A family friendly neighborhood is, for many people, an important criteria on their home selection search, because having a great house in a mediocre location or in an ill reputed neighborhood can make you unhappy about living there.
A good neighborhood should be accessible to public transportation and ensure easy commute to working family members, so they can reach home as soon as possible, without having to spend too much time on the road. It also needs to have a pedestrian friendly center, where people can find quality activities and social events for them and for their kids. Ideally, the downtown has to be nearby, especially for those active people who tend to feel secluded in a distant suburb, even if it is quiet and peaceful.
Family people also appreciate parks and playgrounds in the proximity of their home, which can help them and their children to be in the proximity of other people and integrate into the local community.
A family friendly neighborhood should also provide a good school system with unique programs that you can choose from.
Finally yet importantly, it should be crime free or at least have a very low crime rate, otherwise you may end up paying quite a lot for your safety and lose your peace of mind worrying constantly.
If you would like to live in a neighborhood with great schools, low crime, open space, playground and pool common areas, and lots of families, you may want to call a realtor to help you look at family friendly Greenfield homes for sale.