You've gotten some good input from the others below. However, there are a lot of great neighborhoods in the city and you may want to look at some others depending upon your lifestyle and work requirements. If you don't know the city well and are thinking about buying, I think it's a good idea to rent first to make sure this is the area you really want to live, then explore while renting to see if any other area(s) fits your life better.
We work with out of area clients all the time - it's a different process - so if you'd like some help getting up to speed on the market contact info is below.
Lance King/Owner-Managing Broker
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