how safe his this area for a single caucasion woman in her 50's? what is the average rent in this area?

Asked by Shelovesthosedogs, Oklahoma City, OK Tue Oct 9, 2012

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Leah Brown, Agent, Yukon, OK
Tue Dec 11, 2012
I always send my clients to News 9's Crime Tracker site as well. You can enter an address and pull up what crime activity has occurred within a certain radius and time frame. The link is http://www.news9.com/category/161407/crime-tracker.

Family Watch Dog is the website for tracking violent offenders. You type in the address and can see who lives nearby. You can access this site via my website, http://www.HomesWithLeah.com, under the Resources tab.

Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.

Leah Brown, Prudential Alliance Realty
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Ryan Hukill, Agent, Oklahoma City, OK
Tue Oct 9, 2012
You can research crime statistics at my website (http://www.showmeokc.com/) . Go to the bottom left corner and click "Metro Crime Tracker." Hope that helps.
Web Reference:  http://www.showmeokc.com/
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7218418, Home Buyer, Oklahoma City, OK
Thu Dec 6, 2012
As opposed to a single woman of some other ethnicity?
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Matt Cockerh…, Agent, Arlington, TX
Fri Nov 9, 2012
The local police department has a Crime Prevention Officer or a Community Liason Officer who can give you crime rates and tell you whether the numbers they are providing are high or low for the community.

Additionally, google "Megans Law" for a website address that will allow you to identify all the sex offenders around a specific address.

Good luck!
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Regina, Home Owner, Oklahoma City, OK
Fri Nov 9, 2012
I am a single female 57 and have owned property in this area since 1987. I currently live there and love not having very many neighbors. When I sit on my front porch it is almost like being in the country. I have a small rental apartment behind me that I rent for $500.00 a month. I feel perfectly safe here and have been living in the neighborhood for the past 8 years.
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Josh Barnett, Agent, Chandler, OK
Thu Nov 1, 2012
Please find News 9's Crime Tracker link below.

http://www.news9.com/category/161407/crime-tracker

Hope this helps,

Josh Barnett, Realtor
Metro First Realty
Web Reference:  http://www.1ListingFee.com
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okiedoke, , Oklahoma City, OK
Wed Oct 31, 2012
Penn Park is pretty good. I think you would be fine there. I've lived there and felt safe enough. Kids ride their bikes around. Neighbors are friendly and respectable. Home prices are reasonable. There are plenty of older people there. I like Camelot and SilverTree neighborhoods.

It is a bit older of a neighborhood now, but still a fairly decent good family area. Not yuppy or wealthy-- middle to lower middle class working types mostly. It's not a luxury area. Plenty of older cars, not pricey cars. Same with houses. They're not luxury mansions of course-- they're mostly 1960s-1970ish slightly older homes, but most I've seen are kept up fairly well on the outside. Some dated inside, but that's to be expected with older comes.

Some crime, though not nearly as much as other areas:

http://www.news9.com/category/161407/crime-tracker

It's a decent middle class neighborhood. Camelot and SilverTree don't have very much crime from what I can see. Usually it's out on Penn or highways that crimes occur-- such as at gas stations. It's not luxury, but it's definitely not bad. I lived there and liked it-- and there's a lot of places in OKC that I wouldn't live in. I would live in Camelot or SilverTree again any day, and would recommend it to my relatives who want more affordable but fine family neighborhoods. I wouldn't suggest granny go out to gas stations on Pennsylvania Ave at midnight. But, living in Camelot and SilverTree? Yes.

If you're looking at apartments in that area, I'm not sure about those. My recommendation is just for the Camelet and SilverTree homes in that area. If you stay out all night and come home at 3 a.m. or something, I might suggest Edmond instead-- just because Edmond tends to be very safe and parts of Pennsylvania Ave (gas stations, fast food places, highways, etc.) aren't the safest place at 3 a.m.. But, Camelot and SilverTree themselves are good enough for me. Most of my neighbors in Penn Park were pleasant working middle class neighbors who took decent to good care of the outside of their homes (for that price range... we're not talking mansion). They were fairly diverse in age and culture/race. Some young with kids, some retired. From what I remember about my neighbors, the cultural mix was half white or more, with some diversity in there too. I'm not sure how much that has changed. Might be even more diverse now. My neighbors were pretty friendly-- not nosy friendly, but pleasant if you passed them walking on the sidewalk. Most young families I knew were usually in their 30s, but I knew a lot of retired neighbors. Some had lived there for decades.I would live in those homes again any day. Apartments anywhere tend to draw a different class of people.
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Trulia Houst…, , Houston, TX
Mon Oct 15, 2012
Hi there!

You can learn all about the crimes in the area here on Trulia: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Oklahoma_City-Oklahoma/crime/

Hope this helps,
Ali, Community Manager
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Wells Bridge…, Agent, OKC, OK
Wed Oct 10, 2012
I always recommend checking with http://www.news9.com 's Crime Tracker as well. I also recommend driving through the areas of interest during the morning, noon, and night to see for yourself what it looks like. If you see a neighbor outside, stop and say hello. They are usually very forthcoming with information about the neighborhood.

Best of Luck,

Bridgett Wells
Keller Williams Realty
651-9320
bridgettwells@kw.com
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Josh Barnett, Agent, Chandler, OK
Wed Oct 10, 2012
Shelovesthosedogs,

News 9 has a great "Crime Tracker" website at: http://www.news9.com/category/161407/crime-tracker, I always instruct my clients to look at the areas in question and then compare their results to areas that they, the clients, already know are acceptable. The results are going to shock you, most people find that areas in question are BETTER that other areas that clients find acceptable!!!!

Rent in the Penn Park area (aka 73120 zip code) can range as low as 600 dollars and as high as 1,250 dollars for the standard Penn Park homes.

Hope this helps,

Josh Barnett, Realtor
Metro First Realty
Web Reference:  http://www.SoldOKC.com
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