Like Shaun, I also live out here and his comment regarding the Truman Show is so dead on! =)
Crime stats are definitely an important factor to consider when determining a neighborhood.One of the resources that I have found to look up crime statistics is http://www.clrsearch.com/Mountain_House_Demographics/CA/Crime-Rate
Additionally I agree that you should also check the Megans database for sex offenders.
Rocky G.H. Hawrysz http://www.TeamHawrysz.com
Prudential California Realty
(209) 444-6610 - Office
(209) 915-6209 - Mobile