Looking for a new place to live, I believe, has gotten both easier and much more difficult than what I remember when finding my first place away from my parents’ home to live. I appreciate not having to drive all over the place to look at apartments, but the sheer amount of apartments available to tour online with click here, visit site, click there, visit another site all lead to information overload and the need to use a good old piece of paper and pen to take notes.
After our kids had moved out of the house to lead their adult lives, my husband and I were looking for a new place to live that would eliminate the need to do yard maintenance and allow us to spend our retirement travelling without having to find a trustworthy house sitter first.
We had been living in a suburb very close to Atlanta while working because we both worked in the city and wanted as short of a drive as possible, but we no longer needed to worry about the commute. The McDonough area looked promising and while a bit further away from Atlanta than we had been accustomed to, it was still close enough to visit restaurants we had been enjoying over the years.
After checking out literally hundreds of apartments online, I managed to narrow our list down to a manageable amount to tour in a day. It didn’t take us long to find the perfect new home complete with swimming pool, tennis court and a fitness center. We were also pleased to find that we would be allowed to have a pet and I immediately wanted to see the puppies the local Humane Society had that were in need of homes. My husband talked me into waiting until we had actually moved to avoid having to uproot a dog as well and while it was great advice, I can’t help myself from now scouring the shelter listings online in search of the newest member of our family.