the area in gold color, is this bad crimes? I know not murders, but, not safe to walk about 3 blocks away?

Asked by Carlie Carlin, Saint Pete Beach, FL Thu Apr 25, 2013

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Amy Flores, Home Buyer, Washington, DC
Mon May 13, 2013
I live on the other side of the road. The neighborhood is very bad. You hear gun fire at night. Two guys shot each other on Monterey across from the school. Gangs live on the street. Not safe at night.
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Brian L. A.…, Agent, Colorado Springs, CO
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Hi Carlie

Federal Equal Housing Opportunity Laws prevent Real Estate Professionals from "Steering" people to or from specific areas buy giving personal observations in answer to your question and the long and short of it is that no one can determine how much crime may be too much for you...only you can do that.

I always recommend that my clients check the crime information reported by the CSPD & El Paso Sheriff's Office available at http://www.MyNeighborhoodUpdate.net and http://www.crimereports.com/ as well as at the CSPD (http://www.springsgov.com/sectionindex.aspx?sectionid=12) and El Paso Sheriff's Office Websites (http://shr.elpasoco.com/).

I also highly recommend to my clients that, if possible, they or a friend drive the neighborhood surrounding a property they are interested in at least twice...once during the day and once in the evening...and look for how the other properties in the neighborhood are kept and as well as to determine if there are any aspects to the neighborhood they aren't comfortable with.

Once you have determined your level of comfort with the neighborhood then would be the time to schedule a showing on to see the interiors for yourself.

I hope you find this information of use and I wish you good fortune in your search. If you would like more assistance in purchasing a home in the Colorado Springs/Pikes Peak Region, please feel free to contact me.

Best Regards
Brian L. A. Wess
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James Chiga, , Colorado Springs, CO
Thu Apr 25, 2013
This area is patrolled by the El Paso County Sheriff. They report crime data to http://www.crimereports.com. At that website, you can see an interactive map of the area (and other parts of El Paso County). This lets you see crime data for various time periods, etc.
Crime Data (more accurately, Calls for Service data) for Areas patrolled by the Colorado Springs Police department can be seen by accessing: http://www.springsgov.com/Page.aspx?NavID=705.

Hope this info helps.

-James
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TY Crime reports is awesome!!!!!
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Lynne Dolan, Agent, Colorado Springs, CO
Tue Apr 22, 2014
Listing Agent for 4432 Red Oak Court. Live in Colorado Springs.

Pikes Peak Park is 5.4 miles away from this residential listing in a completely different part of town. It would be a hard stretch to link the two areas.

The Broadmoor Hotel (our most expensive neighborhood) is only 5.5 miles away from this park.

Best to consult those knowledgeable who live in the area. Good luck in your home search.

Lynne Dolan
Broker Associate
Keller Williams Clients' Choice Realty
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adobemaker, Home Owner, Colorado Springs, CO
Sun Jan 26, 2014
This area, known as Pikes Peak Park has the highest crime-rate in Colorado. " Census Tract 54.00, where the deaths included 12 homicides and 12 suicides, is part of a neighborhood known as Pikes Peak Park – home to 5,615 people, where the median household income was $29,313 in 2010, nearly 44 percent of children live in poverty, and nearly one-third of the single-family homes are rentals." Check it out yourself. Just Google Pikes Peak Park crime rate.
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Shanl6, Home Buyer, Colorado Springs, CO
Mon May 20, 2013
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Ron Mast, Agent, Colorado Springs, CO
Thu Apr 25, 2013
The Colorado Springs Police Department has free information on crime statistics for all neighborhoods. Check out that info. Most areas in Colorado Springs are very safe, but crime does occur. Your best bet is to visit the neighborhoods you are interested in at various times of the day/night! Happy house hunting.
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Charles D' A…, Agent, Colorado Springs, CO
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Every person has a realitive idea of safety, but without being silly, dirve the area and go online and check out the area. I can show you the home and get a sense from you what your needs are when it comes to a safe neighborhood. Although I cannot stigmatize areas of town see below on how to get more info.

Go to http://www.crimereports.com. At that website, you can see the activity in the area.

Charles
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Jeff and Kaye…, Agent, Colorado Springs, CO
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Brian gives you excellent advice below. Agents are not allowed to "steer" people and different neighborhoods fit different peoples needs and comfort levels. I'm not sure if you in a position that you can drive by or check as it looks like you may have posted this from Florida.

Look at the crime rates and compare them to other areas in Colorado Springs, check ratings on school districts if that concerns you, compare prices and simply do as much "homework" as you can.

If you relocating and would like a relocation package or information on neighborhoods, please email or call me and I can get that out to you.

Searching for a home should be a fun and exciting process! Good luck!

Jeff Piggot
Re/Max Real Estate Group
jpiggot@gmail.com
jeffpiggot.com
719-210-8433
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