The best way to learn about a neighborhood you're interested in is to do your research.
If you like, you can take a trip to your closest library or you can use one of your electronic devices that gives you access to the internet. Start by typing in the name of the neighborhood in a search engine. Simply, read, just to get a general overview. Once you have an idea, write down specifics that are of more interest to you. You may want to go to the neighborhood if possible for you or you can get pictures, maps, etc... from the internet.
For example, a Google Street View tour will help you determine whether a neighborhood looks a little rough or looks a little too clean for your taste. StreetAdvisor is entirely dedicated to neighborhood reviews and information while Foursquare or Yelp can be used for checking out neighborhood details. You will find several more useful sites on the internet.
Use online databases and search to do your research to learn about a neighborhood, initially.
EXIT Bennett Realty
7701 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt, MD 20770