Billvojtech, Home Buyer in Brooklyn, NY

How safe is it around Lincoln Park? Liberty State Park? Journal Square?

Asked by Billvojtech, Brooklyn, NY Sun Apr 7, 2013

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Oh, brother, if 281 Forrest is the area that are looking for, all I gotta say is either you really are someone who feels comfortable in the hood, or you are the next guru who knows how to pick under-developed areas that are going to blossom.

Safety is a personal thing. I feel safe in most neighborhoods in the US, but a lot of people I know would not feel safe in some of the neighborhoods that I find safe.

Safety is often confused with the feeling of being comfortable. E.g., Ocean Avenue at Danforth, Jersey City, about 1 mile South from your pin-pointed location. I feel completely safe. 97% person of the middle-upper class folks would have no desire to go into. That is what I would call a hood, with a lot of "projects". As a matter of fact, entire Ocean avenue is a hood. Heck, that description could apply to all of Greenville.

John F. Kennedy Blvd, Martin Luther King Blvd. These are typically street names that you want to avoid. Whether these are located in Jersey City or Indianapolis or Alabama, these are probably NOT streets you want to live near.

Now, like I said, safety is a personal choice. Will you be shot? Probably not. In fact, chances are very very low that you might get shot. But certainly, you might be subject of a few uncomfortable situations, ranging anywhere from people on the street soliciting you for ANYTHING, and I mean anything, to maybe finding your car window shattered.

FYI: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenville,_Jersey_City#Crime_a…
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Real estate agents are not allowed to answer those questions, however a good resource to find out about neighborhoods is http://www.crimereports.com.
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