You might consider driving over there and parking your car. Just sit there for 15~20 minutes. Don't talk on your phone, don't look at a magazine....just sit there and look around, watch, observe.
Maybe walk around the block. Twice.
Be alert for such things as: broken windows, unkempt lawns, for rent signs, trash in gutter, beer cans, graffiti, people just standing around like they are waiting for a bus but not at the bus stop, cars up on blocks, trash cans tipped over at the curb days after trash pickup.
Also watch for:kids playing in wading pools, lemonade stands, tended flowerbeds, tidy homes, neighbors talking in the yard, kids on bikes, ...
Decide if this is where you would like to raise your family. Or not.