Visit a neighborhood several times to get a sense of belonging. Check out area statistics; real estate professionals are prohibited from steeringâ€”enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods; so, you should check out demographics on your own to assure your comfort level can be reached.
Check out www. neighborhoodscout.com for more information. The Description and overview tabs are very helpful, and you can sign up for further info, such as crime stats. There are many sites that can help you with this information, but I like the overview tab on this site!
If you would like other great resources, I'd be glad to help/