Site Selection

There are numerous things to consider when choosing your site for your new home. Here are a just a few to get you started:

  1. Urban versus rural setting
  2. Design, value, and age of houses in the area
  3. Access to major arteries
  4. Distance to work
  5. Reputation of the local school district
  6. Price and size of lots available
  7. Trees, shrubbery, and other features
  8. Health of trees and vegetation
  9. View
  10. Topography – impacts drainage and basement walk-out capability
  11. General soil conditions in the area
  12. Well and septic systems versus municipal water and sewer and cost of tap fees
  13. Architectural controls and covenants in the area
  14. Primary and secondary designated building locations
  15. Distance of building location to street
  16. Fire protection
  17. Access to utilities – gas, electric, water, sewer, telephone, cable television
  18. Special taxing districts