When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors.
Alta Vista Drive is off Dauphin Island Pkwy, but it is not on Dauphin Island. The City of Mobile has a great website. You could probably get crime statistics or access to police department information on it. The web address is cityofmobile.org.... more
Stay away from Pritchard. Most of the apartment complexes will be in West Mobile (west of I-65). There are older smaller ones in the Midtown, downtown area. You need someone who knows the midtown/downtown area real well to consider buying in that area.
We own a number of investment properties in the area. Feel free to contact me with questions. Thanks.... more
We own a number of homes in the Historic Districts of Mobile. In my opinion the HD's are worth the investment.
Oakleigh is a great area. It is a street by street revitalization. Once you get south of Texas Avenue, it does become dicey. It will take time so buy with the future in mind but pay a realistic price based on today.... more