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CH, Home Buyer in Portland, OR

How safe is this neighborhood? We have kids

Asked by CH, Portland, OR Tue May 8, 2012

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When I had my son I never asked that question. And perhaps because I've traveled extensively to developing nations all over the world and saw vasts amounts of poverty and children begging in the streets, I consider the majority of places in the nation "safe."

And "safe" is all so subjective and whenever someone poses this question it's nice to have them explain what they're fearful of, what does safe mean to them, etc.

I've just got done reading a great book: "Free Range Kids" Might be a good summer read??

Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner
EBA Portland, LLC
Exclusive Buyer Agency Since 1999
http://www.BuyersAgentPortland.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 5, 2012
Check out http://www.portlandmaps.com & plug in the address. Also plug in your current address for a comparison. I hope this helps!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 16, 2012
Hey CH,

On my website you can compare crime and schools for any 2 communities just plug in the zip codes.

Interested in what the crime rate is for this area?
http://www.greaterpdxhomeinfo.com/micommunity/zip/97116/

How does this area you’re interested in compare with where you live now
http://www.greaterpdxhomeinfo.com/micompare/zip/97229/

Kevin Sucher
Principal Broker
503-214-4139
ksucher@prunw.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 9, 2012
Thank you for the questions CH. This house is located very close to a main street. It is about 5-6 homes off that street as well as near bus lines and the MAX line. It also is located only two blocks from a really great park called Hancock park and the elementary school is only 3-4 blocks straight down the street. The neighborhood does have quite a few kids as well as older adults.

A great resource for demographics as well as crime statistic is Portlandmaps.com. Really easy to use site. You just type in an address and it can tell you a ton about a property...schools, census, permits, parks, schools, transportation, etc. All the tabs are on the upper right.

I am happy to schedule a time with you to see this property so you can be the judge for yourself on the neighborhood as well as home. Does that interest you?

Jennifer Johnston
503.784.2204
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 8, 2012
We can't get into that information as Brokers, but there's all kinds of crime and other information about Portland properties readily available. One is a fantastic resource called Portland Maps and its a mirror of portions of Portland Online, the city's website. Its full of lots of different crime statistics, information specific to the property such as maps, past permits, and also neighborhood demographics. You should definitely be using it when you're looking for a home in Portland!
Best to you
Marge
Web Reference: http://www.portlandmaps.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 8, 2012
Hi CH,

Real estate brokers are not permitted by law to make judgments about whether or not particular neighborhoods are safe or unsafe or have lower or higher levels of crime. However, http://portlandmaps.com has all the statistical information regarding crime and safety that you need. All you need to do is simply to enter an address in the neighborhood you are interested in living in, and the information will get pulled right up.

Hope this helps.

Best,

Wayne

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Wayne Olson
Real Estate Broker - Coldwell Banker Seal
(503) 699-3722
wayneolson@cbseal.com
http://wayneolsonhomes.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 8, 2012
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