Another new “mashup” site that incorporates Google maps: Rotten Neighbor. The premise is simple: rat out your neighbors if you think that they are rotten. Reasons can range from aesthetics to pets to trash to…well, probably anything. And yes, Great Falls does indeed have a few listings. Just type “Great Falls Montana” into the Search box, and the Rotten Neighbors of Great Falls will appear as small red houses – click on a red house to see why somebody posted it.
– Madera Drive: “They have three dogs that bark all day long none stop and they never tell them to stop. Then on top of that they move in there friends who just happend to have two dogs of there own and they bark which mean there is 5 dogs that bark…”
– 4600 4th Avenue North: “The managers will enter the apartment without your permission. They came in when I was taking a shower. What perverts.”
– Neard 2nd Avenue North and 45th Street: “The owner is not even allowed in the state. What does that say about him? Everything broke, leaked, smelled. It was even rumored that the neighbors had a meth lab and the swat team was hanging around one night for hours. Didn’t get a deposit back and I cleaned for hours.”
All three Great Falls entries were all posted by “anonymous,” which doesn’t exactly lend an air of credibility, but you can add Rotten Neighbor to your online toolbox (along with sites such as Zillow, Realtor.com, etc) that you can use to get a “feel” for a community.