How safe is this neighborhood? We have kids

Asked by CH, Portland, OR Tue May 8, 2012

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Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner ~ Exclusive Buyers Agent ~ ABR, CEBA’s answer
Carla Muss-J…, , Portland, OR
Tue Jun 5, 2012
When I had my son I never asked that question. And perhaps because I've traveled extensively to developing nations all over the world and saw vasts amounts of poverty and children begging in the streets, I consider the majority of places in the nation "safe."

And "safe" is all so subjective and whenever someone poses this question it's nice to have them explain what they're fearful of, what does safe mean to them, etc.

I've just got done reading a great book: "Free Range Kids" Might be a good summer read??

Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner
EBA Portland, LLC
Exclusive Buyer Agency Since 1999
http://www.BuyersAgentPortland.com
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Wendy Boso, Agent, PLTD, OR
Wed May 16, 2012
Check out http://www.portlandmaps.com & plug in the address. Also plug in your current address for a comparison. I hope this helps!
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Kevin Sucher, Agent, Beaverton, OR
Wed May 9, 2012
Hey CH,

On my website you can compare crime and schools for any 2 communities just plug in the zip codes.

Interested in what the crime rate is for this area?
http://www.greaterpdxhomeinfo.com/micommunity/zip/97116/

How does this area you’re interested in compare with where you live now
http://www.greaterpdxhomeinfo.com/micompare/zip/97229/

Kevin Sucher
Principal Broker
503-214-4139
ksucher@prunw.com
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Marge Bare, Agent, Portland, OR
Tue May 8, 2012
We can't get into that information as Brokers, but there's all kinds of crime and other information about Portland properties readily available. One is a fantastic resource called Portland Maps and its a mirror of portions of Portland Online, the city's website. Its full of lots of different crime statistics, information specific to the property such as maps, past permits, and also neighborhood demographics. You should definitely be using it when you're looking for a home in Portland!
Best to you
Marge
Web Reference:  http://www.portlandmaps.com
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Wayne Olson, Agent, Portland, OR
Tue May 8, 2012
Hi CH,

Real estate brokers are not permitted by law to make judgments about whether or not particular neighborhoods are safe or unsafe or have lower or higher levels of crime. However, http://portlandmaps.com has all the statistical information regarding crime and safety that you need. All you need to do is simply to enter an address in the neighborhood you are interested in living in, and the information will get pulled right up.

Hope this helps.

Best,

Wayne

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Wayne Olson
Real Estate Broker - Coldwell Banker Seal
(503) 699-3722
wayneolson@cbseal.com
http://wayneolsonhomes.com
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