Almost every community in America has an online presence and the tools provided by the neighborhoods can be invaluable. Community websites and tourism boards can help paint a picture of what city services and events you can expect when living in a new city, town or suburb. You’ll find up to date information about city schools, trash pickups, local activities and so much more on these websites. But don’t forget to look beyond the website! Looking at a potential neighborhood’s social media presence can paint a more dynamic and vibrant portrait of everyday life in that particular community. You’ll also get a sense of community involvement from social media platforms that you might not be able to get from just a website.
If you’re still looking for information about a neighborhood, try an often untapped resource-the local real estate agent! Local REALTOR websites can also be extremely helpful when doing research about a new-to-you area. Many real estate agents’ websites will provide valuable information about neighborhoods where they specialize. In fact if you’re considering a move to central Ohio you can check out some of our neighborhood guides right here.