This area is a prime locale and don't understand why it isn't promoted more frequently. We are 15 minutes from the airport and downtown, located between freeways for easy access all over the valley and beyond and have the beauty of North Mountain Park at our doorstep.
Come on you Real Estate Agents ... I challenge you to help promote the community of Sunnyslope to folks and get some quality home OWNERS, rather than renters, in the area.
You probably want to ask relatives, friends and co-workers, read the newspapers, follow the local news on TV (online ?) contact the local sheriff & police department and ideally visit the potential areas frequently to learn which areas you feel most at home in. You might also consider asking people on facebook and twitter if you donâ€™t know anyone in Phoenix. (Not sure if attorneys can answer this either but if they can that might be a good resource as well) Good luck!
Though, I always suggest to my clients, go with your gut feelings... If you feel good about it then do your research and go for it, but if you have any doubt, don't bother and walk away.
Best of luck,
FYI - I just watch a documentary on gangs last night. There was an area around Charlotte, N.C., and for years, decades even, the local police could not or would not recognize there was a gang in a certain area. The occasional problem was perceived as isolated incidents. It took an all out turf war between gangs for the police to realize the problem was much worse than they perceived.
My point being, you can't always trust the statistics.
Whenever you are in doubt about criminal activity in any neighborhood, I've always suggest to my clients to visit or call the nearest police department in order to get the latest incidences. Also you should go to the Maricopa Sheriff's website, they have the link to the sex offender list by neighborhood.
I hope that this information helps you!!!!
Associate Broker, Property Manager, NARPM Member
ZRM Real Estate & Investments
Crime statistics, an imperfect measurement at best, provide some indication of the level of criminal activity in an area. To check the crime statistics for the cities of Phoenix, Tempe, Glendale, Mesa, Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert and Peoria, go to http://www.faxnet1.org or the city of Phoenix website http://phoenix.gov/POLICE/crista1.html. A visit or phone call to other law enforcement agencies may be required.
For crime statistics in all Arizona cities go to http://www.azleague.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=about.cities click on the city/town and search for â€œcrime statistics.â€
Hope this helps.
Ron & Brenda Cunningham
West USA Realty
** Recognized in the Phoenix Business Journal as "One of the Top 50 Realtors in the Valley"
The Arizona Association of Realtors has a fantastic Buyer Advisory that provides you with information on a multitude of topics related to buying real estate in Arizona. http://www.aaronline.com/documents/buy_advis.pdf
On page 8 of the Buyer Advisory you will find the Crime Statistics section including multiple links to official data in the Phoenix-metro area.
Should you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me at anytime.
We have a link - (family watchdog) for you to check out crime in a particular area. Please allow us to assist you with your real estate needs. We have many years of experience to help guide you through the many steps.
Lori Hicks & Toni Dâ€™Avello
HomeSmart Real Estate Professional