Opinions on South Oak Park neighborhood?

Asked by Chriso, South Oak Park, Sacramento, CA Sun Mar 21, 2010

I was looking at a house in the South Oak Park neighborhood and the prices seem quite low, is this a bad neighborhood? Like with crime or something?

Thanks,
Chris

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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Sun Mar 21, 2010
As far as safety is concerned, your best source of information is the local police department, why not visit/call ask all your questions, they will gladly help; also when visiting the area if the opportunity arises chat with the neighbors/locals and inquire. Keep in mind that opinions are subjective--drive around the area more than once and at different times of day, look at everything that is of importance to you and then make your determination.
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Chriso, Home Buyer, South Oak Park, Sacramento, CA
Sat Mar 27, 2010
Thank you Norm,

I was thinking about driving around there with my wife, and Friday night does seem like a good time.
And knowing that they are putting money in the area helps too.
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Norm Robert, , Elk Grove, CA
Sat Mar 27, 2010
Hi Chriso, the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) is pouring 32 million dollars into redeveloping that area (and others like North Highlands). I work with a developer (see link below) that gets paid by SHRA to buy foreclosures and fix them up. SHRA offers down payment assistance to qualified Low and Mid-Income familes.
I suggest driving around the area on a Friday night and forming your own opinion. Couple that with the links provided by others for crime stats and then make your decision.
This developer really does a nice job but the homes are often sold before they get listed on MLS. I have a list of homes available and you can actually choose your paint colors and select your carpet etc. in many of the remodels. There is a video link to a story in the news about this program. Investors cannot purchase these homes.
Web Reference:  http://housinggroupfund.com/
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Sun Mar 21, 2010
All the best in your search of a new home.
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Chriso, Home Buyer, South Oak Park, Sacramento, CA
Sun Mar 21, 2010
Thank you Elizabeth and Anna!

That helps quite a bit.

Chris
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