Thinking about moving to a new NYC neighborhood, but don't know which one is right for you? Even if you're working with a great real estate broker, you'll need to be prepared to research crime statistics, schools, etc. on your own. Fair housing laws prevent brokers from suggesting specific neighborhoods to perspective buyers.
So, if you're on the hunt for a new place and want to pinpoint areas that meet your specific needs, here are a few places to start:
The official New York City website provides information on everything from cultural events to public safety and crime statistics.
The Census Bureau is a good source for data on the nation’s people and economy.
The National Sex Offender Registry offers concerned citizens the ability to research neighborhoods, review current laws, and even register an address to receive alerts.
Scorecard provides information about pollution and toxic chemicals, sorted by geographic area.
NYC Department of Education
The New York City Department of Education provides regional and district school statistics and school enrollment information, as well as links to other education-relate sites.
The NYC Department of Education’s School Search site provides New York City school statistics, school calendars, a map of the division of school districts in all five boroughs and their report cards.
National Center for Education Statistics
The National Center for Education Statistics collects and analyzes demographic data related to education.
GreatSchools contains profiles for more than 120,000 public, private and charter schools nationwide, providing test scores, teacher/student statistics and more.