When I bought my house I knocked on neighbor's doors asking them how long they have lived there and if they have any issues with the neighborhood. Neighbors will usually be very candid. If you don't have the time to do that take a Google virtual tour using Street View and "drive" down the streets from the comforts of your own home :) Land Park is a very desirable area to live due to it's charm and its proximity to downtown and William Land Park. Lots of families live there.
As mentioned below, we aren't allowed to steer you one way or the other, but we can give you resources for you to discover the answers for yourself :)
In addition to http://www.kcra.com/crime/index.html you can also drive the neighborhood at night,on various days, walk the blocks you like--there are different vibes in different areas of Land Park--East or West of Riverside, or South Land Park, or proximity to Broadway. I personally think that they are all lovely, but it is my opinion. I've lived in areas and felt safe whereas my friends thought I was nuts for living there! And I have friends who don't lock their doors during the day in areas I think they are nuts.
So check the crime data sites and see what you think, visit the areas, maybe ask the neighbors who might be out and about on the weekend how they feel.
Land Park is adored for its beautiful tree lined streets, charming vintage homes, built in "community"
and proximity to everything. Having raised a family there myself as well as working in that community
I would be happy to speak with you about my opinion on individual areas of Land Park. My husband's family
has lived there for over 60 years. Call me at (916) 300-7028.
What a beautiful area!
Please keep in mind when you are searching for safety..some of the reports are up to 9 months old.
Yes..Not always current. Your best bet is to talk to neighbors, visit the area at various times through the week. Friday evening, Saturday mornings, etc. See for yourself what is happening.
I have clients in the Land Park area now and they will only search for homes in that neighborhood.
What they love:
1. Proximity to downtown
2. Close to all freeways
3. Great schools
4. Parks, outdoor activities
5. Mature landscaping
6. Every house is unique
Good luck in your search.
Please let me know if I can be of any assistance.
Keller Williams Realty
CA DRE 01872795