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Billy, Home Buyer in Fremont, CA

How safe is this neighborhood? How is the elementary school around here?

Asked by Billy, Fremont, CA Sat Aug 11, 2012

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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:

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1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 13, 2012
The elementary school for this property is E. L. Musick Elementary. The 2011 Base API Score of Musick Elementary is 787, and the 2012 Growth API is 828.
Agents, constrained by fair housing laws, aren't allowed to badmouth neighborhoods or even declare them "safe." However, you can find the Police Crime Reports & Statistics of Newark from the link below:…
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 13, 2012
As a resident in Newark for more than a decade, I would like to say that I am happy with the City of Newark, especially my neighborhood at the corner of Mowry and Cherry, it is quiet and safe.

Newpark Mall, Newark Memorial High School, Lion Food Center, shops and restaurants, Silliman Activity and Family Aquatic Center, Ohlone College Newark Campus, all are within walking distance from my home.

Newark school district is just above California average but both my son and daughter entered top three UC universities after graduated from Newark Memorial High School.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 12, 2012
The safety depends on where in Newark you are asking about. As far as quality of schools goes..Snow Elementary is great!! On the other end, Graham Elementary leaves little to be desired and looks more like a prison than a school.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 15, 2012
Hafner Street in Newark is no more or less safe than any other area. No one can guarantee absolute safety for you. I recently listed a house on Hafner Street for owners who had lived there for several years before renting it out. The enjoyed their house before moving to a larger house. The tenants have been living there for over a year and stayed when the house changed hands. They also enjoy the area.
Here is a link to the Newark School site to determine the attendance area:…

Here is a link to the API scores for Newark schools:…

Both of these links are found on the website of the Newark Unified School District.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Aug 12, 2012
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