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Crime & Safety in San Mateo County : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Feb 10, 2015
Winnie Tam answered:
Hi Tim

Safe and convenient, in a newer community with new homes. I would do a drive by to check it out at night and in the morning so you can get a better feel of who and what is around. I believe this one is no longer available for rent. ... more
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Wed Dec 4, 2013
Laurie Ransom asked:
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Fri Nov 22, 2013
Pblack.trulia answered:
Hi Michael, why not use Trulia's amazing maps to discover whether or not this is a safe area or not. Check out :,CA/x_map/#for_sale/Redwood_City,CA/16_zm/37.482086,37.494452,-122.245802,-122.215022_xy/density_pcrimes/x_map/

The crime maps are available for every single place in the country, but interpreting the data is a bit tricky. Basically what you need to know is that the red areas can be pretty unsafe for that given COUNTY. I use all caps on county because you can't compare between counties on this map. This is a rather high crime area of san mateo county mostly due to its downtown rwc location near the county jail. Otherwise, it is pretty decent and improving all the time, as RWC is overall!

- Full disclosure: I work at Trulia and am responsible for the maps...I am not an agent but I do live in redwood city.


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Wed Oct 23, 2013
Chris Fisher answered:
Another site that you might find helpful is:

Good Luck!!!
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Tue Apr 24, 2012
David Tapper answered:
A few good areas of SSF are Buri Buri, Avalon Park, and the Industrial area near San Bruno Mountain where the newer homes are.

As for safe, you should check with the SSFPD.


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Fri Jan 21, 2011
Steven Ornellas answered:

A map-based, geo-located, crime stats tooI for Daly City can be found at:

Best, Steve
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Wed Aug 4, 2010
J Mario Preza answered:
If you're concerned about safety versus crime rate, you may find that this part of Daly City has nominal index for crimes, particularly if you're considering the areas or developments that require entry codes and the likes. Then again, if getting statistics on crime rates in any given area are a major concern, one need only type into any search engine online those key words for the given community and you'll get literally dozens of sites that will filter the statistics you seek. However, the best way I have found for most people who want to buy any where at any time and feel relatively good about the neighborhood is to drive the area you've targeted and to drive it at different times of the day -- prior to committing to it, that is. I recall showing a few condos to prospective buyers in a neighborhood that was considered nice, Diamond Heights, and following this strategy, the buyer uncovered enclaves or pockets of low income housing in this otherwise pricey area of San Francisco. Let's remember though, unless you're going to be buying a gated mansion in an isolated community far away from the hustle and bustle of an urban setting, finding a place that has no possibility of any undesirable elements is nearly impossible. But, if you keep an open mind about what you're willing to accept, you'll find that you can locate a good place that you can call home. Oh, and I have sold properties in and around the are you mention, and I don't recall there being any reason to be alarmed at possible safety issues. Hope this helps. ... more
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Sun Nov 22, 2009
Grace Hanamoto answered:
Please post your answer on the question that was asked rather than as a separate question. This way, the questionner will be alerted to your specific answer.

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Fri Aug 7, 2009
Moxa Chiu answered:
Hi Tish,
Sure it is a concern for home buyers. After evaluating and comparing all the choices, I chose to live here (26 years), grow my children here, grow my business here even the price of property cost more here. This is just my opinion. Local police Department will be the best person to address your concern.
Should there be anything I might help, feel free to contact me .
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Thu Apr 23, 2009
David Tapper answered:
Brendan gave you the tools, the only thing I would add is to call the SSFPD and see what kind of crime they have experienced.

Dave Tapper
Cashin Company
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Wed Jan 28, 2009
David Tapper answered:
Wow, I'm sorry to hear that. The crime while the owners lived there should be very easy to prove.
You need to talk with a real estate attorney and you also need to determine what you want. Are you hoping to get out of the contract, or money back?

If it was a short sale, I don't know if you will get anything, but if the seller received cash at the close of escrow, you may have a case. Either way you need to do two things.

Talk with your real estate agent and his or her broker. If you do not have all the disclosures, have your agent get them for you.

Bring the contract, and ALL the disclosures to an attorney you trust. If you do not know one, I will refer you to two.

I'm sorry you have to deal with this.


Dave Tap Tapper
Cashin Company
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Sat Sep 8, 2007
Ed Gory answered:
Good area, lots of families and first time homebuyers there. My grandmother used to live in that area (on Folkstone) as did my sister in law (on Birch). I also have a client on Sunnybrae Blvd., and it's definitely an area that will hold its value over time. The demographic there also has quite a bit of rentals there as well, so keep that in mind ... more
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