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Safety is a tough one for us to pinpoint, you really have to check with friends, family, co-workers or the police department. What is safe for one, may not be for another.
Plano was #1 on Forbes list of safest cities in America! Type in the city name at the top left of this page. Then click the link at the top of this page "Local Info" then click on "community info" then on the "crime" link. You will see a heat map & police reports. You can zoom in on neighborhoods & streets. I would be happy to help you find a home to lease in a neighborhood that you are comfortable in. Send me the rest of your your criteria including budget & I will send you a list of available properties. It would be my pleasure to assist you with finding a home. You are going to love living in the Dallas-Fort Worth area! I would love to show you around some neighborhoods.