As far as commenting on â€œsafe areasâ€ the Federal Housing Act prevents Real Estate firms/agents from commenting on "crime & safety" since this can be construed as "Steering"; however, we can provide informational sources.
http://www.crimereports.com is a popular site for checking for incidents (once you enter an address go to the "Incident Layers" tab to select what type of information is important to you). I believe you will find this quite useful in your decision making process.
Even if an Agent knows an area their opinion of an area may have a higher, or lower, â€œcrime thresholdâ€ when compared to a home buyer. Therefore, itâ€™s not necessarily a good idea to rely on anotherâ€™s personal opinion when it comes to such an important topic.
Burlingame is very safe. Kids walk to school. All parents look out for other kids. It is a wonderful place to live. Very family oriented. A true sense of community. And we are only 17 miles to San Francisco. We have the best of both worlds. If you are looking to move to the Bay Area, I would be happy to speak with you by phone or email so i can share more details.
650 867 8951
Safety is somewhat relative. As an 8 year Burlingame resident having relocated from San Francisco I consider Burlingame to be a very safe community when compared to SF & other large cities. That being said crime can & does happen everywhere.
To look up crime data, this is a good site: https://www.crimereports.com/
You can also look up the Police Dept/City websites for communities of interest, frequently they have crime data/reports as well.