Also as others have stated, it never hurts to ask the police about crime and sex offenders in an area.
It's a lovely property but as a petite blonde woman, I would honestly pick somewhere else for myself. I can recommend absolutely charming, safe areas by Somerville, Boston, and Cambridge. If you need help, please feel free to contact me at any time!
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In a good or bad neighborhood you'll never get the true answer to that question by a real estate agent.
I'll give you the default answer, "Its best to contact the local police station and ask them about the specific crimes that concern you. Or do some online research, there are websites that provide local crime statistics."
But the funny thing is, that answer is probably the best answer, better than the typical, hot air salesmen stuff, us real estate agent pitch.