Subscribing to changes in a certain area

I would like to watch changes in my neighborhood (for example).

I noticed that if I go to I can subscribe to an RSS of the current location I am seeing.

Is that the recommended way to “Watch Changes” in an area?

This page details all the methods:

OWL ( is supposed to be better than changeset RSS, since it filters out irrelevant, large changesets. However, it’s not stable, doesn’t consistently deliver.

So for now, I recommend the changeset rss feed … and ignore the big edits.