Many people are moving back into this area and trying to reclaim it's former glory of being a wonderful area to live. I would consider this a personal call for you. Visit the area during different times of the day and see how you feel when you are in the neigborhood. Everyone has a different sense of self security see if it meets your comfort zone and then make your decision.
For stats. you can check the criminal reports for the area and even visit the family watchdog site to check for sexual predators. These websites are very helpful, but are what they are... cold hard stats. You would be surprised at what results you find in even some of the best neigborhoods.
I hope this was helpful and if you need anything else feel free to contact me.
Are you currently working with an agent? I would be happy to refer a great agent for that area.
I moved to Inman Park in 1998 and served as a volunteer in various roles with Public Safety in the area since then. I've grown to know the neighborhoods, our APD Zone 6 officers, and many of the challenges that Atlanta's law enforcement professionals face.
Right when I moved to Atlanta's suburbs in the late '80's, news came out about a young girl walking home from Little Five Points who was raped and killed in Candler Park. She was walking by herself across the golf course - a short cut home. After Midnight. She was in the US Army Reserve - early 20's. Prime of life. That was my first impression of Intown Atlanta crime as a Georgia resident, and you know what - that same crime can occur tonight if a young girl wants to go walking be herself late at night. Security starts with you and your confidence.
Am I confident that Candler Park is one of the safest neighborhoods in Intown Atlanta? Yes. 100% confident.
Plenty of other single women in single family homes all over the area. A really nice girl with a McLendon listing has been there 12 years and she will be glad to give you her impressions if you ask. You just need to get in the neighborhood and start talking to neighbors.
Our city is rife with lots of non-violent crime. Violent crime is up. Police headcount is not where it needs to be. We are losing good officers to other cities, and yet I still live in the absolute safest part of Atlanta - Zone 6.
On good streets, crime doesn't happen as much as it does on bad streets - with good neighbors looking out for each other, and private security patrols, and perimeter lighting, and a dog, and an imposing don't mess with my stuff curb appeal, not much crime is going on. On good streets. Sometimes never at all, on good streets. Candler Park is loaded with good streets, good neighbors and good police officers doing the best that they can with a 911 driven, reactive system.
Go to some Candler Park neighborhood asociation meetings. I can connect you with long term neighbors who will tell you the good, the bad and the only sometimes ugly. Let me know if you have more questions.