If you are considering a specific area you are unfamiliar with, I would stop by there at different times of the day and night to get a feel for how comfortable you feel. Good luck!
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the gov has a vested interest in telling you want they want
actually , go to the area day and night and check it out
find out how much sec8 is in the area
its YOUR TAX$ PAYING FOR IT SO THAT INFO SHOULD BE PUBLIC
yes, do check the crime states but dont forget what I posted and whatever the stats are KNOW THAT ITS USUAL UNDERREPRESENTED and that DA's plea down cases so when they do show up in the stats violent crimes are pushed down as some other incident
as soon as the obama crowd sees that the good guys might be carrying and a few bad guys find out the hard way, the streets will get safer
Oakland is more dangerous than Atherton , even though, "crime happens everywheres"
you are correct to be concerned about crime and the fact that realtors wont give you the real info
THE BAD REALTORS THAT IS
Two young women may like the convenience of that late night Indian place, on the West side of Orleans, just north of Chicago, or strolling home from either the Green Door Tavern (tell your friends how old it is, cause it's old), or having a bowl of pasta at Club Lago, or mabye going to Club Lago first, then going to the Green Door, then getting an Italian beef at Mr. Beef, then realizing you wanted some taxi driver briyani on the way home and hittin' up that Indian place.
North Orleans. What a place.
Be alert - get to know people in your neighborhood - don't carry cash or wear flashy jewelry. Trust your instincts
NYC is a much safer place to live, I guess, because, for the most part, and in numerous neighborhoods,, men and women walk around alone all the time at night.........and make it home safely!
You can also drive around at different hours of the day to see if the activity changes. Everyone's comfort level is different. Be safe!
Is it convenient for your work/school
Does it have parking?
Does it have public transportation?
Is the area well lit?