It isn't bad at all. It just depends on where. Cordova has varying pockets of really nice areas and up-kept, upscale homes built in 90's, 2000's, owned by families that care about their area/neighborhood, but these pockets can be right next to areas that are not as good/well-maintained. It is probably as unique a real estate opportunity as there is. There are deals to be had on really nice, large homes for very reasonable price/sqft. I live in Berryhill Farms, in the section that is closest to Riverwood Farms. Our area of Berryhill is really nice because of this proximity to a nicer part of Cordova, but also because it is a part of Berryhill Farms that was developed by leaving all of the mature trees and topography (south side of Chimneyrock). If you look at B.F. areas on the N side of Chimneyrock, it was developed by razing all of the trees and flattening everything (not nearly as aesthetic). Of course, also, the further tucked back off Chimneyrock or Dexter, the better (naturally). I've been in this area for 8 years, and every neighbor around me and at least two or three houses down have been there longer. This is a stable area, but go down 1/4 mile in various directions (like closer to Cordova High, and things are more volatile/more movement in sales/not as up-kept, etc). I liken Cordova to midtown, like Cooper-Young area. There are some REALLY nice pockets of houses/neighborhoods, but it can be right next to areas that are not as nice. So, if you are selling, you probably can keep your shirt if you are in a better "pocket". If you are buying, there are good values for the size to be had if you figure out where these "pockets" are. Hope this was helpful.