I lived on that corner about 5 years ago and felt safe, though I was a little sketched out by the park on Columbia closer to Mass Ave (minor drug dealings, mostly at night). You can get crime stats on the city of cambridge's website.... more
As Tom stated below it is illegal for agents to "steer" clients to one neighborhood over another. If you are looking for crime rates for certain towns or neighbohoods, your best bet is to contact the local Police and ask them. The do not have the same legal restrictions agents have so they can answer your questions much more acurrately. If you need an agent to show you the various areas so you can get afeel for what is available and what areas you will prefer, I would be happy to assist you. If you would like me to send you properties that are available and match your search criteria please send me what type of home you are looking for here: http://www.marealestatehelp.com/buying-real-estate.html I look forward to hearing from you.
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