Good luck and give a call if you'd like help finding an apartment.
As a parent I understand your concern about the safety of your child. My best advice for you would be to call the local police department for each potential location you're interested in, and find out about the crime rates for that specific area. It may be a bit tedious, but I know you definitely want to know as much as you can before finding the perfect home for yourself! Let me know if I can help you out in any other way.
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As Licensed professionals, we are not allowed to comment on an area as good, better, best or how safe. That is discrimination and it is illegal. Anna does give great inforation in that you could always check crime stats. You could also go into neighborhoods at various times of the day and night to get a "feel" for them and your perceived level of safety. Good luck.