Heather, Other/Just Looking in Kalamazoo, MI

Is Springfield Avenue in Albany Park safe? What are the crime rates like there?

Asked by Heather, Kalamazoo, MI Sat Jan 26, 2008

We're moving to Chicago and are looking at an apt. on N. Springfield Avenue, in the 3000 block. How is the crime there? Is it safe?

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Seth Captain’s answer
As a buyer's agent, here's what I tell all my clients:

You can read stats, ask opinions, and watch the news. But the best thing you can do is take a walk around the neighborhood during the day, at night, and then spend an hour hanging on the corner (don't sell anything....yet), during those two different times. When you see neighbors walking, ask them what they think of their 'hood.

You won't get a better safety report than that.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 24, 2012

Here's another website you can visit http://www.everyblock.com/
Enter a Zip code or specific adddress and you'll get a lot of good information about a neighborhood both good and bad.
Good luck, Ken.
Web Reference: http://www.KDRchicago.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 29, 2008
No. That area is not safe. There are gangs and a lot of burglaries in that area.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 22, 2012
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