I know this is an old thread, but for anyone inquiring now (2016), I am a 23 year resident of Ottawa Hills - and I bought as a single young female. Seminole Hills is just to the east of us. Both are terrific neighborhoods with a pretty strong and active community of neighbors. Getting stronger even! Lots of great, positive and exciting things happening in Pontiac. This area, along with Indian Hills/Village and Pioneer Highlands (much of Pontiac's District 2) are quite nice with many very interesting and well-built old houses. What Kelli and Joanie below state are true, in fact stronger today. The Oakland County Sheriff's office has stats and comparisons, and they have been very responsive for when there has been an issue, and often times incidences are lower than even some of our suburban neighborhoods.