Local council websites have information about the local area, such as plans for new developments or transport links.
To get information about jobs, see 'Jobseekers' pages within the Employment pages.
For details of schools in Northern Ireland, see 'schools, learning and development' pages within the Parents pages.
The Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Information Service (NINIS) can provide local area statistics and maps on a wide range of subjects including population, crime, health and housing.
Find out if the local planning office has a development plan for your area.
Check rail, coach and bus information including timetables and prices.
If you want to find out about the main road network and future road developments across Northern Ireland, go to:
Sport and leisure
Local council websites have information about leisure and recreational facilities in the area.
To find out about the local environment, contact the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.