Research NYC Neighborhoods with Online Resources

Using online resources to research NYC neighborhoods is an ideal way to begin the search for the perfect place to purchase or rent in New York City. Online tools allow you to see school statistics, local shopping, transportation, and more.

Using online resources to research NYC neighborhoods is an ideal way to begin the search for the perfect place to purchase or rent in New York City. With so many neighborhoods and boroughs, it can get extremely confusing and frustrating. Online tools allow you to see school statistics, local shopping and transportation, as well as average costs to buy or rent.

Online Research

Before heading out the door, let your eyes and fingers do the work researching neighborhoods that you are thinking about making home. In a city as big as New York, online tools can provide an abundance of information, allowing you to narrow down your choices to pinpoint the perfect place for you to live. Safety, local shopping, and a variety of demographics can guide you to the winning NYC neighborhoods to search for a new homebase.


Simply stated on StreetAdvisor’s website, “StreetAdvisor wants to help you find that perfect place to live … it’s that simple.” This site stays true to its mission. StreetAdvisor is extremely helpful with reviews and information provided by experts as well as people who actually live in the neighborhoods. Easily maneuver this website and refine your search to narrow your results to the best neighborhood regarding the type of person you are, price, personality, things to do, transportation, parking, schools, and even Internet access.

Neighborhood Scout

Neighborhood Scout actually looks into neighborhoods, allowing you to learn as much as possible about a specific location. An interactive map allows you to see from above New York City neighborhoods, zooming in on ones that you are interested in. Hover your mouse to highlight a neighborhood to click on for a quick demographic overview. Click on the overview to zoom in for more detailed information including neighbors and demographics, real estate, schools, and crime rates. Zoom even further to see local eateries, museums, shopping, transportation, and more.


If you are looking for specific data about NYC neighborhoods, then City-Data certainly is a valuable resource. Collecting and reviewing data from an abundance of sources, City-Data is able to create specific profiles detailing a neighborhood. Plot in a zip code or city and City-Data will give you all of the information needed to help make an informed decision when searching for a new home location. Find real estate prices and cost of living as well as local attractions and even the average weather climate. Along with businesses and schools from elementary to colleges, you can even find TV channels, radio stations, and air-quality trends. City-Data urges people to share their neighborhood photos as well.

Using online tools to narrow your choice of NYC neighborhoods to live in will save you time and arm you with vital information. It can also be a useful activity for everyone in the family to do together, allowing input and ideas from all the household members. Once you have decided on definite locations to search for a new home, you will be able to head out with confidence.

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