When it comes time to move, you may be itching for a big change. While many moves are of shorter distances, some people are called to move to a brand new city or state. Some movers desire a complete change in lifestyle and want a fresh start somewhere new. But it can be hard determining where you want to go. A good starting point can be determining what you want in your new community. The U.S. Census Bureau hopes to shed some light on neighborhoods throughout the country with its dwellr app.
Launched in 2013, and updated the following year, the dwellr app hopes to make statistics more available, following the Digital Government Strategy. While not the first app from the U.S. Census Bureau, dwellr is different in that it places information from the American Community Survey right into your hands. Dwellr hopes to make the statistics published by the Census Bureau more accessible to the American people in an easy to use app.
Once the app is downloaded, you can get started. After answering a number of questions, the app displays the top 25 cities that best fit your preferences. You are then able to explore the statistics of each city and neighborhood from your home. Including basic information, it can also provide statistics on home values, education, and even the preferred ways to commute in the different areas. The app can also be a good way to get to know your surroundings. Utilizing GPS on your phone, it can detail the statistics of the area you are currently in. It can help you to familiarize yourself with your new home, or get to know the city you are currently visiting.
Whether learning about cities to travel to, or deciding to move to a new home, dwellr can help. On an easy to use app you can explore the age of residents, median income, new businesses, and other important community information. With America being such a mobile nation, dwellr can help you make informed decisions about where to move.