How to Investigate An NYC Neighborhood

How do you investigate a NYC neighborhood before you decide to move there?

Where can you look to find out things like:

  • Is the area noisy?
  • Where will you go to the gym?
  • Are there enough grocery stores?
  • Do they have good takeout options?
  • What about flooding and potential flood hazards?

If you’re trying to investigate a new potential NYC neighborhood, then here’s a list of some great sites where you can do your research before you sign that lease or contract.

Neighborhood Statistics & Information

City of New York

Furman Center New York City Neighborhood Data Profiles

Corcoran Neighborhood Guides

Address Specific Info

NYC Department of Buildings Building Information System (This one is a bit technical, so it may take a little while to figure it out.)


New York City Department of Education

Inside Schools

Noise Levels

How Loud

Rent Lingo Noise Index

Environmental Concerns

My Environment EPA

Flood Hazard Maps

Stormwater Maps


Walk Score

And if you’re looking to make a move soon, give me a call. I’m always happy to help!



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