"Needing TLC" can be a little misleading. What that may actually mean is, "Please come look at this property and ignore a few major defects." I used to scout houses for investors and I would see that phrase often. None of which ever only needed a little TLC.
The best way to see if a neighborhood is family friendly is to drive by it in during the evenings and on the weekends when families are likelier to be interacting. Once you are there, stop and talk to people in the area. They can give you an honest impression, since they live there.
F.C. Tucker Co.
Click the link below, and you will be able to see about the area.
The Vearus Group
I recommend you go see the place and determine that yourself. Those are very subjective questions and only you can answered them. If you need someone to help you, please let me know. My name is Juan Carlos Carrasquel and my email is Juan@JuanSells.com