is colonial place a dangerous place to live?

Asked by Bob, Norfolk, VA Thu Feb 21, 2008

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Angelia Will…, Agent, Norfolk, VA
Fri Apr 17, 2009
Dangerous is relative to who you are asking and recieving information from. Certainly crime statistics don't lie, but you need to speak with neighbors on a weekend on the street you are considering buying on or a few streets over. I live in a neighborhood that doesn't have the best crime statistics, but I have never had an issue. I grew up in that neighborhood, moved away for 10 years and when I moved back, I bought in that neighborhood. I think if you have a strong civic league, get to know your neighbors and watch out for each other, any neighborhood can be safe. I have great neighbors now and as a child I remember that my parents knew everyone who lived on our street. Just because you see criminal activity on the news in a neighborhood doesn't make the whole neighborhood bad and just because you don't see the criminal activity in a neighborhood on the news doesn't make the neighborhood good! My suggestion is to ride down the street in the evenings, on the weekends and late at night and see how you feel because ultimately your agent isn't going to live there, none of us posting answers to Trulia are going to live there, but you are going to have to live there. Your comfort level is what is important. If you want a buyer's agent please feel free to call me (757) 237-0494. Good luck. I hope you find the home of your dreams!
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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Sat Apr 18, 2009
Bob,

The best resource for this type of information is the local police department or county sheriff's department. they have access to the most up to date and accurate information and are generally very willing to be helpful.

Good luck
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Shawnett Jon…, Both Buyer And Seller, 23513
Wed Apr 23, 2008
Check out this site, http://www.norfolk.gov/neighborhood_offenses/default.asp in the civic league area pick your neighbhorhood and it will tell you every up to date crime for that area amazingly the "good" neighborhoods have the most crimes. For example search say Colonial placeRiverview vs Sewells gardens "My" current nieghborhood vs one I was looking to buy in. Wow! rapes and all waht a colorful hidden crime area.

http://www.norfolk.gov/neighborhood_offenses/default.asp
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California to…, Both Buyer And Seller, 23508
Wed Apr 23, 2008
Join Our Email List! http://cprv.org/mailman/listinfo/cprv . An opinion is a person's ideas and thoughts towards something. It is an assessment, judgment or evaluation of something. To
rely on non-residence for accurate information when they do not wish to actually live in your community does not really give a fair assessment. “The further north from 38th Street, the better the homes.” We have lived in CP for over 15yrs “38th street” All our neighbors are wonderful. Demographic studies are continuously changing not just for CP but also in Hampton Roads. I don’t believe I would commit to believing the further from 38th st. the better the homes, however I would definitely listen to the community and it’s members. I’m sure that propensity, experience and honesty certifies All of CP/RV is a wonderful place to live.
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Louis Eisenb…, Agent, Norfolk, VA
Wed Apr 23, 2008
Colonial Place is a very safe area. It has a very strong Civic League that stays on top of security issues for the neighborhood. The further north from 38th Street, the better the homes.
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California to…, Both Buyer And Seller, 23508
Fri Mar 7, 2008
Check us out! CPRV@cprv.org

Great civic league
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