RPR partners with Maponics, the leading provider of neighborhood boundary data, to enable searching by neighborhood, including some subdivisions. Maponics provides boundaries of more than 160,000 neighborhoods nationwide, with data refreshed quarterly. Maponics defines four types of neighborhoods:
- Macro neighborhoods, large areas like Northeast Minneapolis and Central Minneapolis within Minneapolis. These neighborhoods have a radius of about four miles.
- Intermediate neighborhoods, smaller areas like Dinkytown, Tangletown and Linden Hills within Minneapolis. These areas have a radius of about one mile.
- Minor neighborhoods, subsets of neighborhoods like Washington Highlands, Bellevue and Douglass in Washington, D.C., with a radius of about a half-mile.
- Micro neighborhoods, which are sometimes subdivisions, like Shipley in Washington, D.C., with a radius of about a quarter-mile.
You can enter any neighborhood or subdivision name in the search bar to locate all residential properties or listings in that area. Enter the name, city or nearest city, and state. For instance, "Tangletown in Minneapolis" or "Tangletown, Minneapolis." If the neighborhood or subdivision is defined in RPR, you will see search results for properties in that area. If the area is not defined, no results will be found, or you may receive suggestions of other area names to search.
You can also view available neighborhood outlines in a map search. Go to the "Show Geographies" drop-down and select "Neighborhoods," then click on any outline. The neighborhood name will appear, and the area can be searched for listings. The range of neighborhood sizes available to you on the map depends on your zoom level.
In some regions you will see all four neighborhood types, and in others you may see one or two (or none). Neighborhoods may be known by different names or have fluid boundaries. Maponics creates its neighborhood information in two parts. The first focuses on finding resources: What public and private data exist about neighborhoods? What if such data does not exist for a city? The second part is the creation of neighborhood boundaries with input from Maponics' many customers, especially those in real estate.
If you would like information on how to search for Neighborhoods, please see our article "How do I search for Neighborhoods in RPR?" here: http://support.narrpr.com/hc/en-us/articles/204962960-How-do-I-search-for-neighborhoods-in-RPR-