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Get the whole picture about your neighbourhood with a ZoomLocal Neighbourhood Report - essential reading when you're moving home.

Neighbourhood Report

Moving house is incredibly exciting. But it's also incredibly risky too.

Naturally, you'll want to discover ANYTHING that may deter you from moving to the area - before you move house.

Your new neighbourhood might have a high level of burglaries, unacceptable unemployment rates, poor house price trends, or inadequate schools.

You might think you can cope with one or two negative aspects of a neighbourhood, but what if there are more things you don't know about?

Our Homebuyer Reports will tell you EVERYTHING about the neighbourhood, to help you decide it is suitable for your and your family, and to ensure that you don't regret moving to the area.

Our job is to tell you all the good things - and the bad things - about your new neighbourhood, to take away the risk of moving.

To download your report, enter your postcode into the space provided.

Why get a ZoomLocal Neighbourhood Report?

Moving house is one of the riskiest - and most expensive - things you'll do in your life.

After you move to a new house, you might discover problems with the property itself. Most property problems are able to be fixed. But move to the wrong neighbourhood and there's nothing you can do, apart from packing up and moving house again.

A survey by home security experts Yale found that of the 50 biggest concerns that a typical homebuyer has, 22 of them are about the neighbourhood, rather than the property itself. Most of those concerns, such as crime rates, environmental factors, declining house prices, access to essential amenities, proximity to good schools etc. are out of your control.

Our reports take the sting out of moving to a bad neighbourhood by providing you essential insight and information for the area you're moving to - right down to street level.

Your estate agent may give you their opinion of your new neighbourhood, but they quite often leave out the negatives in the hope of enticing you to purchase the property.

Relying on a local report from a conveyancing firm will only give you half the story. You can trust a ZoomLocal Neighbourhood Report to give you an unbiased analysis of any postcode in England or Wales.

We don't hide the bad stuff, meaning you get the big picture about your new neighbourhood, giving you the opportunity to pull out of a purchase before it's too late.

All this information is packed into a 50-page postcode report - each one is unique and tailored to the neighbourhood you're interested in learning about. Each contains a huge amount of data aggregated from around 80 official (as well as our own) databases, including statistics from the Office for National Statistics, Census data, Ofsted,, Highways Agency, Land Registry and many many more. Researching all this information would take hours by yourself.

What information is in each report?

Each report is crammed full of essential information designed to help you decide if the neighbourhood is suitable for you and your family. You'll get 50 pages of information to help you research the neighbourhood fully, including:

  • Demographics Who are the people in your neighbourhood? What are their social grades?
  • Local Politics Who's in charge of the council? How do you get in touch with your MP?
  • Housing What are the average house prices in your area? What are the council tax bands?
  • Crime Rates Is this area plagued by high crime rates? What problems exist in the neighbourhood?
  • Health What are the general health levels? Are there any doctors surgeries and pharmacies nearby?
  • Climate What are the average temperatures in this region?
  • Education What schools are in this area? What are their Ofsted ratings? What are their admission policies?
  • Environment Are there any environmental concerns for this neighbourhood? Is the air quality good? Is the neighbourhood at risk from flooding?
  • Transport How well served is this area for public transport? How long does it take to get to major towns and cities? Is it a commutable area?
  • Leisure & Tourism What fun and interesting things are there to do in and around the neighbourhood?
  • Local Amenities What amenities exist in the neighbourhood? Can you get to the supermarket, post box, bank or cashpoint machine easily?

For a comprehensive list of information contained in a ZoomLocal Neighbourhood Report, see below.

See an example report

Temporarily unavailable

Sorry, ZoomLocal Neighbourhood Reports are temporarily unavailable while we make improvements.

We're currently updating our databases to include Census 2021 data, which will make our reports more insightful, up-to-date and reliable than ever before.

Feel free to download a free Snapshot report below, which uses Census 2011 data.

We apologise for the inconvenience, but we're looking to relaunch our brand new neighbourhood reports later in the year.

Don't take our word for it

Here's a few things that people have been saying about our ZoomLocal Reports:

A brilliant idea!
Excellent little publication.
Jan Minihane

That report is insanely detailed, how you pull all that together makes my brain cell hurt!Jan Minihane - Healthy Perspective

Katie Bell

The reports are very in depth and I wish I had this service when I moved 18 months ago!Katie Bell - Brand Identity Queen

Lindsey Sharrat

Amazing, and really detailed. When I used to buy property I would have welcomed a resource this thorough.Lindsey Sharrat - Consultant and Writer

BONUS: Free Guide to Selling Your House

Guide to Selling Your House

Selling a property is becoming increasingly difficult in the current political and financial climate, and often takes longer than you'd anticipate. It's also stressful - not just for you, but your family too.

When you download a ZoomLocal Neighbourhood Report we'll also give you a copy of our eBook, "Sell Your House Successfully", which contains tips, tricks and advice how to sell your house quickly and easily.

Scottish Postcodes

* Sorry, we don't have the data to produce any Scottish reports just yet. We're still in the process of collecting demographic data for all Scottish postcodes. We should be able to offer this in 2019. Please accept our apologies.



Browse some of the pages inside our 50+ page ZoomLocal report and see for yourself how we can help you discover the good, the bad and the ugly.

Use the 'Prev' and 'Next' buttons to flip through the pages.

What's included in our report?

Our 50-page neighbourhood reports are jam-packed with essential information designed to help you discover if a neighbourhood is suitable for you and your family.

  • Crime Rates
    Anti-social behaviour
    Local police force
    Police priorities
    Police stations
    Neighbourhood problems
  • Demographics
    Local population
    Marital status
    Social grades
    Unemployment rates
    Age ranges
    Household income
    Religious beliefs
    Pet ownership
  • Politics
    Constituency details
    Local council HQ
    MP contact details
    Political party allegiences
    Election turnout
  • Housing
    Average house prices
    House types
    Number of bedrooms
    Council tax bands
    Average fuel bills
  • Education
    Local primary schools
    Local secondary schools
    Ofsted ratings
    Admissions policies
    Religious denomination
    Contact details
  • Health
    General health levels
    Doctors surgeries
    Local pharmacies
    Nearest hospitals
  • Environment
    Environmental concerns
    Flood risk levels
    Air quality
    Local power stations
    Operational mining
    Recycling centres*
  • Transport
    Airports, trains & tube
    Taxi cabs
    Bus stops
    Car parking
    Congestion hotspots
    Driving distances
    Nearest motorways
  • Leisure & Tourism
    Tourist Information
    Golf Courses
    Pubs and bars
    Leisure centres
    Shopping centres
  • Other Information
    Overseas visitor guide
    Council online links
    Local maps
    Nearby towns
    Local newspapers
    Local radio stations

View a sample report for the postcode OX2 7AX

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