Everyone worries about crime, particularly when they will be investing their life savings in a property. I love Lakewood and its interesting and diverse community. Lots to be involved with if you choose that community. Here is a link to Lakewood's police department. The rumors will always be present in any community. Best to ask the people who really know the answers, and follow your instincts. Good people make good communities. Residents who are aware, and involved make a difference. http://www.lakewoodalive.com/directory.html
Best of luck in your search, and call if you need anything!
Doris & Michael Wright
Century 21 HomeStar 440-231-0977
I totally agree with Jim, I actually work the Lakewood Real Estate Market and have lived here in Lakewood for 15 years...and I will say that this market is one of the best markets for Real Estate in the area. Homes are in demand here so when they go up for sale the traffic is phenominal.
There are professionals here in the city as well as young families just starting out. The community offers so many activities for families.
Crime is everywhere and I am sure there are folks who will tell you of their experiences but as far as my own experiences; I haven't had any bad experiences to speak of. My neighbors are great people and have been longtime residents themselves who take pride in their community. The schools are very nice and the teachers care about the kids. (We have 3 children in the Lakewood School System ranging from Elementary to High School.)
I would suggest you visit the area at different times in the day to see if it suits your needs. The Lakewood Police Department can give you crime data and statistics.
You can always contact me with any other questions at my contact information below.
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I will say that I've been hearing the "Lakewood's going to the dogs" thing since I was in high school (30 years ago) and the dogs haven't taken over yet!! In fact, Lakewood has one of the healthiest, most vibrant real estate markets in the region. Thanks-