Hi , I am looking for houses at San Leandro and Castro Valley, do anyone know which districts are good in respect of crime and safety. Norman POON

Asked by Nympoon, San Leandro, CA Mon Jun 25, 2012

Hi , I am looking for houses at San Leandro and Castro Valley, do anyone know which districts are good in respect of crime and safety.

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Pacita Dimac…, Agent, Oakland, CA
Mon Jun 25, 2012
When people ask me this question, I generally refer them to various sites.

CrimeReports.com - This is probably my favorite. Enter the city to find the type of crime activity I wanted to see (for example, homicide, robbery, assault) and “layered” them.

Also see Neighborhood Scout at

Trulia also provides crime reports like this one in Castro Valley http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Castro_Valley-California/crime/

Hope this helps
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The Debbie R…, Agent, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Fri Mar 8, 2013
Nympoon, The best way to check the crime rate in a given neighborhood is to check the stats on the state police website.
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Joseph M Helo, Agent, El Dorado Hills, CA
Fri Feb 22, 2013

I have a house in San Leandro for sale, it is 1,600+ sqft, 3/2 with master suite.
call me if you're interested
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John Juarez, Agent, Fremont, CA
Thu Jan 24, 2013
For information on crime in any given city, along with a great deal of additional community information, put you curser on the search bar at the top of the Trulia page (next to where it says trulia). Type the city and two letter state code in the box. Put your curser on the arrow in the box and select Local Info from the drop down menu.
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Miekeba Jones, Agent, Silver Spring, MD
Thu Jan 17, 2013
Hi Nympoon, Call the police in those areas and ask questions.
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acapilla, Other Pro, Castro Valley, CA
Thu Jan 17, 2013
stay away from San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Hayward, Fremont. Not good places for kids. Schools suck Castro Valley, San Ramon, Pleasanton are all great
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The Medford…, Agent, Fremont, CA
Mon Aug 6, 2012
Overall, Realtors are prohibited by law from telling you whether or not any specific neighborhood is safe. It’s called “steering” and we are prohibited by our code of ethics and federal law from providing such information. Here are a couple posts that explain more:

NO STEERING ALLOWED: 3 Important Facts To Know As A Buyer

Don’t Get ‘Steered’ in the Wrong Direction…

However, we CAN tell you where to go to get information. In your case, crime statistics, go to the following sites:

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Kathy Anders…, Agent, Castro Valley, CA
Mon Jun 25, 2012
Hi Norman

As others have said Real Estate Agents really do not characterize aea as good or bad. My advice to you would be to check out the websites suggested and then drive the areas in the daylight, dusk and at night. This will help you see what type of neighborhoods there are.

One of the things you might want to know is Castro Valley is not a city. It is an unincorporated area. This means we do not have a Mayor or City council so many of the decisions about Castro Valley are made by Alameda County.

If I can be of any help to you please feel free to call me at 510-684-4200.

Kathy Anderson
Coldwell Banker Castro Valley
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Matthew Smith, Agent, Oakland, CA
Mon Jun 25, 2012
Real estate agents seek to avoid characterizing districts as "good" of "bad", which may be construed as illegal "steering". Buyers must conduct their own due diligence in this regard. For that reason, most agents refer interested clients to local police authorities and online sources of local crime information like:


I work extensively in San Leandro and Castro Valley and there are desirable areas appealing to many different buyers.

Good Luck,

Matthew Smith, Broker-Associate
ZipRealty, Inc.
DRE #01809126
Cell: (510) 828-2732
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Sue Hoff, Agent, San Ramon, CA
Mon Jun 25, 2012
Hello Nympoon,

I lived in Castro Valley for 26 years. My son was raised there and now lives in the home he was raised in. Castro Valley has excellent school ratings which increases the house values in the area. Just an FYI.
I would guess that crime rates are lower in higher priced areas.

Next go to http://www.crimereports.com and you can enter an address to get detailed crime information.

I hope that helps

Sue Hoff
DRE # 01181087
Re/Max Accord
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