I have just joined this web site and see this is an old question. Union County as a whole is considered a safe place to live, we do have minor problems but not like the big cities. The average price of homes is around $140,000. I have a website that is very informational, you can search properties and look at the communities it is www.eradriggers.com. If the property is in good shape and priced to the neighborhood most of La Grande is a good resale. A few of the busy streets are a little hard to sell unless they are priced under the market. If you are still looking I can get you more information.