Zip Codes were developed by the Postal Service for the purpose of delivering mail, but were never intended to define coherent neighborhoods. In addition, Zip Codes can have several distinctly different census tracts contained within them. When distinct census tracts are blended together in a single Zip Code, the data reflects their average conditions and often gives a false sense of the area. The result is that potentially great matching neighborhoods can be missed, and erroneous matches can also be produced and delivered to you.
NeighborhoodScout does provide Zip Code boundary maps. We also list up to 10 Zip Codes that are in or overlap a city's boundary at the bottom of most city reports.