In England there is currently considerable policy interest in neighbourhood quality. For instance, there is concern about low demand neighbourhoods which have adequate housing but are unpopular places to live. When researching these types of issues, what methods should be used for assessing neighbourhood quality? This paper will describe several existing methods, discuss how they differ, suggest further research to explore them, and recommend that standard methods should be developed. The variety of methods used to assess neighbourhood quality is enormous. In the environmental psychology literature, methods range from flexible post occupancy evaluations by residents of their own neighbourhoods (e.g. Churchman and Ginosar, 1999) to trained observers' judgements of several neighbourhoods on standard scales (e.g. Skjaeveland and Garling, 1997).