Other Places to Look
City websites--usually available through Google or linked on the Wikipedia page for the city. Often these will have information for visitors or a link to the tourist website. Event and festival calendars are common.
Real estate websites--websites like Zillow can give an understanding of the housing market in a city and you can look at the history of housing values by neighborhood.
Travel websites--in addition to the city tourist website some travel websites like Trip Advisor can be useful in finding attractions and gleaming some of the culture of a city.