is this a bad area to live in?

Asked by Tina Brandley Mooney, Blue Ball, PA Sun Jul 22, 2012

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JB Stran, Other Pro, Martinsburg, WV
Wed Jul 25, 2012
The listing in question is in an older neighborhood, with a fairly high rental percentage (a lower ownership rate), which in many other areas will tend to draw certain unpleasant elements with it.

This part of Martinsburg however, is close to the center of town, which means if you drive a few minutes in one direction (North) you will find yourself in a rather run-down part of town...but a few minutes West or South will bring you to the local mall and loads of shopping and local commerce.

The lots are smaller than other age-similar communities nearby, but this affords you the community feeling of neighbors and other children, as well as schools within walking distance, without feeling cramped.
The term "bad" is relative, but if you're referring to 'unsafe for families' then the answer is no.
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Diane Christ…, Agent, Sarasota, FL
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Real estate agents should not be giving customers our personal opinions as to whether an area is bad or good, safe or not. We could potentially be found in violation of national Fair Housing laws for doing so. When questions like this come up, it is suggested we refer people to crime mapping web sites or to the local police/sheriff office for more information.
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Jeremy Thomp…, Agent, Martinsburg, WV
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Like most places there are some bad areas within Martinsburg but overall it is a nice and safe place to live.
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Randy Johnson, Agent, Augusta, GA
Tue Jul 31, 2012
Its always a good idea to do your homework and check with local authorities...research records through on-line data bases to find answers to your questions concerning safety and security with-in a neighborhood. Most all of your questions can be answered with a few clicks...and remember my
idea of safety may be different then yours.
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Lori, Home Seller, French Creek, WV
Tue Jul 31, 2012
No Its a very safe area. Crime rate is very low.
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Alison Hillm…, , San Francisco, CA
Mon Jul 23, 2012
Hi Tina,

If you scroll down on the listing and click on the Crimes tab, you will see that the area is actually very safe, but is surrounded by not so safe areas.

Let me know if I can help with anything else!

Ali, Community Manager
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