If you ever has questions about crime stats in particular you can always call the local police department and request crime stats.
It's a big decision to choose any neighborhood when you live in another state. But, it's done all the time. If you find the homes to "look amazing", then apparently there is something about the Wythe area that particularly appeals to you. I am working with a family now who currently reside in Florida who found an amazing house in Wythe that they have contracted to purchase. They had the same concerns as you mostly about potential crime. They did their due diligence on the area, neighborhood, schools, and decided it is the place for them. They are buying a gorgeous restored Victorian home on 3/4 acre lot a couple blocks from Chesapeake Bay. They are as EXCITED as they can be.
If you woul like my help on this, call me at 757-871-1749 or email WandaStevens@REMAX.net.
Look under News/PIO and it will give you crime statistics, etc. While an agent cannot say whether a neighborhood is good or bad; the good thing is that you can look this information up and determine for yourself if you would feel comfortable in a neighborhood you are looking to purchase a home.
Anthony Alleva, CSSA
Certified Short Sale Agent
Allison James Estates & Homes
VA Real Estate License #0225-205922
Toll Free (800) 215-0211
Over the last few years I have sold several homes in Wythe and all of my clients express their joy of living there and have thanked me for helping them find the community.
If you would like to take a look at this home please contact me to set up a meeting day and time.