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Dianalpatter…, Renter in Portland, OR

What are the safe neighborhoods in Portland, close to downtown? Looking to rent.

Asked by Dianalpatterson, Portland, OR Sat Feb 16, 2013

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You ask an interesting question. However, in deference to the residents of all the "close-in" meighborhoods, it is unethical to answer because all areas have good and bad in all cities. One may check out crime statistics on the internet and thereby choose an area where they wish to live.
While safety is a factor, finding a neighborhood that says, "you are at home" is most important.
I wish you happy hunting in your search. Perhaps I may be able to assist you.

Sandy Pember, Principal Broker
Prudential Northwest Properties
Clackamas Branch
Cell: 503-780-6162
spember@prunw.com
http://www.pemberteam.com
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All the neighborhoods have local papers and they give stats for the year. our SW paper The Connection came out for Feb 2013 it compares last year to this year. Go to http://www.portlandmaps.com and look up stats for crime and they also have numbers for you. As you get closer to town the rates go up from $1 to $2 per foot. If you have pets or are a smoker expect to pay more. Good luck to you. Tom Inglesy, Broker, RE/MAX Equity group
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One persons 'safe' is anothers 'unsafe'. We are not allowed to try and label areas though I appreciate your concerns. Eric gave good advice below, and you can call police stations,etc.
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you can research neighborhood crime stats on Portlandmaps.com. Just type in and address and it will give crime stats per the neighborhood.
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