I am a young single woman looking to buy my first home- any recommendations for safe areas within the city with cheaper homes??

Asked by balazs44, Indianapolis, IN Sun Jan 13, 2013

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Acts2Verses3…, Home Buyer, 46158
Wed Jan 23, 2013
I would stay away from anything within several miles of the center of Indpls in a big circle.
I'd check out Beech Grove, or if anything is available in Greenwood.
Those are south east or south of Indpls.
No to west or north.
At least that's my opinion, and I am a woman that has lived here almost all of my life.
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Eugenia, , Indianapolis, IN
Sun Jul 7, 2013
When I bought my first home I wanted someone to really help me. Not just have me do all the work by providing a list of homes. I wanted a realtor to give me a list of homes and all the information about the area. I wanted someone to tell me what I should need. Someone to give me help. I found that person. My Realtor is Jamelle Walker. He is really good. Call him at 317-453-0917

Jamelle Walker

Best of luck in your search.
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Avery Garrett, Agent, Carmel, IN
Tue Feb 26, 2013
I would be happy to help you with your search, and find your perfect home. Call me at 317-721-2274.
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Scotti, Home Buyer, Indianapolis, IN
Tue Jan 22, 2013
I'm not an agent or anything, but I stumbled on this gem of awesomeness here on Trulia tonight.


Check it out, then look at the map below for where it is. Above that you can find little folder looking tags for comparison, schools, crime, etc. This one looks pretty good and it's close to downtown. Cheaper than the one you were looking at, but it has a simple charm.

Just a little help from another person 'looking'.
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Carol Deokar…, Agent, Indianapolis, IN
Mon Jan 14, 2013
Please call me and I will help you find a home in a safe area. Carol Deokaran 317-966-4441.
My email: caroldeokaran@remax.net I am Hungarian. Your name Balazs suggest a hungarian name.
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Julie Barnett, Agent, Lebanon, IN
Sun Jan 13, 2013
There are many safe places in the city, on all sides of the city, but personally, I do not think this area is one of the safest, especially for a young single woman. Check out indianacrimewatch.com I copied the link where I had already put in this address and you will see the result.


Here's another link with similar information:


I'd love to help you find a home in your price range and in a safer neighborhood or area. Please feel free to contact me with your criteria for what you need and want in a home.

Thanks for being pro-active and thinking about this very important aspect before you actually get involved in a contractual obligation of any kind. Safety is an important aspect and everyone wants to live in their home and feel safe. Only you can make the decision of the area you really want to live in, so work with a realtor to find a home you'll love in a safe area.

Julie A. Barnett
Broker Associate/REALTOR
Prudential Indiana Realty Group
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GB Landrigan, Agent, Indianapolis, IN
Sun Jan 13, 2013
There is usually a less-expensive possibility on every side of Indianapolis. I tend to do quite a bit of my work in Washington Township, on the North Side. This area includes Broad Ripple, Meridian-Kessler, and Butler-Tarkington, among many others. Although most of these areas are priced above (and sometimes significantly above) the Indianapolis average, there are several pockets of very good values. If you have not already started working with an agent, I would be happy to chat with you about this. My direct number is 317.255.0255 and my email address is gb@landrigan.com. Enjoy the search!
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Kristin Tomyn, Agent, Carmel, IN
Sun Jan 13, 2013
Really depends on where you would like to be "within the city". There is a GREAT interactive online tool for looking at reported crimes by specific neighborhood, http://www.indystar.com/section/NEWS0201/Indy-Crime-Watchers… . If cutting and pasting that doesnt work just google Indy Star Crime Watchers and you can find the site. Keep in mind it reports EVERYTHING so areas within retail shopping will affect the numbers since they report things like credit card fraud. Let me know if I can help any further. - Kristin Tomyn, Century 21 Scheetz
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Dawn Schnait…, Agent, Indianapolis, IN
Sun Jan 13, 2013
There are many options! Lets talk about preferred areas, proximity to your job, and price range. My cell is 317-557-3296. Would love to help you find the perfect spot!
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Julie Simnick, Agent, Indianapolis, IN
Sun Jan 13, 2013
How exciting to be searching for your first home! I am sure there are many areas of the city that would work for you. However, what people consider safe can vary greatly. As can "cheaper". There are several websites where you can search crime statistics for an area. If you would like to contact me and let me know what price range you are looking in, I would be happy to provide you information on homes currently on the market in your price range. Good luck with your search!
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Ashley Klein, Agent, Indianapolis, IN
Sun Jan 13, 2013
I'd be happy to help you with this! I have worked with many buyers like yourself. Call me at 317-372-8527 or email ashleyklein@talktotucker.com.
Web Reference:  http://Talktotucker.com
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Christi & Am…, Agent, Greenwood, IN
Sun Jan 13, 2013
Fountain Square is a nice area and Garfield Park which is close to Fountain Square. We've lived downtown for 5 years and love it. Give us a call if we can help. Or, email at ccoffey@callcarpenter.com
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