Purchasing a Home in the Quad Cities During the Winter
As the warm, sunny weather quickly fades away, potential Quad Cities homebuyers who had set their sights on moving before the end of the year are now facing a tough decision: should I attempt to purchase a new home during some of the chilliest months of the year, or hunker down and hold out until spring cycles around? Both certainly have their benefits, but if you’re contemplating a move during the winter, there are a couple of things to take into consideration before signing on the dotted line.
Before moving to the Midwest or anywhere else in the country, new homebuyers would usually have to think about the length of time they’re willing to dedicate to their daily drive to work. Thankfully in the QC area, the four primary cities: Bettendorf, Davenport, Moline, and Rock Island, are all interconnected by a system of highways, interstates, and bridges, so no matter which city and home you select, your commute will only be a matter of minutes in any direction. Snow removal crews from the entire Quad Cities and outer lying communities combine their forces during the winter months to keep these integral roadways fully operational for their traveling citizens.
Another important thing to consider is the position of the property in relation to the street and the rest of the neighborhood. If your beautiful new house is located on a steep hill, a winding dead-end road, or somewhere else that can be tricky to access, snow removal may prove to be a bit of a challenge in these types of areas, especially if you are interested in moving to a rural property outside of the city limits.
Last, but not least, after spending time on those two topics, it’ll be time to kick back, relax, and figure out what kind of fun and entertainment is available in the Quad Cities. We’ve included a couple of our wintry favorites below. These are just two examples on a lengthy list of wonderful wintertime activities around the QC area.
- Snowstar Winter Park – located 15 minutes away in Andalusia, Illinois, this outdoor family-friendly park features alpine & freestyle skiing, snowboarding, and tubing hills all designed and built for every level of experience. Lessons are also available. Indoor dining at the Lunar Lodge provides a full-service pub, internet access, a variety of snacks & drinks, and multiple fireplaces to keep your toes warm.
- Chestnut Mountain Resort – located on 220 acres of land in historic Galena, Illinois, this exquisite ski resort is 90 minutes east of the Quad Cities with a whopping 19 ski trails and a 7-acre terrain park that is home to 25 rails and structures. In addition to its enormous outdoor entertainment area, the resort’s onsite lodge features fine dining restaurants, slopeside hotel rooms, and an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, and sauna.