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Sources for Local Neighborhood Data

A big part of a real estate professionals job is knowing your local area better than anyone else. Whether looking for blogging inspiration, researching a specific topic for a blog, or seeking answers for clients moving to the area — where do you research neighborhoods?

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve written about local neighborhood data sources (see here), so thought I’d put together another list:

  • Yelp
  • Foursquare
  • StreetAdvisor
  • Livability.com
  • GreatSchools.org
  • WalkScore
  • City-data.com
  • Bestplaces.net
  • Mapbox
  • Hoodline’s Neighborhood Kits
  • Local neighborhood blogs
  • City websites
  • 2010 Census Data

Remember, you can use the local market explorer plugin if you’re on a self-hosted version of WordPress to easily create city and neighborhood pages.

What other sources do you use?

[Disclosure: StreetAdvisor is a consulting client]

About Drew Meyers

Founder of Geek Estate Blog / Geek Estate Labs. Zillow Alum. Travel addict & co-founder of Horizon. Social entrepreneurship & microfinance advocate. Fan of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kiva.

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  • onboard_informatics

    Great list. Very informative. One other thought: if you’re building out a custom solution for neighborhood pages, Onboard Informatics is a great source of raw data that pulls from a variety of data sources and makes it available in one spot.

  • Chris

    Awesome list that will allow us to gather local data.

  • Realty Shield

    Amazing article Excellent blog all around. Definitely one of the most useful business articles that I’ve read in a while and I read tons. yet there are so many key statements that I’d like to highlight… Well done and thank you for writing it!

  • Bodix

    very important fact that almost every individual ignore..thank you for this list

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