Avoid this area if you can afford to buy anywhere else. Drug activity, shootings, various criminal activity, noise, renters, students, etc... It's a rough area. I wouldn't even consider living in or near that area. There are plenty of nice, quiet, safe places to live in BG, why live in a bad area if you have so many other choices?
I currently live in that area and have for 5 years. We are moving from there ASAP. There are a lot of college kids and other renters around there. Also, there have been some shootings at the park and when we are walking with our dog and son at the park there have been times we have seen drug deals or other suspicious activity. If you don't have children it's probably an okay place to live. People drive really fast through the neighborhood, loudly with motorcycles or stereos blaring late at night.