It's no secret that we care a lot about neighborhoods, and there's a good reason for it. After all, your neighborhood goes a long way in determining your community and your lifestyle, and you can change pretty much everything about your home except its location. Because we truly believe in the value of finding the perfect neighborhood for you, we take a thoughtful, data-driven approach to determining the best neighborhoods in a given city. We evaluate everything from relative affordability and school ratings, to access to amenities and current resident reviews. Keep reading for a more in-depth breakdown of our methodology. 


When determining the best neighborhoods in any given city, we look at 11 data points, weigh them according to their relative importance, and calculate a total score for each neighborhood. These scores are then ranked to evaluate which neighborhoods rise to the top.