Question: How much can you really know about a neighborhood?
Answer: Just about everything.
The King County Assessor’s Office released Localscape and—it’s cool. It’s really cool.
Want to see a neighborhood’s age distribution?
How about its school district?
Or real estate price trends over the last four years?
Localscape has you covered. The interactive map uses data from all sorts of sources to show you just about every objective fact you could ever want to know about King County. It incorporates census data, property appraisals, school information, and more to create the ultimate usable-at-home research tool.
You can zoom in to the street level, or you can study King County as a whole. You can check if a development permit was recently issued in an area, or you can see how the number of condos and apartments compares to the number of homes.
One thing Localscape can’t tell you is feel: the personality of a place, the lifestyle, the neighbors’ attitudes. Another thing is the future: how that neighborhood will look ten years down the road, and how a particular house will hold up as an investment twenty years into the future.
That’s where we come in. After more than twenty years of helping our clients buy and sell Seattle real estate, we know neighborhoods, and we know investments.
We provide the subjective information that statistics and records can’t.
The Information Age keeps rolling and tools like Localscape make self-education easier than ever—not to mention it’s all sorts of cool—but for some things, a personal touch can’t be beat. So when you combine the two, you’re nigh unstoppable.