Oh boy people with rose colored glasses. I grew up and lived in Lemon Grove for 40 years. There are no violent crime reports because if someone gets shot the cops try real hard not to show up. We had someone get shot in front of our home and 30 people had to flood the sheriff with calls before they would show up. There is a HUGE drug problem, I'd watch the house you live in or buy because there are tons of "cook houses" all over.
Watch out for the homeless that sleep inside the doorways up and down broadway they will attack you. Lemon Grove is little TJ. There is a lot of stuff that goes on that NEVER gets on tv or that you hear about. I suggest plenty of trips to the neighborhood you want to buy in at all different times of day and on weekends. Just drive around, park and walk the area when you are looking at a home and above all LISTEN to what's going on because it can be quiet on a Tuesday night but Friday/Saturday you could be faced with all night ragers or neighbors who throw fireworks over your fence trying to set you on fire.... more