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Moorea, Home Buyer in 02482

West Newton, MA around River street , is this a nice neighbourhood. It seems mixed and I want a nice and safe neighbourhood to live in with my family?

Asked by Moorea, 02482 Wed Jun 2, 2010

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The Newton Police Department can be reached at

The suggestion to walk the neighborhood and visit nearby shops and businesses is a good one, there are several wonderful coffeeshops nearby, the Country Desserts Bake Shop is right at the corner of River and Lexington St ... Auburndale Center and West Newton Center have a whole host of little shops and businesses that would really give you a good feel for the neighborhood.

Tough it is summer, you may wish to check out the two Elementary Schools which serve that neighborhood ... The Burr Elementary School and Franklin Elementary School. Whether you check the Newton Public Schools website or perhaps check the Massachusetts DOE website of School profiles…

If I can be of any service, don't hesitate to contact me at or call (781) 304-1048
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 30, 2010
Moorea, Real estate agents are legally and ethically not to have this type of discussion. You can call a local police department to determine a neighborhoods activity.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 4, 2010
Hi Moorea, The prior responses are correct, the NPD will be able to give you statistics about the crime (or lack there of in the neighborhood. The area you describe is near the Burr Elementary school, and several parks. Asking neighbors who are out and about in that area will yield you lots of information too.

I happen to live in that neighborhood and would be happy to help you find a property in the area if you are interested. My email is
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 2, 2010
It is just an opinion not the fact. If you want facts, you should call Newton Police and find out the real fact. Also, I alway told my buyer to walk around in the area, stop by at local supermarket, coffee shop, etc. You can get a better sense of what kind of community you are buying into. Sunday open house is a good day to do that, plan your open house tour that will allow you 15 to 20 mins between houses so you can stop by at local store.

If you need help, you always can call up a local real estate agent.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 2, 2010
If you are concerned about safety, as already stated, your best source of information is the local police department, why not visit/call ask all your questions. they'll gladly help. See link for additional information.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 2, 2010
Your best answer will be from the Newton them. Real Estate agents cannot comment on safe or unsafe areas.

Best of luck,

Jessica Harvey
Keller Williams Realty, Newton
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