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Mary, Home Buyer in Columbus, OH

We are looking at a house in the Minerva Park area of Columbus...worried about the surrounding area....Any thoughts?

Asked by Mary, Columbus, OH Sun Jan 16, 2011

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Reply to Andy Tants

Hi Andy,
I beg to differ with you on your answer that " as soon as you leave the community, you are in the badlands". I happen to live very near Minerva park, have so for about 7+ years. Your characterization that your in the " badlands" is over stated. Using that terms connotes rampant crime and concerns about ones safety of which I have never been robbed, threatened, burglarized,attacked and most of the folks I deal with in and around the area are friendly and well meaning. Has the area become more ethnic..yes, with more stores and shops and vendors catering to those of different ethnic backgrounds. I like to think of a community of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds as a good and positve thing. If they were not in the community providing goods and services it would indeed be , "the badlands" .

Jeffrey Paeltz, ABR, SFR
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minerva park is situated right in the middle of a bad part of town.
the community itself is high quality,but as soon as you leave the community,you are in the badlands
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 30, 2012
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http://www.ServingColumbus.com

Vito Boscaino
Encore Asset Management of Ohio Realty
614.571.9054
http://www.EncoreAsset.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 13, 2011
Check out our site:

http://www.ServingColumbus.com

Vito Boscaino
Encore Asset Management of Ohio Realty
614.571.9054
http://www.EncoreAsset.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 13, 2011
Hi Mary,

My answer really is only to echo some of the other answers you may have reviewed to add some weight to them. When I saw " worried about surrounding area" I read into that you are referring to "crime". No REALTOR can answer that question for you. This is one of those areas that you the buyer(s) have to do your own due diligence and research and make your own conclusions about the area. I do know that Minerva Park has one of the lowest crime rates and a very active police force in the Columbus metro area. I remember one time in the office a REALTOR who lives in Minerva Park and has sold a lot of homes there told me. She said that the Minerva Police had called this women about 10:00 PM one night because she had forgot to close her garage door and called to check on her and may be remind her of this. I don't know of any other area police force being so proactive toward the community they serve. I wish you all the best in the selection of your new home.

Respectfully,

Jeffrey Paeltz, SFR
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 17, 2011
Mary,so ur saying you have to be in minerva,or you guys are just looking there?If your not commited,to a Realtor,I can help you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 16, 2011
Mary, certainly if you have an agent you should ask them.

I have shown many homes in and around Minerva Park and I'd be glad to discuss your question if you don't already have an agent. I understand what you are asking. FYI, I also have friends and family who live in Minerva Park as well as clients who have purchased there. And I have friends and clients who have purchased several homes around Minerva Park. I know the area very well.

Good Luck and feel free to contact me.

Jim
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As Realtors we are not allowed by law to tell you if one neighborhood is 'good' or "bad". You need to speak to the people in the neighborhood, look up crime statistics or call the local police station. It's always good to speak to people in the neighborhood no matter where you are looking really. They will tell you the pro's and con's. Good luck with your search.
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Minerva Park is a very tight knit community. I can put you in touch with a Realtor friend of mine who has lived there for years and loves it. If you already have a Realtor ask him/her to show you values over the years. If they have been declining the past several years. I would worry about your investment in the future. Especially if more
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Where you live and what factors are to be considered are up to you to determine, You may want to visit the neighborhood at diferent times of the day to see what is going on to help make your determination. Attached is a tool you can use to search and see crimewise what is going on in the community . School reports are also readily available on line as well
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