Wanting to move to Alpharetta zip 30004 how is the crime in this area?

Asked by Sjones, Alpharetta, GA Tue May 29, 2012

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Laquita Baez, Agent, Atlanta, GA
Wed May 30, 2012

I am very familiar with this area and while I personally have not had any problems,
i would advise you to search the web for more accurate statistics, crime reports and info
for this area. Best with finding a new home!
Web Reference:  http://www.LaquitaBaez.com
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Mandy Becker, Agent, Cumming, GA
Wed May 30, 2012
I live in 30004 and love it. There is hardly any crime at all which is why so many people want to live here. If you can find something in the Forsyth County part of 30004 (versus Fulton County) your property taxes will be lower.
Email me at CallMandyBecker@gmail.com and I can send you all of the available listings in that area.
Best of Luck!
Mandy Becker
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Pam Santoro, Agent, Alpharetta, GA
Wed May 30, 2012
I live in Alpharetta and love the area. I have always felt safe. You can check out http://alpharetta.ga.us/index.php?p=71 . This is the cite for the Alpharetta Government - Police Department. Alpharetta Police phone number is (678) 297-6302. Either check out the information on this site or call the Alpharetta Police Department.
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Catherine No…, Agent, Alpharetta, GA
Wed May 30, 2012
Hi, I live in Alpharetta and there is not much crime here. It is a very nice area. You can learn more about Alpharetta at: http://www.city-data.com/city/Alpharetta-Georgia.html. Please let me know if I can help you with your home search or if you have any other questions.

Catherine Norton
Solid Source Realty, Inc.
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Fred Yancy, Agent, Woodstock, GA
Wed May 30, 2012
Your neighborhood has a big impact on your lifestyle. Follow these steps to find the perfect community to call home.

Is it close to your favorite spots? Make a list of the activities — movies, health club, church, etc. — you engage in regularly and stores you visit frequently. See how far you would have to travel from each neighborhood you’re considering to engage in your most common activities.

Check out the school district. This is especially important if you have children, but it also can affect resale value. The Department of Education in your town can probably provide information on test scores, class size, percentage of students who attend college, and special enrichment programs. If you have school-age children, visit schools in the neighborhoods you’re considering. Also, check out http://www.schoolmatters.com.

Find out if the neighborhood is safe. Ask the police department for neighborhood crime statistics. Consider not only the number of crimes but also the type — such as burglaries or armed robberies — and the trend of increasing or decreasing crime. Also, is crime centered in only one part of the neighborhood, such as near a retail area? Check out http://www.onboardnavigator.com/1.5/webcontent/obwc_search.a…

Determine if the neighborhood is economically stable. Check with your local city economic development office to see if income and property values in the neighborhood are stable or rising. What is the percentage of homes to apartments? Apartments don’t necessarily diminish value, but do mean a more transient population. Do you see vacant businesses or homes that have been for sale for months?

See if you’ll make money. Ask a local real estate agent to get information about price appreciation in the neighborhood. Although past performance is no guarantee of future results, this information may give you a sense of how good of an investment your home will be. A government planning agency also may be able to tell you about planned developments or other changes in the neighborhood — like a new school or highway — that might affect value.

Make personal observations. Once you’ve narrowed your focus to two or three neighborhoods, go there and walk around. Are homes tidy and well maintained? Are streets quiet? How does it feel? Pick a warm day if you can and chat with people working or playing outside.

Fred Yancy, Broker
Crye-Leike Realtors
(678) 799-4663
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Ed and Andrea…, Agent, Cumming, GA
Wed May 30, 2012
Lived in 30004 for several years. Veey little crime if any. I'd be happy to be of service to you in findiing a home. Lots of great neighborhoods in 30004!

Ed Converse
Solid Source Realty Ga
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