Instead of Monterey Hills, and if safety is a concern, you might want to think about purchasing a condo in the Pasadena area, as there are some nice places & great values. Also, there is a large police presence in Pasadena and is a much safer area then Highland Park - I walk around there all the time at night & feel very safe. Plus you have the convenience of having many shops, restaurants & stores within in walking distance living near Old Town Pasadena. If you need any help scoping out a place, I'm an agent with Coldwell Banker & live in Eagle Rock - I'd be happy to help you out & answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to give me a call at 323-810-7976 or send me an email at email@example.com
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