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Crime & Safety in Columbus : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Mar 1, 2016
glassfairy answered:
Each one of your sensors is a zone. Your front door is probably zone 1. So if your front door is kicked in you will have a burglary zone 1. Your zone 4 could be another contact such as a window that was opened or a motion sensor that went off. ... more
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Sun Sep 6, 2015
Shonna Gray answered:
Hi Sue George, If I am not mistaken you are asking about the crime rate in Hilliard, Ohio. You can visit the Hilliard Police Department website and you should be able to get an answer. ~Shonna Gray ... more
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Mon Jan 5, 2015
The other poster is correct. There are apartment complexes where some riffraff frequent but the neighborhood itself is ok. There are many families with elementary aged kids and many dog walkers. ... more
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Sat Jul 5, 2014
Tammy Hayes answered:
Your best resource for crime statistics is to contact the local police or sherrifs department. Some counties will have a web site where you can get the information. You can also ask a Realtor to provide you with a neighborhood report from the MLS. ... more
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Sun Jun 23, 2013
Ginson Speich answered:
You can scroll down and look at the crime report within the trulia description of the property by clicking on the crime tab.
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Thu May 9, 2013
Pb And J answered:
I am not an agent, and believe when I say you DO NOT want to live in the Hilltop area. If it's cheap rent it's usually a bad area.

Rentals near campus are always expensive. If you drive and don't mind a little drive I would go to the suburbs! ... more
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Wed Apr 24, 2013
Kathleen Wills answered:
I'm in Franklin Park. Over the last nine months, I've had three or four break-in attempts (I've lost count) in the house I rent. I don't feel safe in my own home! I have a monitored alarm system, and there are signs all around the house. That hasn't deterred these idiots.

I'm getting a frickin' gun.
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Fri Mar 15, 2013
Dottie Southern asked:
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Wed Sep 26, 2012
Pro31press answered:
You should look at Bulen-Whittier Gardens - larger lawns, strolling neighbors, one of the original in-burbs of Columbus. Crime is typical for a city neighborhood in a large metropolis. Walk to Livingston Avenue bus to get to Children's hospital. Close to Bexley shopping, almost walking distance ... more
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Mon Apr 30, 2012
Irina Karan answered:
Hello Teresa,

For any area you are considering, check out,, nieghborhoodscout,com,

As realtors, we are not supposed to comment on the safety of neighborhoods.
But, best, drive by at night in any area that you want to get idea about...

Hope this helps,

Irina Karan
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
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Mon Apr 30, 2012
Jeff Paeltz answered:
Reply to Andy Tants

Hi Andy,
I beg to differ with you on your answer that " as soon as you leave the community, you are in the badlands". I happen to live very near Minerva park, have so for about 7+ years. Your characterization that your in the " badlands" is over stated. Using that terms connotes rampant crime and concerns about ones safety of which I have never been robbed, threatened, burglarized,attacked and most of the folks I deal with in and around the area are friendly and well meaning. Has the area become more ethnic..yes, with more stores and shops and vendors catering to those of different ethnic backgrounds. I like to think of a community of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds as a good and positve thing. If they were not in the community providing goods and services it would indeed be , "the badlands" .

Jeffrey Paeltz, ABR, SFR
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Fri Mar 30, 2012
John Taylor answered:
The best place to find information about neighborhoods, schools, and other information is the website for the specific area that is of interest . Google the area of interest and go from there. ... more
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Mon Apr 13, 2009
Jim Roberts answered:
The 2 things that I think are the best to do is to call the police department and talk with neighbors. The people living in the area will share with you their thoughts about crime in the area. ... more
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Tue Feb 5, 2008
Don Bush Team answered:
If you could visit, you could decide on your own, in my opinion, best way.
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Tue Dec 4, 2007
Vito Boscaino answered:
Little public reporting on crime activities. This is one of the stereotypical, lets ignore it and then we can make believe it doesn't exist, type efforts by local and city political leaders. Make sure you do your own due diligence before buying or renting.

Vito Boscaino
Managing Partner / Realtor / MBA
Help-U-Sell North High Realty
Columbus, Ohio 43214
614.447.3050 office
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