How to choose your next neighborhood wisely

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If you plan to buy your next home in your current town, you probably think you already know precisely what neighborhood(s) you'd entertain. You might have driven around and spotted a street you'd love to call your own, or maybe you've always heard rave reviews of the schools, shops and other quintessential elements of a particular part of town. But there are numerous Internet resources that can surface gems you might not know about. And, needless to say, if you're relocating to a new area entirely, these same sites can make the daunting challenge of narrowing your house hunt down to the just-right city and neighborhood much less overwhelming -- and much more likely to result in success. Here are a handful of the online neighborhood-finding resources that I believe are vastly underutilized by house hunters: 1. NabeWise. NabeWise is where you go to get a real taste for a neighborhood's flavor, online. This is where you find out where the hipsters, families, pet lovers or musi...