Want to Understand a Town’s Warm Weather Personality? Consider a Summer Rental House.

Apr 4, 2023

Like people, towns also have personalities. To get a sense of a suburb you’re considering, why not snag summer rental house this year?

Every town has a personality—and every town has a summer personality. With the warmer months fast approaching, Suburban Jungle talked summer personalities with Downtown Chic Moms—and why a summer rental house could be a great way to get to know a town before making an offer. 

From Downtown Chic Moms:

“If there’s one thing Suburban Jungle wants city families to know it’s this: EVERY town has a unique personality—and understanding that personality is VERY important to your suburban search. The happiest urban-to-suburban families are the ones who find the right town—the town that syncs with their lifestyle, their wants, their needs and their expectations from day one.”

READ THE FULL POST, “WHAT ARE YOUR SUMMER PLANS? NOT SURE? SUBURBAN JUNGLE IS HERE TO HELP” ON DOWNTOWN CHIC MOMS

 And, keep in mind, this summer personality rule applies to every town, from the go-to vacation hotspots to sought-after suburbs families often “test drive” in the summer.

“Thinking of the Hamptons, Nantucket, Jersey Shore or some other summer hotspot? Remember, even popular summer rental towns have major personalities. Your job? Find one that aligns with your family. In the Hamptons, for example, Montauk is nothing like East Hampton, which is nothing like Southampton, Bridgehampton, Sag Harbor, Watermill or Sagaponack.”

And in the ‘burbs?

“Testing out a town for a potential move? In the New York City suburbs, towns like Rye, Pound Ridge, Bedford, Greenwich and Westport are popular for summertime test runs…In towns like these, the summer personality can be very indicative of the full-year personality—or it can completely miss the mark.”

READ THE FULL POST, “WHAT ARE YOUR SUMMER PLANS? NOT SURE? SUBURBAN JUNGLE IS HERE TO HELP” ON DOWNTOWN CHIC MOMS

When dreaming of an idyllic summer in a summer rental house, it’s important to ensure that your family’s plans match the local vibe. This may mean enrolling in a nearby day camp, becoming members of a beach club, or engaging in other favored local activities or memberships.

If your journey to the suburbs is about testing a potential permanent home, the approach to a summer rental house should be the same. Investigate the town’s summer personality to see if it resonates with you, or at least be aware of what to expect so you can prepare. While staying there, try to grasp what everyday life is like during the rest of the year. This insight will be crucial in choosing a suburb that fits your family’s immediate summer needs and your long-term lifestyle, desires, and essentials beyond just house features.

To identify a town that truly matches your family and your summer personality, click here to book a complimentary suburbs strategy session and discover the perfect summer rental house retreat!

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