There is some good info on the Trulia site about this.If you are in the Charlotte area and call 311 police non-emergency, with a specific address, the officer who patrols the area can give you a straight answer. Talking to neighbors is also a great way to learn about the neighborhood. Here is a list of all properties currently listed for sale in this zip code. http://goo.gl/oQJuC Below is a link to a blog How to Choose a Neighborhood - Signs of Good and Bad Neighborhoods, which also might help. If you appreciate an answer, please give thumbs up. For the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click.