It’s hard to get the full aural experience of a neighborhood before you move in—in that limited window of time when you’re scoping out a new place, it’s hard to gauge just how loud it’s really going to be. Finally there are apps (and websites) for that. An app called HowLoud has created sound profiles for every Los Angeles address, and now RentLingo has released a searchable map that displays the decibel levels at any given point in town, which lets you see how noisy the neighborhood is both day and (probably more importantly) night.

· Noise Level Map [RentLingo] · Mapping the Loudness in Every Home and ‘Hood in Los Angeles [Curbed LA] from Cool Map Thing – full coverage from Curbed LA