StreetAdvisor.com enables user to both read and write reviews and comments about the street where they live.
Streets are rated in five categories: Vibe, which is based on neighborhood spirit, nightlife and such; Wired, based on such criteria as access to cell service and cable; Health (traffic and noise); Value (cost of living and home resale); and Essentials (schools, medical care and public transportation).
But contributors can add any other information or opinion they want.
"Comments are the biggest aspect of it," says company spokesman, Brian Solis. "You can talk about people parking in front of your house, whether cars speed down your block, anything. If you're thinking of moving into a neighborhood, it's a way of finding out what's happening at the street level."
StreetAdvisor.com is still in a testing phase but already has thousands of street reviews. Solis estimates that within 90 days or so, the site will have reached a critical mass and morph into a full 2.0 stage. At that point, there should be hundreds of thousands of streets that have been reviewed.
It promises to be a handy reference for anyone considering a move into the neighborhood.