Select By location Help- should be easy

Discussion created by tyavis on Jul 8, 2013
Latest reply on Jul 9, 2013 by MBoucher21
I'm attempting to do a simple select by location and am missing a step somewhere in the process.

I have created two shapefiles that are both buffers. What i am trying to do is select the area that is within an area, but is outside of the other buffer zone. T

o make it simple, I have created a layer that would be a 4 mile buffer around the center of a city, and then have created a layer of homes within that 4 mile area that also have a 1250 foot buffer. I'd like to select the area that is outside of the 1250 buffer, but still within the 4 mile buffer. in the photo i would like to select the purple area but not include the green areas.[ATTACH=CONFIG]25789[/ATTACH]