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Im buying a house in Gray's Ferry. How safe is it? Crime rates seem lower than other parts of the city.

Asked by Lauren, Mon Apr 28, 2008

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1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 28, 2008
I've lived in Grays Ferry for about 2 years, and the neighborhood is definitely block to block as far as crime is concerned. I would definitely advise driving around at all different hours of the day/night. That is what I did when I purchased my home. I have been very happy there, have great neighbors, and have never once regretted my decision. Good luck with your home buying experience!!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 4, 2010
I recommend that you check out the neighborhood. Talk to the people who live there. Ask them questions such as how have they lived there? What do they think of the area? etc... Visit the site on diffirent time of the day to see for yourself what activities are happening. If you're satisfied, then go for it.. I recommend these suggestions to all my out of state clients who are not familiar with our area.
Happy house hunting.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 14, 2008
Crime rate in Grays Ferry may be lower than some parts of the city (North and West Phila), but crime in that area is getting bad. I know a few police officers in that area (17th Dist) and they tell me they are busy all the time. But like many others had already said, ride around the area all hours of the day thats how you will get the best feel for the neighborhood. My advice, just lock your doors :/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 14, 2008
I recommend asking around neighbors as well as going by the property several times on different days of the week at different times to get a better feel.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 29, 2008
Hello Lauren,

Unfortunately we as realtors can not say whether a neighborhood is safe or not for it may be considered as steering. There is a few things you can do tho. Drive around the neighborhood at various times of the day. Visit the local precinct and has a candid conversation with some officers. They are usually pretty helpful. What many have found the best solution is to interview current homeowners and their neighbors. Some have found this firsthand experience to be the best resource. I'd be happy to assist you in your home search. Feel free to search the local MLS at http://www.mlsfinder.com/nj_trend/jeremyhill/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 28, 2008
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