May 07, 2007 09:01 ET Announces iPod Sweepstakes for Neighborhood Street Reviews

World's First Online Community for Real-Life Reviews at the Street Level Puts Call Out to Homeowners, Renters and Realtors to Review Their Street

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(CCNMatthews - May 07, 2007) - today announced a new sweepstakes to draw compelling, insightful and real street reviews online. StreetAdvisor is an online community where homeowners, renters and buyers can share and learn about the quality of life on specific streets, along with the nuances, services and details known only by those who have lived there.

No matter where people live, they have an opinion and perspective on what it's like to live there. Not only can they help share this information with neighbors and those considering a move into the neighborhood, they now have a shot at winning one of 60 iPod® digital music players.

StreetAdvisor is giving away an iPod® (30GB 7,500 songs) as the grand prize, as well as 60 iPod shuffles. Residents only need to logon to, review their street, and they're automatically entered into the sweepstakes.

"This is all about honesty and participation," said Jason Spencer, CEO of "We're hoping for the best, most comprehensive and clever reviews -- along with those extra details that help paint a better picture of life in their area."

Unlike other sites, it is the easiest way to find out what people really think about where they live and where others might be looking to live. It is an entirely new kind of online real estate community, providing a real-life "insider" view. StreetAdvisor is the essential guidebook to finding the right street, written by the people who have lived there.

Consumers can learn and share vital details including noise levels, traffic, neighbors, entertainment and public services, etc. in a way that wasn't previously available. It also allows for firsthand recommendations and negative experiences about local businesses, entertainment, services, lifestyle and back-road gems unbeknownst to outsiders.

Each person can rank the streets where they live, lived or visited. This contributes to the overall StreetScore city ranking, which is displayed for each street. Categories include:

-- StreetVIBE - Neighborly spirit, dining, nightlife, shopping, fitness
-- StreetWIRED - Cell reception, Internet access, pay TV access
-- StreetHEALTH - Peace and quiet, traffic, safety, cleanliness, pests
-- StreetVALUE - Cost of living, resale/rental value
-- StreetESSENTIALS - Public transportation, medical, schools, child
care, government, utilities, parks

In addition, the "StreetBoard" provides a place where residents can communicate with their neighbors.

StreetAdvisor is also integrating video for people to post videos taken on their street, from house parties, local parks, to a lovely walk on a Sunday afternoon.

The site is currently in public Beta and is initially focusing on the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. Just within the first day of the site being public, received over 60,000 streets visited. As the word spreads, the site continues to grow. Enter the sweepstakes to join this vibrant community and get a chance to win a prize. The sweepstakes will end at 11:59 PM EDT on May 16, 2007.


Founded in 2007 by Jason Spencer and Adam Spencer, helps people learn more about their communities while helping others make better decisions about where they choose to live. The site will evolve to include additional services to facilitate online conversations at the street level, while creating a forum where professionals and consumers can participate in bringing their street and neighborhoods online, in a public forum.

The company has representatives in San Francisco and Australia. For more information, contact

Sweepstakes Note

Apple is not a participant or sponsor of this promotion. iPod® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved.

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