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As Realtors, we can't comment on whether any area is "safe." I advise my clients to begin by researching crime statistics on sites such as ... http://houstoncrimemaps.com/. This will provide an overview of recent police activity in the area. You might also want to drive through the neighborhood at different times of day, just to get a feel of what it's like to live there. Perhaps most important, though, is to just stop and talk to residents of the area ... believe me, they'll tell you all about it, good or bad. Many people just don't think of this ... I believe it to be a most valuable resource.
You bring up perhaps the most important step in the buying process ... you can change pretty much everything about a home except where it is. I know the area well, and will be happy to help you. If you'd like additional information, please feel free to contact me at ... (713) 213-6350 ... or ... firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you.