There are other sites you can use to do neighborhood research too including crime and the kind of people who live in different neighborhoods based on education, employment, renter vs owners etc. http://asksunnyview.blogspot.com/2011/09/good-websites-make-
Once you have the areas that you like narrowed down a good agent can help you with even more information about houses in that area.
Agents can't legally disclose this public knowledge info as not to influence a buyer or sellers decision. Let me know if I can assist you further with any real estate needs.