The City of Ann Arbor Police Department currently offers two ways that citizens can find out crime information in a speedy manner.
(Taken from A2.Gov) Citizens can receive crime alerts by either:
Signing up for an e-mail subscription to receive crime alert communications, which you can do by clicking here.
Subscribing to crimemapping.com to receive crime alerts when new crimes occur near a specific address. To sign up for crime alert e-mails, click here.
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West Ottawa is a fabulous school system. Their High School is ranked 29th in the State of Michigan by US News and World Report (see overview here: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/michigan/districts/west-ottawa-public-school-district/west-ottawa-high-school-campus-10381 ), and their lower-ed schools are good as well.
Much of West Ottawa is rather rural, so you won't typically find "traditional" neighborhoods with houses tightly packed together. The further south you go (toward Holland), the more closely the houses are spaced, and the more populated the area becomes. While I don't hear of much crime in West Ottawa, I'm sure it exists. I would suggest that you contact the Holland Police Department or Ottawa County Sheriff's Department for crime information on the entire area. I live in Grand Haven Township (Grand Haven Public Schools border just West Ottawa school district on the north), and crime here is relatively non-existent... and our schools are fabulous.
The 142nd/Riley area is going to have a more urban feel than most of West Ottawa schools, but it is still a pretty good area. Again, contact the Sheriff/Police for specifics. Personally, I don't think you'd want to go much further south if your description of what you are looking for is accurate.
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I grew up n Roseville and it is an awesome city! My family still owns the home I grew up in. I can say with confidence that it is a very safe city to live in, In 55 years we have never had a problem. It is a great place to raise a family. We obviously lock our doors these days but we enjoy life with a realistic since of security.
We have an incredible city government that has made this possible. It' an old town with good old fashioned integrity and values. Kind of a handed down tradition. In fact, many of my friends from childhood who's parents served as civil employess, are now in the same or similar positions. ;-)... more
Now you know what Realtors have to deal with when we show homes that people do not take care of. It is sickening to have to walk through a home with such filth. Do you think it is the Realtors responsibility to clean these homes.... more
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.