For home buyers trying to decide where to purchase a house, condominium or townhouse, there may be many factors to weigh, including the commute time, architectural charm, quality of the schools, crime, age of homes and many other things.

Often we Realtors cannot discuss demographics much for fear of stumbling and saying something that could be a Fair Housing Violation.  We can, however, guide you to some online tools so you can learn whatever you want to learn about an area.

Demographic info by zip code at ZipSkinny.comOne of my favorite sites for this is Zip Skinny – it enables you to compare and contrast quite a few zip codes against each other with some interesting aspects covered such as housing density, education of the residents etc. Have a look!