The Nichols Way neighborhood does not have a historical high crime rate (as least over the past few years). You can check the Irving PD website for more detailed information. The bars were more than likely installed in the 80's or 90's when crime was a bigger problem in Irving.
As for your concern about safety, the best source is talking to some of the neighbors are how quiet the neighborhood is. I live very close to this neighborhood and can tell you that it is very safe and the neighbors take pride in home ownership.. Good Luck!... more