Sheron Clady, Renter in Woodlawn, Chicago, IL

I would like to know if it is a safe place to raise children 14 and up

Asked by Sheron Clady, Woodlawn, Chicago, IL Mon Aug 9, 2010

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Hi Sheron,

All the responses here are correct in avoiding to reply to this type of question. To answer your question directly can be a violation of the Fair Housing Act. Additionally, as previously mentioned, since safety is a subjective term, the best way for you to determine if this neighborhood fits your needs you should invest some time & drive through/by at different times of the day and week. Check it out for yourself.

You can get some more information by visiting:

Good luck!
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Hi Sheron Clady,
You know from the other Realtors answers that we really cannot answer it the way you would like the answer to be. You really need to make use of websites but most importantly, if you do not know an area or neighborhood well and you intend to live there, take a drive through at different times of the week and get a good feeling for the neighborhood and the website is a good one to get more detailed information...
I recommend all my clients whether buyers or renters to do so, before they commit to an area they are
not familiar with...
Good Luck to you.
Edith YourRealtor4Life
YourChicago and Northern Illinois expert.
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Your best way to figure it out, is see for yourself. Go to the neighborhood at all times of the day and night. Go to the places you would frequent. See if you feel comfortable. We as agents cant answer questions like these because it is against our laws. Best of luck!

Matt Laricy
Americorp Real Estate
Broekrs Associate, e-PRO
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Check for yourself, you can get all crime stats at
Just type in an address, you will get a feel for how safe the area is.
Web Reference:
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Since opinions are often subjective, consider doing some homework of your own; visit a neighborhood(s) several times and at different times of day to get a sense of belonging--look at everything that important to you, possibly chat with locals, etc. Check out area statistics; real estate professionals are prohibited from “steering”—enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods; so, you should check out demographics on your own to assure your comfort level can be reached.
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In addition to checking the police department and village web sites, you can also speak with neighbors who live in areas you are searching.

Bonnie Cozzens, Century 21 Hometown, 847-972-1271,,
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Issues of neighborhood crime and safety are often best referred to the local police department or county sheriff's department. They have access to the most current and accurate information and are generally very willing to be helpful.
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R E agents are not allowed to answer that question because it could violate Fed anti discrimination laws. One of our 'standard' answers is to have you check with police crime statistics, friends family and co workers.

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