BlockAvenue gives every neighborhood in the United States a “grade” and lets users review businesses in each area, too.

It could be an excellent place for students to do some authentic writing, which is why I’m adding it to The Best Places Where Students Can Write For An “Authentic Audience.”

It could also be an excellent addition to my favorite lesson of each school year where students compare their neighborhood with the most exclusive neighborhood in town and choose which one they think is best (students invariably pick their own). BlockAvenue could be a great place for them to post their final essays.

Thanks to TechCrunch for the tip.