Paul, Renter in 32208

why is there so many violent crimes,is this a safe place for a family?

Asked by Paul, 32208 Tue Nov 19, 2013

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Hi Paul-
I grew up in West Palm Beach (Lake Worth, FL) and went to school in Gainesville before moving to Jacksonville 9 years ago. I have lived in gated communities, older neighborhoods and the historic districts and realize crime happens everywhere.

It is a matter of being aware of your surroundings and not putting yourself at the wrong place at the wrong time. I look at these news stories and pay attention to not only the area of town, but time of day these things happen too. Are there "safer" areas of Jacksonville? Yes. Accidents and crimes happen in Clay County and St Johns too. Look at the recent hit and run bicycle accidents in St Johns County.

I love the city, love the beaches, and the rest of what Jax has to offer. Drive neighborhoods, stop and ask neighbors, Realtors, friends and even businesses what they think about where they live. Let me know if you need help with your research. The transition to a new town isn't always easy ;)
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2 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 20, 2013
Thank you very much,i am looking for a rental place around Jacksonville,i am willing to pay $500 to 800 a month for a two or three bedroom house or cell numbers are 904 405 3588.

Flag Wed Nov 20, 2013
You can visit and click on the city reports section for in-depth crime stats and area demographics. They even have a great side by side zip code comparison feature as well. Other options would be and

1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 21, 2013

As licensed real estate agents, we are not allowed to talk about neighborhoods. You are very prudent though to check any neighborhood out through prior to any purchase or rental.

Wayne Jones
Watson Property Management
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 21, 2013
I give this information to everyone who asks about crime and their safety....
Go right to the people who deal with it day in and day out.
No one knows an area any better than local law enforcement...
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 19, 2013
If you contact the Jacksonville Police Department they can pull a crime report for you
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 19, 2013
Hover over the property values in this zip code. You will soon notice that in the neighbor hood north of Atlantic Blvd that is surrounded on two sides by Miller Creek and the St. John's River that the values triple and sometimes quadruple the homes only 2-10 blocks away. Crime stays out of our neighborhood. I've lived here since 2010, and have heard of nothing except when someone did not lock their car door and had a CD and some loose change stolen at night (likely some random kids). That happens in the suburbs all of the time. This little neighborhood nestled between Bishop Kenny High School to the west, Atlantic Blvd to the south, several blocks past Miller Creek to the east and the St. John's River to the north is the definition of a diamond in the rough. Try getting an appraiser to give you an appraisal. The comments you get are, "Almost impossible to find a comparison because these homes normally are passed down within families and don't sell." Waterfront property in Jacksonville is mighty hard to come by these days. Especially this close to downtown Jacksonville, historic San Marco and Everbank Field. St. John's county public schools will be as bad as the rest once the new neighborhoods get watered down with time. Give it 10 years. Terry Parker and Englewood were great schools 20-30 years ago. It's all cyclic.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 12, 2014
We have lived in St. Johns County (St. Augustine, Julington Creek Plantation, etc) for almost 10 years and it is a nicer area of the suburbs of Jacksonville. In my opinion, St. Johns County is just nicer than Duval, and they have the top-ranked public schools in the state. Just trying to give you some info and we feel safe where we live (St. Augustine now, but Julington Creek Plantation prior to this).
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 21, 2014
These are helpful websites if you're reaching the crime rates in different areas of Jacksonville…

Thank you for your question,
Brenda Waters, Realtor
Sam Folds, Inc.
(904) 707-7077
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 19, 2013
nice resources!
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Why crime?????? Wish I knew the answer/
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