut off from the rest of the neighborhood. Yet many buyers love the idea of a cul-de-sac due to the fact that there is less traffic and the only traffic that does come down the street is that of people who actually live there. Minus the occasional driver who took a wrong turn.
Neighborhoods on a cul-de-sac are quieter than those on side streets or the main drag. Also more private and intimate, with the residents becoming a small community of their own.
Many developers like building on cul-de-sac lots because they can build homes on odd shaped parcels of land which often cost less for the developer to purchase, yet the homes built often sell for up to 10 percent more than mainstream homes on side streets.
City and urban planners however prefer the grid based plan of development. Feng Shui practitioners also do not like the culture of a cul-de-sac because of the dead end energy that goes with them. It is their feeling that there is no way out.
Yet home owners continue to value cul-de-sac living for the peace of mind of privacy, and traffic flow.
In a 2016 survey from the National Association of Home Builders, nearly 80 percent of Baby Boomers said they prefer cul-de-sac lot designs, mainly due to traffic flow.
Just like a built in pool or any other amenity that home owners value, the concept of cul-de-sac living is a life style choice. We can help you find the perfect location and home. Just give us a call for all your real estate needs!
Maureen McCullough has been organizing and decluttering homes and apartments throughout Bergen and Morris County New Jersey and Rockland County New York since 2009. She is also a Certified Home Staging and Redesign Expert.
She combines this expertise with her real estate business to help home buyers and sellers throughout Northern New Jersey.
She is a licensed real estate agent and Realtor® with Blueline Realty Group in Hackensack New Jersey.