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Jaybro331, Home Buyer in Scottsdale, AZ

Is Central City safe? How are the amenities in the neighborhood?

Asked by Jaybro331, Scottsdale, AZ Sat Sep 8, 2012

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Real Estate professionals cannot answer this question as it is illegaland and is considered steering.
You probably want to ask relatives, friends and co-workers, read the newspapers, follow the local news on TV (online ?) contact the local sheriff & police department and ideally visit the potential areas frequently to learn which areas you feel most at home in. You might also consider asking people on facebook and twitter if you don’t know anyone in Phoenix. (Not sure if attorneys can answer this either but if they can that might be a good resource as well) Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 13, 2012
Hi, You can visit http://www.HomeFair.com for in-depth crime stats and area demographics. Just click on the city reports section and compare zip codes.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 10, 2012
You can use a website called http://www.crimereports.com. This is a great resource that allows you to enter in an address and the program will tell you the crimes in the area. This part of Phoenix has many social, educational, cultural, business, and sports events. Whether you enjoy basketball, baseball, social expos, cultural events, or restaurants/bars you would never run out of things to do. The light rail system enhancement over the last several years has enhanced the traffic and increased the ease of arriving and leaving events downtown.

Please let me know if you are interested in the Central City area. You can call or text me anytime at 480 382 9681. If you would like to search additional homes on the MLS you can do so at http://www.jenniemillerrealtor.com/.

For more information on Buying a Home, Selling a Home, Renting a Home, and Property Management services, contact me 24 hours a day via text or phone call at 480-382-9681 or submit a request for information via my website--
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 10, 2012
Hi Jay,

I am a downtown Phoenix kind of guy. Most of my practice is in what many call the Central City. As others have said, we can't comment on the safety of an area. Safety is subjective. I have clients who love walking in neighborhoods like Willo, Encanto Palmcroft, Roosevelt and Coronado. Many would say they feel very comfortable. Some might not.

I can tell you that there are a lot of people who think downtown living is the best. There are a LOT of great restaurants, music venues, and more. The ASU downtown campus, TGen, UA College of Medicine, and Light Rail have changed the entire feel of the downtown and midtown parts of Phoenix.

We have a section on our site titled, 100 things to do in downtown Phoenix that will give you a few ideas about the area. Here is the URL: http://urbanconnectionrealty.com/100-things-to-do-in-downtow…

I often take people on tours of downtown Phoenix. We explore the historic neighborhoods, look at some of the venues, pop in to brew pub/restaurant and lots more. If you are interested, give me a call... 602-234-5777. Our web/blog site is all about downtown Phoenix, so take a look if you want to know more about the area.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 8, 2012
Hi Jaybro,

Easy answer… https://www.crimereports.com

The above link will provide you with recent incidents by time frame and will also show you registered sex offenders on the map. There is no rule or law prohibiting agents from providing crime statistics to their clients if asked, however it may be a violation of Fair Housing laws if the agent were to use that data to try and steer clients towards specific neighborhoods and away from others. It's a fine line, which is why most agents won't go there. Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 8, 2012
Hello Jaybro,

Although Realtors cannot comment on the safey of an area, I can provide you with a document where you can put in an address or zip code and get the crime rates and other aspects of safety (eg. sex offenders) and other information you might be interested in. Please email or phone me with your email address, if you would like this Buyer's Advisory.

At that time, we can also discuss your criteria in a home and I would then be happy to share some listings with you!

Have a great day!

Nextage Realty Professionals
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 8, 2012
Hi Jaybro331,

You write from Scottsdale, but I wasn't sure if you are seeking info on Scottsdale or Phoenix, so I'll cover both. Realtors aren't supposed to provide info on safety and crime because it can be construed as being discriminatory. If you are looking for Phoenix info, check out this website: http://phoenix.gov/police/crista1.html

For Scottsdale, try http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/Police/events/crimeanalysis

As far as amenities, I can rattle off all kinds of information, but it may not all be relevant to what you want. If you would like to provide more detail about what is important to you, and maybe even if you are looking at specific locations, I can provide info that will make sense for your needs. I'll be happy to help.

Adam Tarr PC
CItywide Real Estate
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 8, 2012
Jill Brewer is very experienced in the area, she has lived and worked in Old Town and now lives in the Biltmore area. Even knows the Phoenix Historic areas if that becomes an interest to you.

Be glad to connect you with her so she can share with you all of the knowledge she has.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 8, 2012
Hi Jaybro331:

Realtors are not permitted to answer questions regarding the safety of particular neighborhoods as could be seen as discriminatory (aka: "redlining" in lending terms). You are best off calling Scottsdale Police Department or googling your question.

The amenities of Old Town Scottsdale? Where does one begin?!? :) If you like a nightlife, culture, special events, etc., etc., it is great. The appeal of these events and its other amenities really will vary depending on your age and family situation. Give us more detail on those aspects and you will get more input.

Bill Parker
NMLS #223607
Bill.Parker@ LegacyG.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 8, 2012
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