It’s been a long time coming, but I finally have begun rolling out the new neighborhood profile pages on this website. Each profile will display all the blog stories posted on that area, preset MLS searches for real estate, important contacts and links on the neighborhood, neighborhood history and a look at housing trends and statistics.
I have about half of the south side up at this point with narratives for only Shaw, Tower Grove South and Benton Park at this point. Full profiles for all the neighborhoods south of Delmar should be in place within the next couple of weeks. Profiles for the inner-suburbs should follow soon thereafter.
In the coming months, these profiles will be expanded to included more detailed looks at housing statistics, rental rates, demographics and crime statistics for each neighborhood. There will also be a better mechanism to compare neighborhoods to one another to determine which are the best choices for real estate investment or home purchases. There will also be a better system of clickable maps to help more easily navigate various neighborhoods. Some of these features are on hold until 2010 census info comes available.
Please keep in mind that these pages are currently a work in progress, but if you have any feature requests of things you would like to see implemented, please post a comment.