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Neighboroo puts neighborhood statistics on the map

Site allows users to visualize local data

Neighboroo.com digs far deeper than "red state" or "blue state" in mapping statistics for a given area. The Web site presents vast volumes of U.S. public data in color-coded interactive maps that are powered by the Google Maps platform. Users can search in a specific area for information about home prices, apartment rental prices, cost of living, commute time, and other demographic data. There are plans to add property tax information, too. Other information at the site includes political affiliation, racial composition, population density, unemployment, tax rates, household income, elementary school rank, crime, and lifestyle. Areas on the map are color-coded based on the statistical data for that area. Users can also view the maps as satellite imagery. Neighboroo creators seek a broad audience for the site, and they are planning to add other layers of data. The site is free to use and does not require any registration. It is one of a growing number of sites that incorporate mapping...

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