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F-One 09-12-2011 10:58 AM

Finding a Good Neighborhood
 
I happened to find the website below with links to various tips, info and rankings of areas concerning relocating:

How to Find a Good Neighborhood

With a lot of people thinking of relocating upon retirement, myself included, thought this might help.

Amethyst 09-12-2011 11:47 AM

Very interesting, especially the "PRIZM" tool for understanding population segments in a particular zip code. I wish there were a "reverse PRIZM" so I could plug in preferred population segments and get matching zip codes.

Amethyst

easysurfer 09-15-2011 05:45 PM

I use Sperling to peek at the demographics of various towns:

Best Places to Live | Compare cost of living, crime, cities, schools and more. Sperling's BestPlaces

haha 09-15-2011 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by easysurfer (Post 1112111)

Neighborhoods can be very very specific and small. I called my insurance agent to ask if there might be any change in my insurance (car) from my current address to the contemplated one, only 1 mile away.

40% more at the new place! Actuaries may be dull, but they are not stupid, so I think that difference is telling me something.

Ha

MichaelB 09-15-2011 07:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by haha (Post 1112122)
Neighborhoods can be very very specific and small. I called my insurance agent to ask if there might be any change in my insurance (car) from my current address to the contemplated one, only 1 mile away.

40% more at the new place! Actuaries may be dull, but they are not stupid, so I think that difference is telling me something.

Ha

That's a great point. Better than any census data or police report database for comparing different alternatives.


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