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July 24, 2015

Bing helps you better research schools, doctors, and homes

Are you new in town or moving soon? The Bing team recently improved Bing’s search functionality in the United States so you can find the best schools and doctors and the right home for you.


Humans are a nomadic species. Here in the U.S. alone, about one in nine people changed residencies over the past year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

So if you’ve ever moved or considered moving–especially as an adult–you know how much time and effort it takes to truly get your bearings. Your questions may include one or all of the following: Where should I live? What schools should my kids go to? Who will be my new medical doctor?

Well, Bing makes finding all of the above much easier whether you’re searching for them on your Lumia, PC, or other device.

Let’s say you’re researching houses or other places to rent or buy. If you type in a specific address in Bing via your Lumia, you’ll get key information such as price, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, square footage, nearby schools, and photos. Real-estate companies such as Zillow and RedFin provide the information.

To help you find the right school, Bing has integrated information from GreatSchools and other trusted sources to provide details of nearby schools. That key information includes academic rankings, student-to-teacher ratios, and community score.

Now, who should your general practitioner be? Bing can now better help you: By partnering with companies such as LexisNexis and Doximity, you’ll now get important information such as educational background, specialty, years of experience, and reviews.

For more information on Bing’s new search functionality for homes, schools, and doctors, check out this Bing blog post.

If you’re in the U.S., try out this new Bing feature and let us know what you think!