With over 100 resorts and almost 800 miles of coast, there is no better place to live the lake life than Branson, Missouri on Table Rock Lake. It’s not just resorts, there are theatres, fine dining, almost anything you can imagine.
If you’re considering moving to Branson, there are a lot of advantages. With family neighborhoods and low crime, Branson is a beautiful town full of nice people. Situated not far from the southern Missouri and Arkansas state line, Branson and the area around it are among the most popular vacation destinations.
Branson’s Family Neighborhood Options
As one of the most popular destinations in the United States, Branson is full of people. Tourists who enjoy the area, and the locals who operate businesses and live in the scenic beauty of the Ozarks.
If you’re moving your family to Branson, here are some tips to find the right neighborhood for you.
1. Talk to People Who Live There
It may not be possible for you, but if you can try to speak to locals before you purchase a house. Locals in Branson know where the best and worst places to live are. In Branson that most often means where you will find peace and privacy and where you will find tourists.
The entire city sits upon the edge of the lake, and with a world-famous amusement park, Silver Dollar City, you want to make sure you find the right spot. Those who live there know the ins and outs of Branson better than any newcomer, so use their experience as a resource.
2. Research Crime Statistics
Crime rates in Branson depend a lot on where you are living. The city sees a lot of tourists and partiers, so that will be an issue if you live near the attractions. Just like anywhere else, there are nice neighborhoods and there are neighborhoods that aren’t so nice.
Finding the right family neighborhood for your family is what is important. Like with any town, the further from the center of town you get, the less crime you will experience. If you research the stats, Branson may seem like a place with a lot of crime, but most of it is focused on the tourists, not locals.
3. Check Property Tax Rates
Property taxes are calculated based on several variables, one of which is the value of the homes in the neighborhood. The higher the value of the homes around you, the safer a neighborhood will be. Affluent neighborhoods almost always have far less crime than those in poorer areas.
There are other benefits to having a high property value as well. In addition to making it a safer family neighborhood, you will also have a better resale value of your home. If the area is nice, it is less likely that the price of your house will decrease, and more often it will increase faster.
4. Pick the Best Schools
One thing that makes a family neighborhood good for families is the schools that service it. Finding the best schools in an area is important, and Branson is well known for the quality of public education there. Unlike larger cities, there is only a single high school.
Finding the right school is, therefore, more important for those with young children. Once they reach middle school and high school, your children will attend the same school as everyone else in town. A great start to life depends on having high-quality access to early education.
5. Narrow and Refine Your House Search
One of the best ways to narrow down the neighborhoods you are studying is to decide what you want. The first step of this process you have to do, determine what kind of home you want and what kind of home you are willing to accept.
The next step is to speak to a local realtor who can help you find what you’re looking for. Property searches are a great way to find out what is available and where it is located. You can then plan a trip to the area with that in mind and speak in person to the realtor who will have more information for you.
6. Don’t Just Visit During the Day
When planning your trip to Branson, don’t just visit the neighborhood you want to live in during the day. Make sure that you are there long enough to see what goes on during the evening, and on the weekends. It is important to remember that Branson is a bustling, vibrant tourist destination.
Getting a complete picture of what to expect will make your choice easier. A lot depends on what kind of family neighborhood you are looking for. There are some that are closer to the attractions that feature nice houses but have a higher activity level and those further away that are calmer.
7. Look for Pride in the Neighborhood
A great neighborhood will be a proud neighborhood. This means that it won’t just be the houses that are nice, but there will be other indicators as well. You should inspect the local parks to make sure they are clean and well maintained, as well as the roads to ensure they are well kept.
Every aspect of a neighborhood should be analyzed if you want to make the right decision. This is where you are going to live, and you want to make sure that its beauty is more than on the surface.
Living in Branson
Branson is an exciting, wonderful place to live. Enjoy the beautiful views of the Ozark Mountains and the amazing Table Rock Lake. The closer you are to the lake, the nicer your neighborhood will be. If you have any questions or are interested in getting your dream home near the lake, contact Lake Time Realty to begin your journey today.