Asked by Ginger, Saint Louis County, MO Mon Jun 13, 2011

How is this place MAKATI CIR 95123 to rent? Crime, Schools and commute?

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Steven Gary, , San Jose, CA
Tue Jun 28, 2011
Please take my previous advice and rent a house in the Sakamoto Elementary School district located at
6280 Shadelands Drive, San Jose, CA 95123. This is the safest and nicest area of 95123. The real estate prices in the area back it up.

Steven Gary
DRE 01895061
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Erica Glessi…, Agent, San Jose, CA
Tue Jun 28, 2011
That area of San Jose is known as South San Jose or Santa Teresa area.

That particular block of housing is pretty with lots of forest-y trees, very close to the freeway for a decent commute.

As for schools, here is a pretty good map that shows this to be in the Oak Grove School District:

Oak Grove has K-6 elementaries and 7-8 grade middle schools. The high school is in the East Side Union High School District, Oak Grove High School. Oak Grove is a big high school with a lot of opportunities -- yet possibly not considered the "most" college bound of the ESUHSD high schools with an API (one of the ways schools are rated) of 704.

You can type in street names and numbers and find out the name of the high school here if they are in ESUHSD:…

For crime, I use You can type in any address and get what kinds of crime happen.

The Santa Teresa area isn't particularly crime-oriented if you look at all of the areas. It is characterized by a nice style of living, family oriented (in general) and the home values have gone down over the last several years as they have elsewhere in the state.

The schools overall are mid-level if you want to make a sweeping generalization. There are pockets of excellence in the elementaries in the district, but overall, it's not as high ranking as some of the other school districts and regions of San Jose for a similar price.

As far as the commute, without knowing where you would be commuting "to" that's almost impossible to answer!

Feel free to ask other questions.

Erica Nelson
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Adam Difranc…, , Nanuet, NY
Mon Jun 13, 2011
Hi Ginger,

This is a question REALTORS get often. Everyone has thier own resourse they like most. I fully agree with Anna, calling the local police is the best option for finding out about crime rates in a community. Also, visit the neighborhood at different dates and times during the week to get a sense of community.

My personal choice of site for this info is on my website. This link will bring you to my site that has community info reports for both school and crime.

Best of luck in your search, let me know if i can help

Adam DiFrancesco, e-Pro,GREEN,SFR
Lic. Associate Broker NY
Lic. Sales Person NJ
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Mon Jun 13, 2011
If you are concerned about crime, your best source of accurate and up to the minute information are the local authorities, consider a call/visit and ask all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand; if unfamiliar with the area, do revisit more than once and at differesnt times of day; possibly chat with neighbors/locals as well; as for the schools, see link as for the commute, consider Google Maps for directions and distance.
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