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Use our comprehensive Neighborhood Guide to decide which neighborhood you like. Once you decide what area of town you want to live in, adjust your search requirements so you can see apartments in that neighborhood. It's important that you are familiar with the neighborhood you are living in because this will decide where your kids will go to school, the jobs available in the area, and the attractions you can visit frequently. Remember that once you sign your lease for a new place you are locked in for about a year. The last thing you want is to find out after the fact that there is a neighborhood a few miles away that would better suit your lifestyle.