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Ryanmillek, Home Buyer in 80920

What is the safest neighborhood with good schools for my family in Colorado Springs area? I have around 220k to spend on either a home or condo.

Asked by Ryanmillek, 80920 Mon Apr 4, 2011

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For any safety concerns do contact the local authorities and ask all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand; for the schools see link--http://www.greatschools.org/ real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods; consider working with an agent of your own, he/she can be your best guide.
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Last time I checked the stats, Colorado Springs has a lower-that-average crime rate for cities of its size. I can honestly say there is no where in town that I would not walk in the daytime, and very few areas I would not walk at night.

In addition to checking with law enforcement, you can also knock of the doors of neighbors in areas of houses you really like-ask if they or their neighbors have had problems with crime. You have certain amount of time to investigate (the inspection objection period) the neighborhood and home after you are under contract. Also, look for a home that is not on or near a busy street, close to high-density apartment buildings or large retail centers. Location within the neighborhood can increase or decrease your chances of being hit with a crime. Choose a home that is tucked inside a neighborhood rather than on the outskirts. A cul-de-sac location might be safer as well-criminals want more than one way out in case they have to flee quickly. Being across the street from a school might make you more vulnerable to vandalism. Look around the neighborhood-are there a lot of burglar bars on the windows? That might be clue, but if 1 or 2 have them, it may just mean that those owners are paranoid!

Happy home hunting!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 26, 2015
I would recommed checking with some websites on crime statistics or the local police department for that information.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 20, 2014
Hi Ryan -

Yes, Colorado Springs has many great areas and it is all about those that fit your needs best. The great schools link that someone posted is a great way to start but doesn't give all of the answers to your question. Some areas while they may have a great school report may not be as much of "family" neighborhood - with kids playing, etc. The areas with lower crime rates may also be an older community, which may be what you want. You way want to be closer to your work location. The best way to find what your looking for is to be very clear what you want and communicate with someone who knows Colorado Springs well. We would love to help you, we are a husband wife team with three kids and have gotten very involved in our schools a community while living here for over 30 years. However, whoever you talk to for advice just make sure they know what your biggest concerns are because Colorado is lucky enough to have lots of great schools and safe communities. My other key piece of advice is to drive the neighborhoods you are considering at several different times, morning and evening, to get a feel for it if you are able to.

Good luck in the search and of course give us a call or email if we can give you some additional information!

Jeff and Kaye Piggot
Re/Max Real Estate Group
719-210-8422
http://www.jeffpiggot.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 5, 2013
Dear Ryan, There are many ways to inquire of these answers however please go directly to the sources-the polic stations for crime reports and the school district websites for ratings of performance. These are very personal questions and what one person might consider to be a "safe" area or a "good" school district may not match your definition of "safety" or "good schooling" at all. I do not work the Springs area however it sounds like you have some great talent to choose from. All the best to you and yours for a wonderful move! Sincerely, Laura
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 4, 2011
Hi Ryan,
There are several "safe" neighborhoods in Colorado Springs and several good school districts. I would be happy to sit down and do a free consultation to see exactly what you are looking for. If you have some time this week or next email me or give me a call and let's set a time so I can show you what might meet your criteria. I work with buyers as their personal Buyers Agent all over Colorado Springs and I am familiar with many of the schools. Bonus is I work for buyers for free. The sellers pay me to sell their homes. So what's not to like about that. Visit my websites to learn more about me also you can check out the area schools, neighborhoods etc...
I look forward to hearing from you. Have a great day.
Pamela Weatherford
Keller Williams Clients Choice
719.661.8672-C
719.749.2738-H
http://www.HomesForSaleCoSprings.com
http://www.AllAboutColoradoSpringsRealEstate.com
Soli Deo Gloria
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 4, 2011
Hi Ryan

As several of my fellow Realtors have stated below, Federal Equal Housing Opportunity Law prevents Real Estate practicioners from "Steering" folks to areas based on where we think might be good for them. Suffice it to say that I don't know how much crime is too much for you or what you consider to be a good school.

That said however, I specialize at providing my clients with the information they need to make an INFORMED decision on what property and neighborhood would best suit THEIR needs. The websites below contain some general information on schools, crime an area statistics for you.

If you would like to work with an Accredited Buyer Representative and Certified Neighborhood Specialist, amongs other professional designations, Feel free to give me a call. You can review some compliments from my many satisfied clients at the following: http://BrianWess.com/ClientTestimonials

http://www.springsgov.com/sectionindex.aspx?sectionid=12
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/08/0816000lk.html
http://www.infoplease.com/us/census/data/colorado/colorado-s…

School Information
http://nces.ed.gov/globallocator/
http://www.greatschools.org/colorado/
http://www.cde.state.co.us/index_parentstudent.htm
http://www.cde.state.co.us/utility/k12schls.htm


Best Regards
Brian L. A. Wess
Realtor®, Broker Owner
CRS, GRI, ABR, ASR, CSR, CNS, SFR, e-PRO
Military Relocation, Residential & Investment Specialist
Infinite Horizons Realty - Metro Brokers
Colorado Springs, CO
Direct: 719-528-6672
Web: BrianWess.com
COLORADO REAL ESTATE...DONE RIGHT!â„¢ -
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 4, 2011
D20 is a great school district, and for neighborhood safety the local police department can provide reports/statistics. We would be happy to get that information for you from them. While some areas of the city are at higher price points, that doesn't mean you won't have something to choose from should you choose to be in the school districts for those areas. With your pricepoint there is a lot to choose from, so take your time and you will find the best of both worlds. Let us know if we can help, we provide free buyer representation.

Best Wishes,
Jessica & Kevin
Web Reference: http://www.jessicalaude.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 4, 2011
If you are looking at 80920, it is considered at very safe area with very good schools. D-20 has a great reputation, as do several other districts. You can go to zipskinny.com to look up other information, and you can also go the Colorado Springs Police Departments website to get more specific information about different areas.
I hope this helps! While there is no such thing as a completely crime free area, it is prudent to research neighborhoods from reliable sources. Although you also might hear about District 12 and District 38, those school district will have fewer choices in your price point. If you go to a website called Great Schools, you can also look at individual schools, their test scores and what the parents think.
Lori Thompson REMAX Properties Inc.
Web Reference: http://www.zipskinny.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 4, 2011
There are many areas in the city that would meet your needs. The City of Colorado Springs tends to have limited crime. I would check out the crime stats on Google. I would suggest that almost all areas of the city have great schools and I send my own children to local public schools. If you would like more info on homes in the area for your budget please feel free to call me.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 4, 2011
I would recommed checking with some websites on crime statistics or the local police department for that information. Per law Realtors can't discuss that. Sounds funny but there is a fine line on what we can and can't say about Crime and Schools. I work with a wonderful Realtor in the Springs area that would be happy to assist you. Would you like there contact information?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 4, 2011
As a Realtor we can't comment on the crime rates nor how "safe" an area is. However, please consider Google it, and you can find your cities crime states, as it is free government information. Are you working with a local agent or Realtor? If not, please consider it, as they can help you and for most of the listings on MLS as the buyer, there will be no cost to you for their services. Best of luck.
Spirit
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 4, 2011
Ryan - Contact a local Real Estate Agent. They can help point you in the right direction on these questions. They will most likely have a program that will let you search online for community reports, school information etc. If you have a specific area that you are interested, call the local Police department for that town. They can also be a great resource!
Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 4, 2011
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