Congratulations on moving South to one of the best places to live in the country. I live adjacent to the Wesley Heights area in the 'newer' section of the 3rd Ward. Wesley Heights is what people would refer to as a transitioning neighborhood. It happens to be one of the most beautiful of areas in Charlotte and presents some nice opportunity to own a gorgeous home close to the city at a reasonable price. Here are some resources for you to check out with regards to crime:
1. CMPD - Crime Statistics Summary for May 2008
(released June 30, 2008):
2. The Crime Mapping System:
In the second link, use the locate menu on the right side of the screen to type in either an address or an intersection to get details about reported crimes in the area. This is a much better way to evaluate for yourself.
Please feel free to e-mail me directly with any other questions you may have with regards to the Charlotte area. I am a transplant from NY. As a Realtor, I have been helping families relocate to the region for just shy of 5 years. Good luck with your relocation and let me know if I can be of further assistance.
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