I never thought I'd use house-hunting and fun in the same sentence, but I did... and I believe it.

David Nelson with Keller Williams Realty has developed a way to find your new digs: neighborhood roll n' stroll tours.

The walking or cycling tours allow you to explore all the homes for sale in the area while getting acquainted with local businesses.

That's a biggie for me.

You may love the house but not have a clue about the surrounding 'hood.

The tour lets mingle with the locals and get your bearings set before you buy. As he says, "It's a great way to find your place to call home."

Keeping up with the sustainable lifestyle is a must and proximity is key. Being able to walk and roll to the store or the coffee shop saves the gas and the earth. Double score.

The tours take place every Saturday or can be arranged by appointment.

Saturday, Aug. 14 the Roll n' Stroll takes you to the 9th and 9th area and Sugarhouse.

You'll see a couple houses and stop in to some local businesses to check out what's nearby.

Even if you're not in the market to buy a house you are welcome to ride along.

Info for the Sugarhouse Roll:
10 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 14
9th and 9th, Sugarhouse
Call David Nelson at 801-814-1708 for more info or to set up a one-on-one tour.