Is What's Outside As Important As The Inside?

Is What’s Outside As Important As The Inside?

In Buying a Home, Our Communities by donpetersonnebraska


When it comes to buying a house, most people focus first on what’s going on inside the house. The size of the kitchen, the number of bedrooms, closets, storage, etc., are all top concerns. But, according to a recent survey from the National Association of Realtors, access to outdoor recreation is nearly as important to most home buyers.

Respondents listed benefits such as better health, an appreciation of nature, and a greater sense of community among the reasons they believed it was important to be close to outdoor features. And it wasn’t a small number, either. Over 51% of participants living in the Midwest said outdoor recreation was either very or somewhat important to them.

With Fremont’s proximity to numerous lakes, the Platte River, golf courses, city parks and trails, there’s an outdoor activity for everyone. It’s clearly something to think about when searching for a home to buy – whether you’re buying a home by the water or just looking for something close to a neighborhood park.


This article is provided by Jennifer Bixby, the broker for Don Peterson and Associates Real Estate, 100 E. 6th St.  Jennifer can be reached at 402-721-9700 for answers to questions regarding real estate.