Has crime become that bad in this area to live in anymore

Asked by Momdozer, Buffalo, NY Sun Aug 5, 2012

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Derrick Hough, Agent, Buffalo, NY
Thu Sep 13, 2012
Truthfully there are always inherrant risk involved. Your best weapon is to ask the neighbors in the around the area you plan on buying and selling. Some people advised keeping to yourself is the best policy, sometimes there are strength in numbers. Don't share all of your business, just basic Q&A will break the ice and you can descern for yourself if it's worth it. I used it in the past even when I bought distressed properties.
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Diana, Home Owner, 14207
Tue Sep 11, 2012
It's a touchy issue. I have a friend who lives near there who says it is decent if you mind your own business and don't hang with the wrong people. At the same time I have an acquaintance in the area who hates it and wants out. Also, there were three or four shootings in that area recently, several of which involved innocent bystanders being injured or killed. My friend with a kid near there is afraid to let her walk up the street with her friends because of the drive bys and what not that have become a more frequent occurrence. I spend a lot of time on Main not far from there and Minnesota doesn't LOOK that bad, but I definitely don't like the upward trend of gang crime in the area. There are some other streets not far north of there that are better and have less problems. I also see a lot of "racial" issues in that area - i.e. if you aren't the color of whoever you are living next to they may dislike/distrust you, solely based on that, from both ends of the color spectrum. Especially if you have kids, I would say avoid it.
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Gino and Col…, Agent, tonawanda, NY
Tue Aug 7, 2012
I'm not seeing the address that youare inquiring about. As most o thefeedback states, you best tool is the local municiple and internet to do your research. Not to sure what you concider dangerous.

Gino Albini
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Sun Aug 5, 2012
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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