i am considering buying a house on coolidge ave. is it a safe family neighborhood.?

Asked by Jake, Eken Park, Madison, WI Fri Jul 6, 2012

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sarinasroses…, Home Buyer, Madison, WI
Wed Jan 16, 2013
I was there this eve looking at a house and one of the neighbors filled me in about the area, stated that it was indeed a safe area. Not only did he wish me luck, but also welcomed me if I decide to move in the area. Now, who does that anymore? I thought, he was a kind gentleman.
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Guy Lofts, Agent, Madison, WI
Fri Jul 6, 2012
Personally I like the area. But I have no idea what you like. Bill gives some great tips. Also talk to your potential neighbors.

And get to work with one of theses caring Realtors who answer questions here. You get to be represented by one, to get their expertise and it doesn't cost you a penny more.
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Mary Whitcomb, Agent, Middleton, WI
Tue Feb 12, 2013
If you are smart about locking doors and windows at night and keeping lights on when you are away from home, most Madison neighborhoods are good. Here is a link to police reports for Madison for a better picture.

http://www.cityofmadison.com/incidentReports/incidentlist.cfm?a=71
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Ginny Damman, Agent, Madison, WI
Thu Jul 19, 2012
You should check with the local police department to see what the crime rate is. Ok?
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Alex Saloutos, Agent, Madison, WI
Fri Jul 6, 2012
Here is another resource for current crime information: http://www.spotcrime.com
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Keith & Kins…, Agent, Verona, WI
Fri Jul 6, 2012
The city of Madison has crime stats online if you want to check that out: https://www.cityofmadison.com/police/crimestats/
Web Reference:  http://keithandkinsey.com
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Bill E, Home Owner, Madison, WI
Fri Jul 6, 2012
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.
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Brent Dorner, , Sun Prairie, WI
Fri Jul 6, 2012
Hi Jake,

If your asking for a Realtor's opinion we are not allowed to answer such questions. I would contact the local police department and see what they think, ask them how many and what type of calls they get in that neighborhood. I would also drive around the area during different times of the day and different days of the week and feel the place out.

Good Luck,
Brent
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