Create polygons from points file with an equal number of points per polygon

Discussion created by alassiter on Jul 27, 2012
Latest reply on Nov 11, 2014 by kimo

I have a set of points that represent houses.  I have a polygon that represents a neighborhood boundary.

I would like to create sub-neighborhoods that each contain an equal number of houses.  In other words, I would like polygons that each enclose an equal number of points.  I would like these polygons to loosely follow the shape of a grid -- not be radial, multi-part, or swirled together (for example).

I am running ArcEditor.  I have a Spatial Analyst extension.

I do not have road information, otherwise I would be tempted to try to hack around with service areas in Network Analyst.

Any ideas?

Thank you!