ZipTapestry labels you and your zippy neighbors

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Real Estate Agent with Utah Homes 9334967-SA00

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People have been talking about their neighbors for years.

Now there's a website to do it for you.

Ziptapestry offers up a simple concept: Type in a zip code and it will breakdown the makeup of your expanded neighborhood. Turns out I live near a bunch of "Savvy Suburbanites". And... one in ten have "professional pride". 

I know, I Know... I KNOW. It's all a bit simplistic but hey, it's just a snapshot. Part fun, part silly, part creepy even. It's a site bound to catch on for those very reasons.

Aside from the labels the site applies to you and your neighbors, you'll find a breakdown of the income, age and population data of the zip code. Of course, some zip codes are larger than others and every zip code has a range of neighborhoods which defy description. Still, this tool is not without merit.

What do you think of this site? I'd love to hear what you have to say.

 

Comments (18)

Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Chuck: ZipTapestry is a great application for market information to target a marketing campaign. Thanks!

Nov 02, 2014 01:24 AM
Michael Dagner
Brokers Guild Classic - Denver, CO
Your Denver Homes Realty Expert

Chuck, never heard of this one.  Will take a look and let you know if its useful.  thx.

Nov 02, 2014 06:10 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Interesting, Chuck.  I'll have to see what this site has to say about my neighborhood.

Nov 02, 2014 06:34 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the information. I will check out the zip codes in my market area.

Nov 02, 2014 06:48 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for telling us about ZipTapestry. This is new information for me.

Have a most productive week!

Nov 02, 2014 07:29 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Suggestion:  You may wish to add an automatic signature to your blogs. This is an available profile feature.

Nov 02, 2014 07:31 PM
Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin

Chuck:

Thanks for the tip, I will check this out. Go Sun Devils

Nov 02, 2014 10:13 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Chuck, interesting!  Who gives the Zip ratings?  The neighbors?  Or those neighbors' neighbors? 

Nov 04, 2014 11:16 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Hi Chuck, thank you for introducing us to this site, I hadn't heard about it yet and will check out what it has to say about my zip code!  And thank you for subscribing to my blog!

Dec 06, 2014 10:03 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I had to come back.  Turns out my zip code consists of 82% rural resort dwellers... Not too far fetched considering it's a waterfront community.  I haven't been able to find the other demographic information regarding income, age, etc.  The site is by ESRI which is a very well established GIS mapping company that has been around for many years.  Thanks again, it's a fun site!

Dec 06, 2014 10:12 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Chuck ... this is a application and thanks for the info 

Dec 07, 2014 03:57 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I checked out my area and it seems to be pretty accurate.  Looks like a good resource to me.

Jan 26, 2015 10:35 PM
Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

Sandy & Norm: It appears to be fun. That much is sure.

Michael: I'm wondering how accurate it is.

Gabe: Let me know if it appears to be on the money.

Gita: I'd like to see if it sums up your neighborhoods correctly.

Roy: I'll have to check into the automatic signature.

Jan 28, 2015 10:40 PM
Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

Alan: Yes, go Sun Devils!

Patricia: I think that it's one of those "big data" things where they apply definitions based on information type.

Silvia: Very interesting. I'm not inclined to say that anyone can sum up a neighborhood based on zip because people are different every where you live... but- they do seem to have some decent information.

Robert: You're quite welcome.

Sharon: I've tinkered with it some more and, yes, seems more accurate than I would have guessed.

Jan 29, 2015 12:13 AM
Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Chuck Willman ~ I had no idea this existed! Thanks for sharing and turning me on to something very helpful

Jan 30, 2015 09:20 AM
Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

Jon- I thought this site appeared to have a novelty appeal but I've gone back to it a few times and have found that it's kind of handy.

Jan 31, 2015 08:17 AM
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Chuck, what a fun name for a demographic site - I'm off to check out what is has to say about 32003.

Feb 01, 2015 11:54 PM
Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

Sharon: At the time of this writing I can't even get the site to open. hmmmmm. Now I'm curious.

Feb 02, 2015 01:16 AM