My question to you is "have you driven through there at night and on weekends?"
If you were there regularly it would be apparent the area attracts a rough element.
I was a new home builder off of Bluff Springs for a time about 5 years ago.
We had interested buyers shy away from the area when the surroundings scared them off.
The risk of crime is just greater there than in some other areas of the city.
Many people we met chose to live in other areas, unless they had no other choice.
We'll be happy to help you find a safe and attractive area to live in Austin.
There are several other areas in affordable price ranges to select from.
Check us out at " http://;www.HotAustinProperties.com " and give us a call.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Mike and Alice Newman
Hot Austin Properties Team
Keller Williams Realty
If you need a resource to review crime statistics, let me know.