Trying to do this on your own and just using the Internet is very difficult. And - you will miss the good properties.
Maiden is a diverse community and each section offers something different. If possible, drive or walk through areas you are interested in at differentt times of the day. See if you feel comfortable and like what you see going on in the area. If you are concerned about crime call or stop by the police station.
With great schools, transportation, convenient location, and more Maiden is a diverse great place to live. Give me call or send me an email and we can go into everything in more detail.
I recently sold 2 properties and now have one property on the market right around the corner from the Malden T station. Many neighborhoods surround the station, some are more congested than others and have many rental properties while, others, feel like you are a million miles away from a downtown area and have beautifully restored homes for a great value.
Please feel free to give me a call at 781-710-6825 and I would be happy to speak with you further regarding your future purchase.