But if and when you start working with an area Realtor, that Realtor would be able to guide you to the various websites that will answer all your questions and concerns.
Good luck to you!
Edith YourRealtor4Life and Your Chicago Connection
Working always in the very BEST interest of her clients
1 â€“ Ask the local police/sheriffs department
Gather the street names closest to the home you and considering and ask them to check on the streets. They will in most cases tell you if many calls are made to the area.
2 - Megan's Law Database
This site offers a search feature and will show the current location of known sex offenders.
3 â€“ Online data
http://www.city-data.com is full of statistics and information.
http://www.propertymaps.com is another good site, which has crime statistics.
4 - Talk to neighbors
Talk to several people. Most people are friendly and will share everything they know. Nothing beats the insight of someone that has lived in the area for years.
5 â€“ Visit the neighborhood at various times of the day and night.
What is the condition of the surrounding block or two? What condition are the houses? Are the front yards manicured and well cared for? Broken down cars, chain link fences, and pit bulls are not a good sign.
We as realtors cannot steer anyone to a certain neighborhood, but here is the crime statistics website.
Feel free to look up the neighborhood.
Call me if you need any help.
The Van Group @ Realty Executives