I am looking to purchase a single family home in Albuquerque. What is the safest neighborhood to live and work in?

Asked by Joanne, Thu May 3, 2012

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Steve Quinta…, Agent, Albuquerque, NM
Wed May 16, 2012
Personal experience tells me the North Valley Subdivisions rarely experience crime. The neighbors don't steal from each other and non-residents stand out. There are gated communities in Albuquerque that keep non-residents out.

Your question asks for the "safest neighborhood to live and work it?". Are you looking for the one, single, only neighborhood that is the absolute safest in Albuquerque Is that the only criteria for your search? .
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Alli, Home Owner, Albuquerque, NM
Mon May 7, 2012
Hello Joanne!
A gated community is usually a good first line deterrent to crime, next are the individual efforts.
I am going to sell my home in Altura Village, a gated and patrolled community. Please feel free to email if interested in more information.
Best of luck in your search.
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Jane Davidson, , Albuquerque, NM
Fri May 4, 2012
Hello Joanne,
I suggest to my clients that we first seek homes in the neighborhoods that you find most meet your needs and wants other than safety. When you have found the home you like, I recommend the buyer seek out crime statistics from the police department. Next, the buyers should visit the neighborhood at various times of day and night to observe the activities in the neighborhood. Lastly, pick a time when people are most likely to be home and knock on a few doors and inquire from the neighbors how safe they feel their neighborhood is. This approach has worked well for others and may address your concerns. I would be happy to assist
you in finding this property, just give me a call.
Jane Davidson, Associate Broker
American Realty 1 505-897-3657
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Gloria Ander…, Agent, Albuquerque, NM
Thu May 3, 2012
Hello you can go to this website and search crimes at http://crimeview.cabq.gov/
Hope this helps.
Please contact me with any questions.
Gloria Anderson
Coldwell Banker Legacy
Web Reference:  http://crimeview.cabq.gov/
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Thanks for posting this link.
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Leigh-Jo Anz…, Agent, Albuquerque, NM
Thu May 3, 2012
Hello Joanne,

I strongly recommend contacting the local police department for crim statistics to help you determine which neighborhood may meet the safe standards that you desire for a community. There's no real way to determine the safest area it based on market value.

The same goes for employment. Ultimately, your career may have you working in one city, while your home may reside in another. Working with an experienced real estate agent can help you determine all your options by utilizing all the available resources.

Since the Seller pays my commission, there is no cost to you for my assistance. So, feel free to connect with me. I also offer FREE listing alerts. You'll know when a new listing that meets your interest before most agents do. You can set them up online at http://www.syan.com/alerts

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David Staffo…, Agent, Albuquerque, NM
Thu May 3, 2012
Hi Joanne,
Here is another good crime resource for you: http://www.cabq.gov/onlinesvcs/crimestats/index.html
Our crime is actually pretty pocketed here, so some of these stats should help you see the few areas where you might not feel as safe. Otherwise, the city is wide open, lots of wonderful different areas, great to live and work in! In this metro we have a wide variety of areas, from large university, to river greenbelt, to sandy desert, to downtown metro, to mountain foothills, to suburbia, so what's your pleasure beyond the crime concern? ;o)
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Emily Medvec, Agent, Santa Fe, NM
Thu May 3, 2012
I agree with both Susan Agostini and Arthur Miller. The most important thing to do first is begin by knowing how much home you can afford to purchase by contacting a lender if you will need financing. Then your next step would be to engage the services of an experienced Realtor to assist you in evaluating neighborhoods after you do your searching for crime reports online. As licensed professionals, we can not advise you on the crime in any location. We can provide you with where to search. The Albuquerque Police Department is the best resource for current data and trends.
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Susan Agosti…, Agent, Albuquerque, NM
Thu May 3, 2012
What I typically tell my buyers is that when you find a home that you really like and are considering making an offer on, please contact the APD and give them the address (or you can also go online) and they will give you statistics in that particular area. You can contact me and I could send you listings that meet your "wish" list and we can drive the neighborhood. My number is 400-3307 and my name is Susan Agostini, Assoc. Broker with Pargin Realty ERA in Albuquerque. Great time to buy!!
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Arthur Miller, Agent, Albuquerque, NM
Thu May 3, 2012
As a REALTOR we are not able to steer you to or away from a neighborhood although you can research crime maps like:



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