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AreaVibes help you find the best places to live in America. AreaVibes assign a Livability Score out of 100 to any address, zip code, neighborhood or city that you can think of. The Livability Score is created from a unique algorithm based on various important metrics for each city, including: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. AreaVibes also offer a wealth of demographic information for each neighborhood and city, such as: population, male to female ratio, household income, income per capita, marital status, racial breakdown, languages spoken and much more. AreaVibes also provides in depth information about: crime rates, cost of living, schools, employment, air quality, housing, transportation and weather. At present AreaVibes services more than 35,000 cities and neighborhoods, meaning it has never been easier to access all the information you will ever need to determine if an area is right for you. Finally, AreaVibes also provides neighborhood and city reviews from actual residents who live in the area.

Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbors, and your community. It’s the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it’s free. Thousands of neighborhoods are already using Nextdoor to build happier, safer places to call home. Nextdoor’s mission is to provide a trusted platform where neighbors work together to build stronger, safer, happier communities, all over the world.
GreatSchools is the leading national nonprofit empowering parents to unlock educational opportunities for their child.

GreatSchools’ trusted ratings and school information help parents find the right school for their family and improve schools in their communities. The thousands of articles, tips and interactive tools help parents support their child’s learning and wellbeing every day.

Families, community leaders and policy-makers turn to GreatSchools for the school information they need to guide children to great futures.

By collecting and analyzing data from a variety of government and private sources, City-Data.com is able to create detailed, informative profiles for every city in the United States. From crime rates to weather patterns, you’ll find the data you’re looking for on City-Data.com.
Smartasset.com uses software and data to provide simple, easy to understand answers to complex financial questions.  Smartasset.com provides many useful calculators and tools to related to home buying process including a mortgage calculator, rent vs. buy calculator, as well as many articles related to the home buying process.