Families have a lot to consider when choosing a home at a new installation. For families where both spouses have careers, deciding on where to live takes on additional complexity. Cities with large suburban areas like Washington, D.C., and San Diego, Ca., can also have commutes that dramatically impact quality of life. The job markets in these types of areas can be diverse and socalized in particular suburbs. Understanding the local real estate market and industries is exactly why service members and their families should contact the local Housing Service Center (HSC) when moving into a new community.
The professional counselors at the HSC can help you navigate your new community and will collect your concerns, needs and special situations and turn them into a solid plan for finding you the perfect home in the right neighborhood. This will help contribute to your family’s employment readiness and consequently, your family’s overall quality of life.
Family Connection Newsletter – July 2013