I can tell you its a popular area with a wide array of home price points including some very expensive ones. It is Southern California and that pretty much means no area is immune to gangs. Best to check the local PD or the online crime maps. Overall, I'd consider most of it a safe area but that's a very subjective term. Best of luck!... more
Your best bet is to contact HUD or a HUD Approved Housing Agency. Here's a link for the latter: http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/hcs_print.cfm?&webListAction=search&searchstate=CA.
Also, here is a link to HUD's website about CA Tenant Rights: http://www.hud.gov/local/ca/renting/tenantrights.cfm.
Let me know should you have any questions.... more