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I would be happy to help you. As a volunteer with the National Crime Prevention Council (The "McGruff" people) I can assess the neighborhood while we search for just the right house.
You have many great options in the areas you describe. Since I am also a real estate investor, I can help you analyze any home in the area from the standpoint of rental return as well as cost of ownership.
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Dear Concerned Parent ---
Your task of finding a good neighborhood for your daughter is not an easy one. Looking at police reports is probably a waste of time, as ANY area can have crime reports, and ALL areas do. Crime statistics are only important when they happen to you! ....Someone was murdered in Colleyville; does that make it a bad place to live?? --Most of the affluent residents there would not think so.
I have been selling houses (and townhomes) in the Mid-Cities area for 33 years, and we have many lovely neighborhoods that are as "safe" as you are going to find. For the price range you are talking about, you might be better off buying a single-family home in a nice neighborhood. Then if you turn it into investment property, it will be easier to rent, and MUCH easier to sell someday.
I will be happy to consult with you about where the best neighborhoods are, as I am not a shy Realtor. The amount you are paying for a house limits your options anyway. The real question is where will your daughter be most comfortable? (And if she doesn't want to do any yard work, we can hire some nice teenage boys to mow it for her.) I've lived in Arlington, Fort Worth, and the Mid-Cites areas. When we get together, I will be happy to give you my honest opinion on the various areas. ...And there is nothing "illegal" about a Realtor giving an opinion!
ULTRA Real Estate Services
It is not legal for a Realtor to comment on how safe an area is. The realty is bad things happen in good neighborhoods and good things happen in bad ones, if you are concerned about an area the best thing to do is go on to the local police website and check the crime statistics.
If you would like help in finding a great home please give me a call. I can help you with school districts, local businesses in the area, market values and so forth,
Keller Williams Realty