Several qualified agents have already answered your question regarding safety, so I won't go there. You have to do your own research, but that is easy to do. That area has the patrol cars from the Las Colinas Association, which I don't think were mentioned here. They will even call you if you leave your garage door accidentally open!
In general, you want a full time, full service Realtor to help you. If they are discounting their commission in order to attract your business, that may tell you something. The seller pays the commission, so our service normally costs you nothing....ZERO! So why now use our services?
Also, I have a pre-owned townhome for sale on Love Drive (6464 Love Drive) that is priced to sell and compares to the new townhomes with the same floor plan being built for $5,000 less. If you would like to see that property, just give me a call! The seller is very motivated to sell, so that might be a good value. Bring your own Realtor if you wish, or I can talk to you about acting as an Intermediary agent, and what that means for you.
Most of all, you will stop throwing your money away on leasing, where you are actually paying someone else's mortgage for them!
Best of luck to you in 2013!
Century 21 Judge Fite Co.