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Thary Sieli, Home Buyer in Stockbridge, GA

My husband and I will be relocating from Atlanta, GA to North Carolina soon. Can somebody tell us if the "umstead" area a safe place to live?

Asked by Thary Sieli, Stockbridge, GA Thu Feb 7, 2013

is it a family friendly place?

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This is a big area and a very nice central location for Raleigh, Durham and Cary.
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The best way to find out if an area is safe is using the crime search on the tax maps. This is not based on opinion but actual call. The website for the crime search is There is a tab that says “I want to…” and on the right hand side of the drop down you’ll see “search real estate records.” From there you can type in the address and it will pull up the account. When you open the account there are tabs in blue across the top. Select “map.” It pulls up the property on a separate page. On the bottom right hand of the that is a link in the green bars that says ‘’Raleigh Crime Search.” From there you can open up a diameter around the property as well as go back in time to see the types/instances of crime around a particular address.

John Hartofelis
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thank you John.
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Very nice area!

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Great area.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 18, 2014
I live in the Umstead area and love it. I moved from Atlanta 8 years ago and love the Triangle area. Umstead offers a number of housing options, exculsive neighborhoods which back up to Umstead park or are located just minutes from the park. Townhomes and large, multi-acre lots are also available. The Umstead area is located in close proximity to many conveniences such as RDU Airport, RTP, Crabtree Mall, I40 and I540.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 17, 2013
You can try the following link:

However, most neighborhoods have their share of crime and no one can guarantee that ANY neighborhood is SAFE. You should compare data for other neighborhoods as well. I find that these crime statistics serve more to panic people than to help them make an informed decision.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 8, 2013
You've already received a number of responses on where to find statistics, etc. so I'll just add that the neighborhood you're referring to is in a rapidly growing area just north of Umstead State Park, RDU Airport and Brier Creek Shopping Center. It's centrally located and close to major thoroughfares so access to Raleigh or Durham will be easy and you'll have plenty of shopping/dining options just outside your door.

Margaret Moore
Triangle & Coast Realty
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Hi Thary.

Wow! You've had a lot of answers to your question already and it's all good advice. I lived near Umstead Park a few years ago and found it not only safe but also a great place to live. Very convenient to the airport, major highways, and great shopping. The homes in that area, for the most part, are newer. Many of the neighborhoods have been built since 2000. Family friendly? Yes. it's also popular with young professionals because there are plenty of neighborhoods with town homes and the location is so convenient for business travel. If you're looking for a more established family neighborhood, you may also want to consider other neighborhoods further east, like Stonehenge. I would be happy to introduce you to other possibilities. Call or email. I look forward to hearing from you.

Karen Johnson, GRI, CRS, SRES, CDPE, SFR
RE/MAX United
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 7, 2013
My husband and I live near Umstead Park and walk our dog there. It is a great place to live! Convenient to Brier Creek Shopping Center and Crabtree Valley Mall. The Leesville Schools are some of the best in Wake County. We would be glad to show you around! Give us a call or email us.

Darlene & Gerald Lee
Joe Loeffler Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 7, 2013
Umstead Park area is GREAT family friendly area of North Raleigh. It would be my pleasure to assist you with all of your real estate needs. Please call me at 919-876-2372 or email at I have been in real estate in this areas for over 42 plus years and have listed and sold many homes in all areas of the city and surrounding Triangle area.
Have a great day.
Phyllis wolborsky, Broker, CRs, SFR
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FYI. Phyllis Wolborsky is from Atlanta, GA.
Have a great day.
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Hello... The Umstead area could technically be 2 different locations. There is the Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary and Umstead Park off Glenwood Ave in Raleigh. WRAL (a local new station) has an excellect link to check crime statistics. There are many different neighborhood options in both areas. Hope the link helps...Good Luck with your move!

The Bliss Real Estate Group
at Keller Williams Realty-Cary
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 7, 2013
Thank you Keith. The attached link was very helpful. The property we have in mind is off of Glenwood Ave.
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Umstead State Park and the surrounding areas is in a great part of N. Raleigh. Great schools and well established neighborhoods. And, a growing area with lots of new shopping centers and conveniently located near 440, 540 and the airport!
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Thank you Susan for replying back.
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