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Lynn Bauer, Home Buyer in Long Beach, CA

?high crime area?

Asked by Lynn Bauer, Long Beach, CA Sat Apr 14, 2012

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Crime in Long Beach is generally down over the past few years, which also mirrors the trend for Los Angeles County. Of course there is still crime, and other nuisance issues in all neighborhoods. I suggest three things: (a) drive the neighborhoods you are interested in at various times of the day, evening and night; (b) speak with people who live and work in the neighborhood; (c) visit the local police station and ask them how the neighborhood you are interested in stacks up against other neighborhoods in the city in terms of violent crime and burglaries, breaking and entering, theft, etc.

Good luck, and please remember that there is some crime in every area no matter where you go.

Gene Scott
Realtor and Loan Officer
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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.
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You never know the feel of an area until you drive it. Hit some corners go to the market, the fast food places, the gas station. How do you feel, paranoid or comfortable? Websites will give you facts and opinions but they can not give you your own personal feelings.
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Hello Lyn. is a good source, but you can always go to the local police department and check the city web site. Also, be sure to drive around the areas you are considering. I live in the Long Beach area and I have not had any problems, but there are bad pockets. Please feel free to call or email me if you will like any further assistance.
DJ Bonner
Keller Williams Realty
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