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Dj123, Home Buyer in Fremont, CA

We are planning to buy a home in Northgate area,Fremont(94555) on Winchester place(near paseo padre and decto).Is it a safe place?

Asked by Dj123, Fremont, CA Sun May 13, 2012

We are planning to buy a home in Northgate area,Fremont(94555) on Winchester place(near paseo padre and decto).We liked the neighborhood and schools nearby.Is this a safe area to live in?However,compared to other areas in Fremont,Northgate seems to be cheaper side,so we are in doubt if this is really a good place to buy a home.Nearby schools are Warwick elementary( 891 API),Thorntan Junior (869 API)

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When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun May 13, 2012
I live in Fremont and in general, it is a safe and desirable place to live, however no city is 100% devoid of crime. There are still beautiful, newer communities that get break-in's in cars and homes. But you will likely not encounter or witness a violent crime. Decoto is a pretty big part of Union City and there have been some ramblings of gang related activity throughout it but that is probably as bad as it will get and the area you are asking about isn't close to the area where I am hearing about this.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 31, 2012
No good way to answer your question. SAFE is a relative term. There are neighborhoods within all cities thought to be safe but which also have severe crimes, like in Castro Valley, Dublin, Pleasanton, or other towns. Look them up and you will find those cities also have their share of crimes. Best way is to compare what is published online by the police departments. They provide a very detailed statistical idea of the types of crimes committed, within a certain length of time. I think you can search by month, year or other criteria. You may find that some areas have a higher rate of robberies, while others have more burglaries auto thefts or homicides than others.

You can also walk around the streets that you like and talk with locals about their neighborhoods. You will be surprised how much information you can obtain this way.

I hope this helps a bit. In my opinion, the area you are considering is a very central area, very popular, and houses do not stay on the market very long................this indicates it is a desirable area to live in the bay area.
Best of luck with your home purchase!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 15, 2012
Thanks for all replies.I will chek the links suggested to check the crime rate in this area.

I was actually wondering if someone who is living in/around this area can share some information from thier personal experience.

Please also share if someone in your family/friends lives in this area and you have some knowledge about the safety in this area.

Thanks again
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 14, 2012
Hi DJ123,

As others have mentioned, you should check with Fremont police department for most accurate crime information in the area (www. Here is the link to check crime reports

0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 13, 2012
Yes indeed, do contact the police department. If you want to do a quick check online, try
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 13, 2012
Congratulations on buying a home.
As other have said, it's best to contact the city &/or police dept.

However, Fremont is a safe city and the schools are great.
I think you'll find that this area is fine and the schools are too.

good luck,
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 13, 2012
Well i have lived in Fremont since 1969 and moved here in 1972...I have found most of Fremont a safe city to live in.I have friends that live near and have had no problems.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 13, 2012
The best place to call is Fremont Police at 790-6800 and have your questions answered. This will help you make a decision on any part of Fremont.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 13, 2012

The best two sites I can recommend regarding safety and schools are:
Once you enter an address go to the "Incident Layers" tab to select what type of information is important to you.
Based on property address, this site provides attendance area schools (Public, Private and Daycares) along with useful statistics and other information. Before making an offer you should call the School District to CONFIRM the schools the property will feed to!

0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 13, 2012
Hi DJ123,

best advice is to contact you local sherifs office, they will be able to tell you in detail about the area you are looking in. Realtors can not give you those answers. It violates several laws and codes of ethincs. It is hare for us, because we truly know that areas best that we work in, but it is not our decision to determine an areas dymanics with regards to safety and a variety of other questions that we tend to get asked.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 13, 2012
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