We cannot make this decision for you â€“ there are so many more factors involved than those you have listed. It would seem obvious to me that you want to live in a home where the landlord will assume responsibility for issues that go wrong. I own rentals myself and it is our policy to correct issues as they arise. There are other more important issues: proximity to major streets, railroad tracks, safe places for children to play, overall security and safety, convenience â€“ just to name a few.
My recommendation here is to go with your gut â€“ make the choice that feels the best for you and your family.