I grew up in the Fifth Ward lived elsewhere moved back and built a custom home near my parents' homestead. Anywhere can be unsafe- in the area I live, there has been massive change and I read every day of more to come. I am very near downtown ship channel minute maid bvdcompass Toyota center, bus line on corner--This area is blowing up. You will not be able to afford to live here in 5-10 years or less. Think 4th ward. Take a ride look around especially the areas east of downtown--not too far east. Find someone who is familiar with the areas. How much can you afford to spend on a house?I'm thinking about selling and moving overseas. You/ daughter would love my house. Good luck!