I lived in Zone 6 from 1998-2010. I now live in Decatur.
Zone 6 and Zone 5 are all distinctly segmented by retail borders, industrial, commercial, highway, river and creek and many other borders.
These unique differences don't matter, each beat in the zone are policed pretty much the same everyday, even though each has unique hyperlocal needs. I officer in a cruiser, with a sergeant nearby and sometimes "other resources."
Depends on vice...traffic...etc.
And a reactive 911 driven system with limited police manpower, is a weak resource for the best hyperlocal policing.
So, some Intown neighborhoods have private security patrols, manned in most cases by uniformed, off duty APD officers making $25-30 an hour. Some have custom cruisers. Some are in civilian vehicles.
For $900 per month, you are limited by dollar for dollar quality, size and lifestyle choice issues that will get resolved rather quickly if you are frugal.
Best and safest are best and safest by your definition alone.
What do I think is best and safest for $900?
A room mate situation on a pleasant, tree lined Intown street, maybe in a gated community...as an Intown neighbor, I think that I can give that easy answer with some level of authority.
Real Estate Agents are not allowed to comment on a variety of topics. The Fair Housing Act restricts the information that can be provided by a Real Estate Agent. Visiting the area and making your own determinations about what is best for you is the way to go.
Off Limit Topics Include:
• Crime Statistic (including questions about whether a neighborhood is good or bad or safe)
• Environmental Concerns
• Household Income
• Schools (including questions about how good or bad the school is)
Determining to the answers to questions on any of the topics listed above is something that you would need to do on your own. It is up to the individual to make their own determination about a specific area. If a Real Estate Agent were to comment on such a thing, it could be steering which is a prohibited act.
Some websites to try include:
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These links should be able to provide some of the answers you are seeking.
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