You can visit www.HomeFair.com and click on the city reports section for in-depth crime stats and area demographics. They also have a side by side zip code comparison feature as well. Other options would be www.SpotCrime.com and www.CrimeReports.com. For school reports you can try www.GreatSchools.org, www.SchoolDigger.com, and www.SchoolMatters.com.
Castro Valley is a quiet bedroom community with great schools, nestled in the hills and riddle with lots of parks and recreation areas and a very nice lake with many hiking trails. I have lived there for 25 years and really loved it. Here is a link that may help you and if you would like more relocation information please let me know. http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=9974... more
I am not a rocket scientist...but I play one on TV!
Look, I don't know. Of course, I live and work in Glendale, right smack between Pasadena and the Valley. All I can say is, even being "above" the masses, in Glendale we call it "the Glendale grime"
the AQMD recently reported that all of the basin is "unhealthful".
Sometimes it is a matter of terms.
I'd like to share more but the Tulia mavens won't let me.... more
Hi there deebrand,
While I can't answer this question directly, this post on a similar topic in Albany, GA might be helpful to you: http://www.trulia.com/voices/Quality_of_Life/Will_my_mixed_family_encounter_racism_both_ways_-489825
Raleigh and each of the surrounding cities in the Triangle All have something special to offer. Many parents moving to the area begin by selecting several different schools they're interested in for their child. You can view Wake County schools at www.wcpss.net and http://www.ncreportcards.org/src/. If you're interested in private schools, I can also email you a list of private schools for the area.
You'll find we have traditional schedule schools as well as year round schools. There are also charter and magnet schools. Some have special services or programs. For example, Middle Creek HS has Digital Media. Apex High School is the only school with the Academy of Information Techology progam. There really is a lot to choose from.
You'll also want to consider how much you wish to spend on a home and what you want to get for that price. Some areas such as Cary and Chapel Hill have the highest average house price in the Triangle. If you want a lot of land, you may need to consider areas a little further out.
Are you interested in being closer to parks and walking trails? Will your chilc/children be involved in particular sports or youth programs that need to be convenient.
There is so much to consider. A good Realtor will ask a lot of questions to help you find a home in an area that best suits your area. It isn't going to be the same for everyone.
If you're not already working with a Realtor, please feel free to email or call me for additional information and resources. You're invited to set up a Free Home Search at www.FindNCStyleHomes.com or contact me at www.NCStyleHomes.com.
Best of Luck!... more
File a noise complaint with the township. The landlord may still be legally responsible depending on the landlord tenant laws of your area. However, you will still need to document the problem.
Additionally, the noise complaints will give the landlord more authority to handle it with that tenant.
If you have neighbors that are also disturbed by this behavior, then make sure they file a complaint as well.
You want as many things on the record as possible. In the lease it may even allow the landlord to evict that tenant if that tenant is not following the rules of the lease. Many leases have specific language about noise or nuisance behavior.
Hope this helps.... more
Jupiter is a great place to raise children. The schools are excellent. There are several private schools as well. There is a great new Community Center and Jupiter Community Park with a variety of activities for all ages. There are several parks and receation facilities around the town. Of course, I would remiss not to mention the gorgeous beaches in Jupiter. There is more than sufficient public parking with restrooms and showers to service the beaches, playgrounds and parks.... more
Crime you can visit police website.
When we have had clients confused between two communities we recommended for family go hang out in that local area, parks, pretend they live there over weekend, shop in stores, dine, speak with residence of city, tour schools, WOW sometimes city thought they loved decided was not match for their personal or professional lifestyle.
Compare the schools ratings by contacing ISD.
Place all on excel spread sheet pros and cons look at global picture.
Map out your short and long term goals for living in that community. What is growth of community.... more
Hello! Our website is set up especially for people like you! We have pages for about 250 neighborhoods in Wilmington. You can search by the usual parameters - number of rooms, bathrooms, price and you can also search by what the community offers. Take a look and let me know how I can help!... more
The Strawberry neighborhood of Mill Valley is primarily appreciated for its convenience in terms of transportation as well as its proximity to the Strawberry Shopping center. While that neighborhood is a bit further away from the quaint "downtown" Mill Valley, many residents like the fact that they don't have to fight the traffic or drive way up into the hills to get home. The Strawberry shopping center includes several restaurants, a large grocery store, as well as other retail shops (www.strawberryvillage.com) The area offers miles of wonderful walking/biking paths along with several parks. Finally, the weather in this neighborhood is somewhat milder than other areas of Mill Valley; although this year it seems cooler just about everywhere around here.
If you'd like to find out what homes are available in the Strawberry neighborhood, please don't hesitate to contact me.... more
Yes, the neighborhood is next to the airport but the landing patterns go perpendicular to the neighborhood. Officially it is in our lowest classification of jet noise zone, less than 65, but in reality you will probably hear some noise there. But according to the map I check the planes don't fly directly OVER the neighborhood.
Feel free to contact me about any other questions about our area if you are relocating and need help.
Wainwright Real Estate
Well, that's a question that requires a lengthy response. The nearest island to Seattle is Mercer Island. It's populated with 22,000 upper-middle-class humans who enjoy comfortable dwellings on large lots, and a reputation for high taxes and good schools. (Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen calls Mercer Island home.) The next nearest island is Vashon Island, with a population of just under 11,000, known to be inhabited by Seattle's few remaining aging hippies, a number of retirees, and many small organic farms. Then, there is Bainbridge Island, population of 23,000, a short-ferry ride from Seattle, with a relaxed attitude and a couple of good restaurants. Oops, I almost forgot Blake Island. It's located between Bainbridge and Vashon, and it's populated by deer. That's because it's a state park. Then, there are 170 other islands in the San Juans...... I can sum-up the other 170 islands this way: breathtaking scenery, great sailing, and too many transplanted Californians.... more
Buried lines do not stop power outages. We had a huge storm about 7 years ago, or so. I lived in Seattle proper and our power was out a couple of hours, and then a couple of hours more after a fire started in a power pole. Maybe six hours total with power pole delivery of electricity.
The neighborhood I live now has buried lines serving over 1,000 houses, and it had power out for days during the same storm, and it's been out several times since we moved. I even bought a generator.
The biggest factor is your power company. Puget Sound Energy has such a large service area that when a storm hits they have a lot of area to cover, so even close in locations may take a while to restore service. Seattle City Light does a lot of tree clearance maintenance, and a relatively small service area, so they have fewer outages get things back up more quickly. (Note about 7-10 years ago they cut back on the tree maintenance and had more outages, but I think they learned their lesson.)... more