Marvin, The city is turning around for the better. I just moved out of the area, not due to anything other than we needed a bigger home. The best thing about the Patterson park and canton area is the community spirit. If you live or are planning on moving to the area i suggest you join there facebook page, and nextdoor.com account. This will keep you up to date on the events, crime, and do's and don'ts. If you need further assistance please feel free to reach out.