Did you pass? New site grades neighborhood appealMarch 17, 2014 @ 8:47 am (Updated: 12:10 pm - 3/17/14 )
A newly launched website called Neighborhood Appeal is allowing visitors to submit a letter grade - ranging on a scale from A+ to F - for neighborhoods across the country.
The site says it uses an algorithm and a "crowd sourcing" approach to allow visitors to give grades based on a neighborhood's appeal.
The neighborhood surrounding KIRO Radio's headquarters on Eastlake (98102) received a "C" grade.
"A lot of websites that analyze neighborhoods provide complicated numbers or statistics," said Michael Nirenberg, the website's founder, who adds the site simplifies the numbers into a letter grade. "Any child knows what an F means . . . Most people looking to move to or visit a neighborhood just want to know: Is it a nice place? Ultimately, the people who know the area first-hand will decide."
The website also allows visitors to pose questions to those who live in the neighborhood.
According to the site, some neighborhoods will use their grade as a symbol of pride, while other neighborhoods may use it as a wake-up call to improve conditions there.
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