You have an interesting name...my son-in-law is "Andreas" - different spelling.
Anyway, I typically suggest that buyers visit a neighborhood on a weekend so that they can talk with neighbors, etc. It never hurts to ask questions,right? You can get lots of good neighborhood infomation at http://www.carolworks4you.com. You can have a free Market Snapshot sent to your email address which will give you a good picture of the neighborhood.
ReMax Action Realty
I like Elkins Park, it is a very nice area, as far being safe i can not comment on that, no realtor can. We are prohibited by law to comment on the safety of the neighborhood. You can take a look at the neighborhood report on my site: http://www.erealtyfind.com/community_reports.shtml
If you are not yet working with a real estate professional it would be my pleasure to assist you with your home purchase. I actualy thought of buying a home there myself.
My contact Info is below:
Advance Realty One
(267) 738 0886