I am looking to move in about 1 year to Seattle - seeing great homes in Auburn but the crime rates seem high.

Asked by Pat Roche, Denville, NJ Wed Jul 29, 2009

What is the real scoop regarding property and personal crime in Auburn?

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Sheri Sincla…, Agent, Kent, WA
Tue Jun 3, 2014
Hi Pat,

It's always a little scary moving to a new area, I have lived and sold Real Estate in the Auburn area for way more years than I would like to admit. I have raised my three children here and I have no regrets. I will always live in the area.

Auburn is like any other city in the US, It does have crime, there is no way to avoid what the crime rate is, but you can do your best to avoid being a statistic by doing a little research first.

I would go online and check out the different schools and see how they are rated, you can check with the authorities and ask them what areas seem to have more crime. I would go online and just check out the different neighborhoods and see what is appealing to you and what fits you and research those neighborhoods.

I live close to Lake Land Hiils but not in Lake Land just a little suburb of Auburn and I wouldn't change a thing, I have great neighbors and everyone looks out for each other.

You can go to this web site and check out the areas that you are interested in. http://www.kingpiercecountyrealestate.com

If you have any other questions, I would be happy to answer them.

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Karen Jackson, Agent, Renton, WA
Mon Apr 28, 2014
Just like most cities, Auburn has its really nice areas and not so nice areas. It is hard to actually comment on crime since everyone has a different opinion of safety. This website has some great information on community demographics, home values and schools. http://www.washingtonrealestate4u.com/mimarket/zip/98092/ You should check it out. I personally live in Auburn and love the area I live in. I would be happy to answer any other specific questions you may have.
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Alex Foraker, Agent, Puyallup, WA
Thu Nov 4, 2010
Hello Pat, looks as though its been a little better than a year since you posted your question. Still looking to move? Pretty aggressively priced homes in the Auburn area if you wait for the right one. I have links on my website for Auburn and surrounding areas catigorized by cities, price, bank owned foreclosures, short sales and much more. Let me know if I can be of any assistance. Alex
Web Reference:  http://www.homes77.com
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Tizzy Fit, Home Buyer, Auburn, WA
Sun Feb 28, 2010
Lakeland hills area of Auburn, WA is a nice area but not quite as "angelic" as some of these posters have indicated. I've lived in this area for 4 years, with the exception of 2 car break-ins, both times the vehicles were parked directly in front of my house, I've not experienced anything other than exceptionally rude and inconsiderate drivers, particularly in the morning hours, while attempting to cross Lakeland Hills Blvd at Evergreen Way. Even with the light AND walk light, the drivers will run you, and your children over. I might add, there is a new (2 yrs old) elementary school located on the southwest corner of this intersection. Had I known then what I know now, I would not have purchased a home in this area.
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Mack McCoy, Agent, Seattle, WA
Tue Dec 8, 2009
Auburn is almost exactly as far away from the Macy's in downtown Seattle as Denville is from Macy's on 34th St. Is this as close as you want to be to the city?
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Liz Johnson, Agent, Puyallup, WA
Tue Dec 8, 2009
Hi Pat,
Answering a question like that is a tough one since what one person thinks is a high crime rate, another might not. I would encourage you to look at facts and figures and then draw your own conclusions. On my website, http://www.TheLizJohnsonGroup.com I have several links to sites that you should be able to find that info on. I could also email you a community report but I would need your email address. If you're interested in the latter, just complete the new contact form submission. Or you can also check out http://www.LakeTappsPropertyValues.com for more info. Hope this helps!
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Cathy Wahlin, Agent, Kent, WA
Wed Nov 18, 2009
Hi Pat - You are right, there are some great homes in Auburn. What you should probably know is that there are different areas of Auburn that will have lower crime rates. For instance, look in the Lakeland Hills neighborhood for some excellent neighborhood amenities. This is a unique area like hardly any others in Washington, except maybe the Issaquah Highlands or Snoqualmie Ridge neighborhoods. It is very friendly, walkable community with schools, shops, restaurants and parks all within walking distance. Our Windermere office is also within the shopping area, so come in and visit when you're in the area. To see homes in this area for sale visit http://www.laketapps-homes.com. Good Luck! Let me know if I can help in any way.
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Andres Atenc…, Agent, Renton, WA
Tue Aug 18, 2009

I am located in Auburn and while the statistics may show a higher degree of crime here, I can assure you there are some very nice areas in this city. Just like any town in the United States, there are pockets of good and bad here. The key is finding somebody who is well versed in the nature of the local neighborhoods, somebody who can steer you in the right direction as you would be relying on their knowledge of the area in order to find something you would feel safe and secure in. Please don't hesitate to contact me at a_atencio@comcast.net and I would be more than happy to give you some guidance on the city and surrounding areas. Cheers!
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Courtney Coo…, Agent, Seattle, WA
Wed Jul 29, 2009
Hi Pat -
They do seem high which surprises me a little. I don't work in Auburn, but more to the North - make sure to look at traffic, too, when you are deciding where to live. You should come out and visit and look at some other reas and find something that you really like here:) If you are interested in Seattle neighborhoods or other suburbs a bit North, I can answer questions on those for you as well. Good luck! Moving to the Seattle area is exciting!!!!
Web Reference:  http://www.cooperjacobs.com
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Team Nugent -…, Agent, Colorado Springs, CO
Wed Jul 29, 2009
Pat - our son lives in the Seattle area - in fact he manages a Chipotle restaurant in Redman close to Mocrosoft. The best way to find out about the crime rate is to directly contact the police/sheriff office for that area. Of course if you can give them a specific neighborhood, they can give you a better idea of the respective crime rate. They should also be able to direct you to a local website on sex offenders in that area, if that is also of concern.

If you need the name of a top realtor in that area, let me know and I will be glad to refer you to a professional realtor who is an expert on that area.

Mark Nugent
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Web Reference:  http://www.TeamNugent.com
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Karen Jackson, , Renton, WA
Wed Jul 29, 2009
Hi Pat

Just like most city's Auburn has its pockets and good and bad neighborhoods. You can go to my website at http://www.washingtonrealestate4u.com and click on find a home and you can find community reports and school reports on any city. I would be happy to answer any other questions for you.

Karen Jackson
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Kristina Cla…, Agent, Anthem, AZ
Wed Jul 29, 2009
Hello Pat, I grew up in Auburn and still live only minutes from there. Family and friends still in the area...and like any city it just depends on where you are located. I never had any issues and have not heard of any issues from the people I know still living, working and enjoying Auburn. There are plenty of great homes in Auburn and surrounding areas.

I would love to chat if you would like to pick my brian a little further. 253-576-4304 or krisy@kw.com
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Mira Pawlusk…, Agent, Bellevue, WA
Wed Jul 29, 2009
Hi Pat, my name is Mira Pawluskiewicz and I have experience in working with people who relocate to Seattle from out of a state, since at one time I was one of them. Why did you pick Auburn to look at real estate? Mira.
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