You want to look at your lifestyle, the people and places that you need to stay close to, and your daily commute. Every family is different and looks for different things in a community. Some people want to move into an area where the neighbors are all young parents. Some people want a neighborhood where there is an active park district that provides lots of programs for both children and adults all year round.
You and every member of your family should sit down and discuss what things are important in selecting a new neighborhood. To help yourself, look for a NEIGHBORHOOD NEEDS AND WANTS FORM online. There are lots of blank lines on this form so that you can customize it according to your family’s desires.