Your best bet is to find an agent and chat with him/her about your goals, both short and long term. Once you narrow down a location, your agent can put you on a property search and can email listings with photos for you to view at your convenience.
A very quick search shows rentals from $550-$750 for that area, most with 3BD/1-2BA/1-car garage. If you're looking at demographic information or crime stats, this might help:
Check out area statistics; real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods; so, you should check out demographics on your own to assure your comfort level can be reached.... more