Tess4176, Home Buyer in San Diego, CA

Is Seven Oaks generally a safe area for older folks? Is it safe to walk in the evenings? Would I need a burglar alarm?

Asked by Tess4176, San Diego, CA Mon Jun 18, 2012

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Janet McCarthy’s answer
Hi Tess,
Seven Oaks was designed to be a safe place for senors to live. The HOA is very active, providing activities and resources for senors and encourages participation.
Check out the web site - http://www.7oaksrb.com/
You might want to consider Oaks North another senor residential area in Rancho Bernardo. Oaks North is located a few miles west of Seven Oaks and provides the same HOA benefits.
Currently there are 16 houses for sale ranging in asking price from $365,000 for a 1252 sq. ft, 2 bedroom, 2 bath home to $645,000 for a 2033 sq. ft, 3 bedroom 3 bath home.
HOA is approx. $340.00/year.
Check out the web site for Oaks North - http://rboaksnorth.com/
Many of the residents routinely enjoy walking their dogs and strolling the walk ways in the evening.
My parents live there and I highly recommend the area. If you are planning to move there, don't forget that you can transfer your tax base and enjoy the same low property tax payment you may currently have.
Janet McCarthy
Connect Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 25, 2012
Hi Tess,

I live in Seven Oaks and yes it is quiet, safe with friendly neighbors to talks with while on your evening walk. There is a nice community center with pool, exercise equipment, library and hobby rooms.

As for the burglar alarm I don't think it is necessary however... if it makes you feel safe then you should get one.

Call me if you need further information

Best regards
Bill Ladewig
Exclusive Buyer's Agent
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 30, 2013
Seven Oaks and the surrounding area shows low crime when compared to many areas. However, if only one crime is committed and it happens to you - it is not so safe.

I always suggest my clients to investigate home alarms and be aware your surroundings when walking, walk with friends, etc.

Best advise, go there at night, talk to the neighbors. This is a very friendly neighborhood and I am sure they would be happy to share first hand information.

Best of Luck,

David Rudd
Kindred Real Estate
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 30, 2013
Hi Tess,

I live in Seven Oaks and can testify that it is a safe, quiet place to live. A great place for an evening walk.

If you need to finance your home contact me.

Best regards,
Bill Ladewig
NMLS 291249
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 20, 2013
Seven Oaks is likely one of the safest places to walk in San Diego. In fact you see neighbors walking their dogs, walking to the community center and walking to and from shops and super markets from early morning to dusk. The streets are wide, the green spaces have concrete sidewalks, the traffic within Seven Oaks is minimal.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 30, 2012
Seven Oaks is a lovely neighborhood. I personally would feel save walking in the evening as long as there is light outside.

Feeling safe is a subjective thing though...what one person feels is safe may not be enough for someone else. I think it's always a good idea to use wise precautions. If you feel safer with a burglar alarm, then do it.

Last but not least, I would recommend walking around Seven Oaks an talk to the folks that live there. A 55+ community, there will be other 'older folks' there and I think they would give you the best sense of what it's like there.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 25, 2012
Yes, Seven Oaks is a safe neighborhood and many residents walk in the early evenings. If an alarm system makes you feel comfortable, then I would say to install one. Most residents in that area do not have an alarm system to my knowledge.
I live in a 55+ community in Rancho Bernardo and feel very safe.Thank you and feel free to contact me with any other questions..I would love to help.
Judith Ambrosini
Team Weurding Realty
Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128
858 248-1766
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 18, 2012
Hi Tess,
Seven Oaks has a lot of "older folks." I think the agents below have said it pretty well with regard to the safety of that area. I work a lot in Rancho Bernardo and would love to show you around. Feel free to contact me directly.

Sinead McAllister
McAllister Homes Real Estate
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 18, 2012
Hello Tess,

I have represented 3 clients who have moved into the Seven Oaks area in the past year and they absolutely love it. The fact that it is 55+, has a great community center and is in Rancho Bernardo, all make it a very desirable place to live. They even have their own web site, which I'd encourage you to peruse at http://www.7oaksrb.com and as for crime in Rancho Bernardo, check out http://www.liveclassy.com/explore/explorecrime.php?n=90. It is what I would consider to be very safe and there is even a volunteer police force in the community that you often see driving through the neighborhood.

So yes, I would say it's safe for older folks and in the evening, but you still need to be aware of your surroundings. It is generally known that criminals tend to prey on older folks, which is a downright travesty. As for needing a burglar alarm, that all depends on your level of comfort, what you are ultimately trying to protect and general peace of mind.

If you would like an insiders tour of the neighborhood, I'd be happy to take you around. If you are interested in 55 plus neighborhoods in Rancho Bernardo, there is also Oaks North, which also has a good, safe feel to it.

All the best,

Chad Basinger, REALTOR®, CPA, CFP®
Web Reference: http://www.chadbasinger.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 18, 2012
Hi Tess,

I always recommend driving at night and during the day when you are looking to buy a home. Here are 2 good websites that will help you:

A burglar alarm system like ADT or others would give you some peace of mind regardless of the stats. My baby sister and her family live in a nice area and they have a system, I don't because I choose not to. If you are not already working with a Realtor, or not happy with the one you have, I would love to help,

Hector R. Gastelum
Realty Executives Dillon
REALTOR #01382940
efax 619-270-2516
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 18, 2012
Hi Tess:

Yes, the Seven Oaks community is regarded as a pretty safe neighborhood. I have walked there in the evenings and did not feel any type of concern. That being said, crime can occur even in the safest of areas.

Please let me know if you should need any further assistance or need any other specific information about Seven Oaks or any other communities in San Diego.

I can be reached via phone/email at your convenience.

All the Best,

Sasha Harvey

Sasha A. Harvey | REALTOR®
San Diego Castles Realty
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