I have done this, albeit a few years ago. I felt it was safe and the best way to look up vacancies is to use the website http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=468 and follow th ... more
The best way to find out about local crime and crime statistics is to contact the local precinct. For the fastest information you can use Trulia's crime section: http://ww ... more
Safety can be relative so the best thing to do is to drive through the area to get a feel for it. You could also check out the crime map on the SF Police Depts website.