1st I'd stop by the local police dept and ask a few questions
2nd Id do a few drive by and ask questions to the people out maybe walking kids or dogs.
I'd stop by the school to see ranking and get test results ( may be able to get good info from google)
go directly to the school & town website
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There are a couple of ways I suggest a buyer "test a neighborhood".
1. If you are worried about crime call the local police dept. in Prescott Valley that is 928- 772-9261 give them an address and ask about the call traffic for the neighborhood.
2. you should visit the neighborhood during peak traffic times (5-6pm)
3. Talk to your Buyer's agent and give them some criteria of what is important to you. There are certain things we can't tell you based on Equal Housing rules but other items can be discussed and if possible your agent might know a homeowner in the area you can speak with.
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Jay makes good points, you should also go visit the neighborhood several times throughout the day especially the evening and nights... that gives you a good idea of what goes on there. I always tell my clients to go sit in front of the house for about 15 minutes in the evening with your windows down a little so you can hear the noise level in the area. Ultimately though it comes down to what you consider important for you and your family.