New App Helps Users Choose Top Places to Dwell
This is a good example of:Using data to help people looking for housing find neighborhoods that match living & commuting preferences
Looking for a new place to live? Dwellr is a new app designed to help users find their dream city. Created by the Census Bureau, Dwellr applies American Community Survey statistics to match user preferences with neighborhood characteristics, selecting a personalized “Top 25” best places. Enter preferences such as your dream job, age, whether you’d like to bike, drive, or take the train to work, and the app spits out the places that fit your lifestyle. Dwellr is available for iPhone or Android, and is part of the Census Bureau’s Digital Government Strategy to make community statistics accessible to the public.