It may not occur to you to care about how many or what types of churches are in your neighbourhood, or how many historic buildings dot the city, but it’s good to know about. Churches, aside from fulfilling religious needs, do serve other purposes – and so do historic sites.
Churches are really great pieces of architecture, typically, and can make for a day of fun. Visiting historic churches in your area, can be just like visiting all the churches in Rome. You may see some things you never knew your city had to offer, like gothic architecture, beautiful stained glass, and even some impressive history. You can make a whole day-trip with family, friends or even visitors, by plotting an excursion to local churches or religious sites.
Churches are also necessary for many to get married. Having an abundance of denominational churches in your area, makes it easy for you to both celebrate your faith, and, eventually, tie-the-knot if you are religious. Many people have to travel out of their way to get married at a church of their faith. If this is something you see on the horizon for yourself, consider looking into what churches are located in which neighbourhoods when you are looking to buy a home.
Much like churches, historic building often have a rich history and are worth spending time exploring. Historic buildings in your town may even have more local historical importance than churches in the area. Although not all historic buildings have great architectural value, many do, and some, if not protected as a heritage building, may even get converted to a residential space – either a singular or a collection of apartments/lofts.
The grounds of historic buildings and their facades also happen to make great wedding venues, in most cases.