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Cdl2306, Home Buyer in Vacaville, CA

Are there any "bad" areas in Vacaville that should be avoided?

Asked by Cdl2306, Vacaville, CA Sun Mar 25, 2012

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Avoid Aegean Way
Avoid Callen St./Brown Street and anything off of "Hamburger Hill"
Avoid Markham st./orchard
Depot St.
Del Rio (and any street starting with 'Del')
Alamo drive near the fire station and corner Arco/7-11 (not safe)

You DOOO want.....

Browns Valley Area
Vine Street (if you want to buy, good luck renting those gems)
and older homes on Alamo going the OPPOSITE way past Peabody
Peabody homes across from the prison aren't so bad either....and new housing just went up too...unless you have an aversion to the prison-break-possibility.
5 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 29, 2012
Callen street and Brown street and surrounding neighborhood.
3 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 25, 2012
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 26, 2012
You cannot rely on the crime logs in the Vacaville Reporter, they are literally months behind. I have been renting in the same duplex since 1997. In the Creekside area, these are 90% rentals and it's common to have a few bad apples when people are moving in and out alot. I have had the worst of the worst living next door (not the one connected to me) But, as long as you let the troublemakers know that whatever it is they are doing to disturb you or if it happens the other way around; you would appreciate a heads up before the police are called and ask them if they would be okay with that too.They are more likely to respect your space. Watch out for the busy bodies. Drama seems to thrive, the more people that give merit to rumors the worse off the area becomes.(like highschool) The area behind Raleys has been taken over by " wanna be police" which, along with VPD constantly have the area under surveillance. Not a bad thing, unless you are doing something illegal OR if you are the topic of interest with participants of the drama/rumor spreaders/believers. They thrive on the attention.Pathetic souls can't think for themselves. Also, Watch out for the properties being rented out by private parties. Some of them are watching waaaay to closely! ie: Got camera's? Aegean st.-Meadows dr. - The apts @ Alamo & Tulare and on Butcher rd. The latter 2 have a large amount of sex offenders living there.For the most part Vacaville is a caring , community oriented place to live, that's why I moved there. Good luck
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 7, 2012

We are unable to comment on the "bad" or "good" or any area as it is unethical for us to do so. You can check out this site for crime rates in any area.

Please let me know if you would like a list of available homes in areas you may be interested in. :)
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 26, 2012
Your best bet would be stopping by the Vacaville P.D. and asking if they have crime reports and statistics of areas in Vacaville, and from that information make your decision. Since I would represent any levels of Buyers or Sellers from low income to the "well off" in the purchase or sale of Property, announcing the "bad" areas would not be a good idea for Business, as different Clients will qualify for different areas. I wish you the best of luck in your search for a new Home, and if anymore assistance is needed I would be glad to aid in anyway.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 26, 2012
goto, and search Vacaville community info…
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 20, 2014
Here is an excellent website to check out crime stats, schools, etc. so you can make an educated decision on good areas and bad areas in Vacaville. Mark.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 20, 2014
As a Vacaville resident for over 43+ years and working as a full time REALOR for 10+ years I would advise you to speak with the Vacaville Police Department and/or drive through different areas of town and see where you would like to live.
Unfortunately crime happens in every community.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 5, 2014
Crime happens more frequently in some communities over others. This is not a generalization, it is a fact. We have names for those places (e.g. slums, ghettos, "bad" areas, etc.). I get sick of the sugar coating "it can happen anywhere" fallacy. "It" can happen anywhere; "it" happens more frequently in certain places. "It" also correlates largely with poverty and race. Such is life.
Flag Mon Jun 30, 2014
Always check with your local police department and with Megan's law as well. Crime happens everywhere.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 3, 2013
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