Though we’re continually receiving updates to our mapping database, we may not have mapping data available for your area. If you're unable to create your neighborhood because our system cannot locate your home, please email us with a link to a Google Map depicting the desired boundary for your neighborhood.
To create a Google Map, you can follow the text instructions below. Or you can see how to locate your address on a Google map or create a Google map to show my neighborhood boundary though guided images.
- Sign in to your Gmail account. (If you don't have a Gmail account, you can create one for free.)
- Visit Google Maps.
- Search for your address (including city, state and zip).
- Search for your city and state. You can then find the location of your neighborhood by clicking and dragging. You can zoom by clicking the "+" and "-" in the lower right of the screen.
- There are seven buttons underneath the search bar. Click on "Draw a line" (the one that looks like a zig-zagged connect the dots)
- From the drop-down, select "Add a line or shape"
- Draw the boundary you’d like by clicking on the map. Each click will add a new dot or corner to your boundary. When you’re done, click back on the dot that you started on.
- A pop up window will appear. Enter the name of your neighborhood and then click the blue “Save” button in the window that pops up.
- Click on the green “Share” button in the upper right corner of the screen.
A pop-up window will appear. You can click “Skip”, and this will take you to the Sharing settings window.
- Another pop-up window will appear. Click on the blue “Change…” next to “Private - Only you can access”
- Select "Public on the web", then click "Save"
- This will take you back to the Sharing settings window. Copy the URL at the top, and paste it in your response to me.
As soon as you've completed the last step, copy and paste the link into an email to us, and we'll add you to our map as soon as possible.
How to locate your address on a Google map
Creating a Google map to show my neighborhood boundary