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  • 'Hood Rank Neighbourhood selector

    Interesting little tool to figure out what neighbourhood is best for you based on your ranking of various amenities.
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmont...hood-1.3025085

    Here's the tool:
    http://whiverwill.com/hoodrank/

    And the methodology behind it:
    http://blog.whiverwill.com/2014/11/we-bought-house.html

    I went through it and our neighbourhood came out #2 or 3, so looks like our choice aligned with our requirements.

  • #2
    Thanks for sharing this. It looks like transit prioritizes lrt over buses, and I'd prefer a general walk-score rather than proximity to groceries, but this is a good independent neighbourhood ranking tool. Now to see if I can fudge the numbers to make my neigbhourhood come out at # 1!

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    • #3
      Thanks for sharing 'Hood Rank! I've recently made a few improvements and updated the website to:

      http://www.hoodrank.com/

      Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.

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      • #4
        The site works, although you should really have a parameter that ranks on affordability as well. You might also want a parameter that allows a person to specify what type of dwelling style they prefer
        Over promise and under deliver. It’s the most Edmonton thing you can do.

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        • #5
          It picked Rossdale for me, but because I'm an apartment renter (preferably high rise) I'm not sure I could move there. So I second 240GLT's verdict.

          BTW, I'm high transit, no kids (hence no school), some library, etc.

          Eve

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          • #6
            ^ Exactly. For the parameters I enter it keeps re-directing me to mostly apartment areas, whereas I prefer a single family house
            Over promise and under deliver. It’s the most Edmonton thing you can do.

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            • #7
              BTW, I'm sure I would enjoy Rossdale as it ticks off a couple of my other categories. Not sure Rossdale would enjoy an anti-NIMBY like me though.

              Eve

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              • #8
                Thanks for the suggestions! Let me know if you know of any good data sources for house price broken down by neighbourhood.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by whiverwill View Post
                  Thanks for the suggestions! Let me know if you know of any good data sources for house price broken down by neighbourhood.
                  Does the city's open data thing have average assessment by neighbourhood? Or something like that? Might be able to use the data to figure out $/sq ft which is probably a decent affordability measure. Is there something in there about SFH vs multifamily in a particular neighbourhood? Or go by primary zoning type in the neighbourhood?

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