Which Neighborhood's Right for You?

Stop! Before you choose a broker, fill out loan applications, and comb every godforsaken square inch of the MLS, ask yourself the most crucial home-buying question: Who am I?
May 2006
Chances are, you’re one of five kinds of home buyer: architecture buff, urban pioneer, pavement-pounding city slicker, education-minded parent, top-dollar dweller.

Done soul-searching? Good. Because we divided and conquered 35 neighborhoods, and then broke them down into five categories: Architecture, Up-and-Coming, Urban Living, Great Schools, Trendy-Upscale.

Want to live where rows of Queen Annes come with a skyline view of downtown? Done. A fixer-upper just blocks from City Park? Look no further. A safe ’burb with a top-shelf school system for the little ones? Say no more.