More people seem to be calling the Northside home these days, and with good reason. With plentiful parks, a rich history and easy access to other parts of the city, developers and community groups are putting their money into improving and enriching our communities.

Our 2011 Homebuyer and Home Improvement Guide features stories, tips and statistics for those considering a move to the Northside, or for readers who already live in and enjoy one of our many great neighborhoods.

>>Home sales, prices show mixed picture (with chart)

>>Homebuyer profile: Finding Fineview

>>Urban gardening

>>Ask the realtor: What to know when buying a home

>>Northside real estate transactions

>>Handyman and contractor listings