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Kellyltabolt, Renter in Colorado Springs, CO

how safe is this area to live in ?

Asked by Kellyltabolt, Colorado Springs, CO Mon Feb 18, 2013

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Hi Kelly

Federal Equal Housing Opportunity Laws prevent Real Estate Professionals from "Steering" people to or from specific areas buy giving personal observations in answer to your question and the long and short of it is that no one can determine how much crime may be too much for you...only you can do that.

I always recommend that my clients check the crime information reported by the CSPD & El Paso Sheriff's Office available at http://www.MyNeighborhoodUpdate.net and http://www.crimereports.com/ as well as at the CSPD (http://www.springsgov.com/sectionindex.aspx?sectionid=12) and El Paso Sheriff's Office Websites (http://shr.elpasoco.com/).

I also highly recommend to my clients that they drive the neighborhood surrounding a property they are interested in at least twice...once during the day and once in the evening...and look for how the other properties in the neighborhood are kept and as well as to determine if there are any aspects to the neighborhood they aren't comfortable with.

Once you have determined your level of comfort with the neighborhood then would be the time to schedule a showing on to see the interiors for yourself.

I hope you find this information of use and I wish you good fortune in your search

Best Regards
Brian L. A. Wess
Realtor®, Broker Owner
CRS, CDPE, GRI, ABR, ASR, CSR, CNS, SFR, e-PRO
Direct: 719-528-6672
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This neighborhood is very safe to live in.
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One of the reasons I moved here in 1986 was the low crime rate. Colorado Springs continues to be one of the safer cities to live in, although your safety cannot be guarranteed anywhere, not even in the White House!! Some areas of town have higher crime rates than others, which you can get current information on from our police department. These also change over time, which is why you should check, rather than rely on any person's opinion. However, one caveat: the reports are very general, and you will find that some areas will have the statistics skewed by lots of retail stores and other "people-attracters"-for instance, the neighborhoods by the malls will have their figures skewed by the shoplifting, vandalism, thefts at the mall and in the parking lot, and that will give a false impression of a higher crime rate. Also, I've found over the years that the higher the population density, (as in large apartment buildings!), the higher the crime in the surrounding neighborhoods. Being right along a "well-beaten" path may also put you in the path of more mischief-makers, so being inside a neighborhood, on a cul-de-sac, away from busy streets and retail will probably give you the best chance of the "safest" location. I hope that helps!
Terry Naber, RE/MAX Properties, Inc.
719-590-4796 terry.naber@wesellmore.net
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Hi,

That is a good question to ask, especially if you are from out of town. Relatively speaking, the Springs is a safe place to live. As with anywhere though, there is crime at any given day at any part of the city. My friend is CSPD, and I have done the "ride along" with him. There is plenty that goes on that is at the misdemeanor level, as you might expect.

Others have probably already posted links, such as https://www.crimereports.com/. Do your homework, always be vigilant, but know that we are safer than many areas of the country.

Not to mention, this is a safe place to invest in a home! We do not experience the bubbles here.

Hope that helps.

Randy
Sellstate Alliance
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A good website to view crime in the area is http://www.myneighborhoodupdate.net. You just need to type in the address in the top left and then hit search. I hope you find the website helpful.

If I can be of further assistance, please let me know.

Thank you,

Karen Coffman
Realteam Real Estate Center
719-648-8040
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My experience tells me Colorado Springs is a very safe place in which to live. Having said that, there are areas of town that are not as safe as other areas, but I have lived here since 1983 and have been in Real Estate since 2000, and I know this to be a very safe area. We love it here.

If I can help you locate those areas that are safe, please let me know. I would love to help you.
Steve Caruthers
Nextage Pikes Peak Properties
stevec@nextagerealty.com
719-337-8262
http://www.TheCaruthersTeam.com
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That's really an excellent area to live in - very near to the Powers corridor and plenty of schools. Are you strictly interested in Rentals? Or are you considering buying? The interest rates are great right now. Please give me a call and we can discuss your options.

Thanks,
Cathia Bell
Casa Bella Realty
cathiabell@gmail.com
719-291-4676
http://www.coloradorealtyagent.com
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This is a safe area. You can verify by contacting the police department and ask for comparative statistics.
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