I'm wondering about property crime for Hope Valley Farms North. I looking to move within the next few months and would like to move into that area,

Asked by Rmbeamon, Durham, NC Wed Jul 6, 2011

however, I was wondering why so many people are moving from that area. Is it because of crime or theft reasons?

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Sharon Lewis, Agent, Cary, NC
Sun Aug 7, 2011
I used to live in the Hope Valley area and have sold several homes in the area to clients lately. Its a terrific location. I love Durham because it offers great restaurants, Sarah P Duke gardens, wonderful eclectic stores. Its a vibrant community. That being said, I would suggest you talk to the locals in and around the street you are thinking of buying in. Go there on a weekend and walk around. Ask questions.
Good luck to you.
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My NC Homes…, Agent, Chapel Hill, NC
Thu Jul 7, 2011
This is a great centrally located area in Durham and one that I believe will see good appreciation over the next 5-7 years. I just checked the Durham Crimemapper program and saw only 1 reported burglary in the Hoe Valley North neighborhood in the past 6 months. I regularly recommend to my buyer clients looking in Durham to check this program out. Here's the link http://www.durhampolice.com/crimemapper.cfm

I have sold in this neighborhood and live 5-6 minutes away and consider it a safe neighborhood. It's an easy walk to restaurants, the library, post office etc. and is only 8-10 minutes from Duke and the Southpoint Mall area and 15 to UNC.

If I can be of any assistance to you, feel free to contact me through my Trulia profile.

Good Luck and welcome to Durham
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Michael Colv…, Agent,
Wed Jul 6, 2011
Hello Rmbeamon
I have sold 2 homes in the Woodcroft area recently and both just love it. I can see from the answers you have links for crime data already. The Woodcroft area is transiant, it sells very well and holds its value so don't be concerned about number of homes for sale it is a lage area and very normal to have lots of homes on the market at any given time. I would highly recomend it and agree that walking around and speaking with folks that live there is also a good idea.
Michael
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Vivian Olkin, Agent, Carrboro, NC
Wed Jul 6, 2011
Here is something else you haven't considered. Neighborhoods have cycles as people enter different periods of their lives. It may start out with young families, then as everyone ages, people change jobs, move to another style of house, etc--all kinds of reasons. When I first moved to my neighborhood, there was hardly ever a house for sale. Five years later, all of a sudden there was 1, then 3, then steady changeover. At some point it will be stable for several years, then change again.

Crime also has its cycles, especially different types of crime. I own some rental properties in Durham, in neighborhoods that would not be considered stellar, to put it mildly. However, on my particular block, the tenants and neighbors feel very safe and have not had any crime. Who can say why? The truth is, crime is everywhere. No matter where I go and even in my own driveway, I lock my cars, lock my doors and windows.

Good luck with your decision. Don't forget that you can always knock on some doors, ask people about the neighborhood. That should reassure you or make you decide to move.

I personally would definitely consider Hope Valley Farms North as it is a very solid stable neighborhood.
Web Reference:  http://www.crazyviv.com
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Candy McLain, Agent, Rougemont, NC
Wed Jul 6, 2011
Hope Valley Farms North is a nice place to live. The location is close to shopping, entertainment and more. As said before, you will have to contact local police to get crime information on the area. If you have any other questions or concerns about Hope Valley Farms North, please contact me.

Sincerely,

Candy McLain
Broker.REALTOR

NC REAL

(919)452-3542
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Bill Dandrid…, Agent, Durham, NC
Wed Jul 6, 2011
Check this link (http://gisweb.durhamnc.gov/gis_apps/crimedata/dsp_entryform.cfm) to pull up the Durham Police Department's official crime tracking page. If you enter the address in question, it will provide you with the number of crimes relative to that property to answer your question.
Web Reference:  http://billdandridge.com
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Suzanne MacD…, Agent, Morristown, NJ
Wed Jul 6, 2011
There is a website that can provide demographics. http://www.zipskinny.com Just enter the zip code and you will get lots and lots of information. The other source you may want to try is the local police department.
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