Zillow offers neighborhood boundary data - for free

Real Estate Agent

 Drew Meyers just announced that Zillow will be offering up all of their neighborhood boundary data through a Creative Commons license. From a technology provider this is pretty swanky cool news.  Don't be surprised if the new Localism redesign taps into some of this data.


Brian Wentz
Keller Williams Greater Des Moines - Des Moines, IA
Realtor - Des Moines Iowa Real Estate
Hey, that's pretty cool news. Look forward to seeing the redesign also!
Jan 16, 2008 02:31 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

I think it would be great if Localism incorporated this cool tool into their new design!  We'll see...

Jan 16, 2008 02:33 PM
Kay Perry
Kay Perry, Broker - College Station, TX
Wonderful...thanks for sharing.
Jan 16, 2008 02:35 PM
Ron Fuhrer
Nazareth,Easton, Bethlehem - Prudential Patt, White - Nazareth, PA
Lehigh Valley PA Homes
not sure i know enough about the data but sounds like it will be handy if we can get it on Localism.
Jan 16, 2008 02:41 PM
Katerina Gasset
The Gasset Group & Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Provo, UT
Amplify Your Real Estate & Life Dreams!
I hope yours will be in a format that we can open and use. Katerina
Jan 16, 2008 04:56 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Well if you're excited about it, that's gotta be good.

Jan 16, 2008 07:16 PM
Dan Forbes
Bradenton, FL
Jonathan - I'm not sure what this all means, but it sounds good.
Jan 16, 2008 09:03 PM
Chris Griffith
Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL - Bonita Springs, FL
Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
I have likely missed some sort of announcement or statement about localism so forgive the question: when is it going to be released, the new localism?
Jan 16, 2008 09:20 PM
Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate
Jan 16, 2008 10:55 PM
Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

That should put a LOT more "ZIP" into Localism......

I am excited about the possibilities!!


Jan 16, 2008 10:57 PM
Cynthia Tilghman, RealtorĀ® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC
We're waiting............................................................................................................................patiently
Jan 17, 2008 01:00 AM
Jennifer Monroe
Indigo Home Team powered by Compass - Charlotte, NC
Real Estate REALTORĀ®/Broker/Designer
How accurate will it be? I don't have much faith in Zillow as a rule.....
Jan 17, 2008 01:21 AM
Billnulls Blog Florida Realty Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
But Zillow is often so out of touch with reality that I hardly ever us it!
Jan 17, 2008 02:40 AM
"The Lovely Wife" The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL


The thing that would surprise me more is if AR 'did not' tap into that data :)


Jan 17, 2008 07:50 AM
Donna Harris
Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - - Austin, TX
Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
Sounds very interesting.  Can't wait to see how Localism utilizes it.
Jan 17, 2008 10:17 AM
Marlene Bridges
Village Real Estate Services, Inc. - Laguna Hills, CA
Laguna Homes|Laguna Condos|Laguna Real Estate
Woohoo!  Sounds like a grat move.
Jan 17, 2008 11:14 AM
Deborah Burns ~ Seattle Real Estate Agent
Realty Executives -BRIO - Seattle, WA
Hey, I'll be curious about neighborhood boundaries because sometimes they are not as "set in stone" as everyone thinks!
Jan 17, 2008 03:29 PM
Maria Couto
RE/MAX Premier - Berkeley Heights, NJ
Realtor with "Results That "MOVE" You'
I have to tell you that in my area, Zillow is usually unrealistic. I do use Zillow for posting listings, but the zestimates are usually off  50K over and under.
Jan 26, 2008 02:49 AM
Drew Meyers
Geek Estate - Seattle, WA
Drew Meyers

Hey, it's Drew from Zillow. I just want to make one thing totally clear -- these boundaries have nothing to do with Zestimates, and I'm not sure why people are trying to relate zestimate accuracy to neighborhood boundary accuracy.

Deborah & Jennifer - These boundary files are available for anyone to use and modify. If there are boundaries that are incorrect, please read this thread on our discussion board to learn the best way to give your feedback.

Mar 03, 2008 01:38 AM