The best way to get a good "vibe" about a neighborhood is to go there at 8:00 or 9:00pm at night and park on the street.
Do you feel safe getting out of your car?
Are there other people walking their dogs?
Once you find an area that you like, contact a broker to help you search homes in that area.
Just give me a call if you would like some help.
John Meyers, Meyers Realty