Trulia, a popular website and app for home buyers and renters is expanding how it’s helping users learn about communities with its new Trulia Neighborhoods. The main goal is giving people a “genuine feel for what it’s like to actually live in a neighborhood.”

Launhcing today, Trulia announced the news in a press release.

Trulia Neighborhoods brings to life Trulia’s new mission: to build a more neighborly world by helping consumers discover a place they will love to live. Through extensive consumer research commissioned with Harris Interactive, Trulia found buyers and renters were craving more neighborhood information and details. In fact, Trulia found 85 percent of homebuyers who plan to buy a home within 18 months say that the neighborhood is equally or more important than the house.

Likely looking to offer a little different angle than services like Nextdoor on connecting with and understanding a neighborhood, Trulia wants to offer potential home buyers and renters “an authentic feel for everyday life in a neighborhood.”

Trulia Neighborhoods gives buyers and renters the chance to uncover and evaluate all factors of a neighborhood, even the intangibles such as vibe, friendliness and street noise.

Trulia Neighborhoods builds on previous features the service has released including: What Locals Say and Local Legal Protections. The new features will offer custom visuals based on public data along with insight from local residents.

  • Get direct resident feedback: ​Trulia’s ​What Locals Say ​feature shares unique resident insights and feedback on the neighborhood nuances that can’t be found anywhere else in​cluding ease of parking, whether the park is dog-friendly, or if neighbors decorate their homes for the holidays. ​To date, more than 15 million locals have submitted responses and neighborhood reviews.
  • Dive into a neighborhood​: Trulia deployed teams across U.S. neighborhoods to capture unique, day-in-the-life content to give buyers and renters an authentic view of where residents spend their time. Trulia Neighborhoods features never-before seen aerial drone footage, high-resolution photo galleries, and “Inside the Neighborhood” stories, creating a visually-rich look of what life is really like.
  • Uncover local highlights and amenities​: Discover the top 20 local favorites and see what amenities are available in and near the neighborhood boundaries.
  • Access hyper-local safety insights​: Trulia Neighborhoods provides a local perspective on safety, such as if the streets are well lit and if there are paved sidewalks.

Trulia for iOS is a free download from the App Store.

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