How is the crime around that area. Is a nice area in general to live . we like to build a house on Fayetteville rd and we are wondering ,

Asked by Raclepa, Durham, NC Sun Apr 1, 2012

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My NC Homes…, Agent, Chapel Hill, NC
Mon Apr 2, 2012
Fayetteville Rd is a commercial street and while there are a few homes on some stretches of it I would not recommend building a home on this street itself as you will constantly hear traffic. If you are determined to build a home in this area I would strongly suggest you focus on residential areas located off this main traffic artery. Other things you may wish to consider are school districts as this zip-code is serviced by two vastly different middle and high schools and four different elementary schools for example.

Southwest Durham is a great location in general and the residential areas in the 27713 zip-code are not particularly high crime areas. You can always use the Durham Crimemapper program: http://gisweb.durhamnc.gov/gis_apps/crimedata/dsp_entryform.cfm which is an excellent source of specific information. I have been referring buyer clients to it for years.

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