the queston about safety is something that realtors cannot answer. What you may view as safe soemoen else may view as unsafe. And vice versa. To find out whether a neighborhood is safe by your atandards I recommend you visit the charlotte police dpeartment website for crime statistics. The website is http://www.cmpd.org and go to the tab for safety and check out the statitscs there.
Another option is to knock on the neighbors doors and ask them what they think about the safety in the neighborhood.
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