It is difficult to know what it is about a certain suburb that makes you feel at home or safe but there are some important factors you need to consider before you decide to buy a home there. A new neighborhood, you are going to be living there so you have to get your priorities right.
Think and visualize as to why you need a particular location? Is it because the supermarket is close by, or the schools are good, parks to walk your dog or you can get a good sea view or the mountain range is visible from each room. Whatever your reasons you have to prioritize them write them down see what fits your day to day activities and then choose your suburb.
There is no point in living in suburb A and your child’s school is in another suburb so half your time goes in commuting from A to B. So choose a suburb that fits your lifestyle. If you have a big family then probably you will go in for a family friendly suburb, they will have shopping malls and schools all the facilities that a family would need with growing children. You would need a neighborhood where your family can be safe and secure. A family friendly suburb is larger, quieter and less city centric.