Big Data Comes to Your Neighborhood with BlockAvenue

March 17, 2013

Chicago real estate neighborhood dataBlockAvenue is a new app and website that puts the power of big data at your fingertips at a neighborhood level. Whether you are moving or just looking to learn more about where you live, BlockAvenue is a powerful resource.

The app works by combining reports of demographic information, crime, transit, local amenities and restaurants, school data and social activity with user-input data such as real local reviews from people who actually live or frequent the location; this means there is a rich amount of data and multiple layers of feedback to give you a better idea of what is happening where.

For those looking to purchase Chicago real estate, you can explore the city block by block or search for a specific region easily. You can also read reviews and comments from locals to see what are the best and worst parts about the community. Finally, you can create reports to observe trends. Block Avenue empowers you with the data to make choices.

Consider yourself a local? BlockAvenue can give you notifications about new happenings in your neighborhood, allows you to give love to your favorite local businesses and connect with neighbors and small business owners.

The service is currently free, but a premium memberships is expected to arrive soon. For more information about the app and service, check out

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Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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