An answer to 'What's it like to live here?'

Trulia tool provides info on an area's schools, crime levels, amenities

Trulia, a prominent online real estate search and marketing company, has announced the release of a new free search feature that aims to give users a better feel for a locale they’d like to live in.

Trulia Local allows users to search cities via interactive, "zoom-able" Google Maps where they can see Trulia-listed homes both for sale and sold, area amenities like restaurants, school district and school information, and crime levels.