Go where other parents are.
If you drive or walk around your ideal neighborhood and there isn't a family in sight, you may want to consider a different location. Of course you can live and raise a child in an area without other families, but it's going to be harder. Having a kid can at times be lonely, especially if you're living in a new place. Moms can be super chatty, and therefore helpful, in your transition to motherhood. Additionally, where there are a lot of parents, you're likely to find a lot of playgrounds.