I know this post is older but I thought I'd chime in anyway. Northeast Downey is pretty exclusive. I used to live there and I hated to sell my house. Anyway, it's a great place to live and raise children. If you need an expert on the area ask some realtors around the area. They will know the neighborhoods the best. I'd suggest Gabriel Reyes at 24 hour realty. He sold my house within 30 days. www.gabrielreyes.com I'm sure he can be of some help.... more
Downey is a very desirable city to live in. Most people who live in surrounding cities view Downey as a "Step Up" and usually will try to get in, if the opportunity presents itself. Here is a link that has crime statistics for Downey, Ca.
Best of Luck,
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My recommendation is to contact a few of the local property management companies that manage rental properties in the area. Try looking up a few of these companies online: Hoag Property Management, Jervis Property Services or Brabant Property Management. They should be able to provide you with a free list of the rental properties they have available.... more
There are several nice safe places to live in the area within and around Downey where you can also enjoy a nice social life and the surrounding amenities. Have you been pre-approved? Feel free to call me to discuss in more detail to determine that area that fits your budget. 310-350-4280