WHEN THERE'S SOMETHING STRANGE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

WHEN THERE'S SOMETHING STRANGE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Use these resources to find out demographics, psychographics, how much your neighbors paid for their house or haunted places in your community.

Things you want to know:

DPL's Creating Your Community website features picture galleries, history, famous people and historic buildings for seven Denver neighborhoods. The myDENVER section is a place for you to share your Denver history by uploading photographs and stories and engaging in conversations to enrich your Denver community.

The Piton Foundation has statistics about Denver's 77 neighborhoods. Choose from "Neighborhood Summaries" for the most recent year's data on frequently requested demographic, housing, education, economic and health statistics. Histories of each Denver neighborhood also are provided. Or choose "Advanced Neighborhood Search" to view data from prior years, and to make comparisons between two or more neighborhoods.

BusinessDecision enables you to research consumer market data, demographic data, and market segmentation data associated with geographies you customize such as addresses, ZIP Codes or cities. Find out if your neighborhood is classified as Metropolitans, Rust Belt Retirees or any of the other 87 "tapestry segments" used to classify communities. DPL card required.

The City's Neighborhoods Services and Resources links you to information on:

  • Large item and hazardous waste pickup
  • Property values and comparables
  • Neighborhood crime statistics
  • Neighborhood maps showing schools and rec centers,
  • political representation

Things you don't want to know:

The EPA's MyEnvironment is an interactive search application designed to provide a cross-section of environmental information based on the user's location. Find pollution, UV, radon and toxic metal levels in your neighborhood.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation's Sex Offender Registry is updated daily and is searchable by zip code, county, name or even email address.

Shadowlands Haunted Places is a nationwide index of paranormal activity in your community. The inexperienced are advised not to investigate alone.

Comments

Lisa, this is a great blog. Thanks for not including us as examples in this article!

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