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Crime & Safety in 97203 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jun 5, 2012
Wayne Olson answered:
Hi CH,

Real estate brokers are not permitted by law to make judgments about whether or not particular neighborhoods are safe or unsafe or have lower or higher levels of crime. However, http://portlandmaps.com has all the statistical information regarding crime and safety that you need. All you need to do is simply to enter an address in the neighborhood you are interested in living in, and the information will get pulled right up.

Hope this helps.

Best,

Wayne

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Wed Aug 1, 2012
Melina Tomson answered:
If you go to CrimeReports.com you can see what crimes have been reported. PDX pushes their data there as does my city.
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Sun Apr 9, 2017
Dirk Knudsen and Kirra Krussman answered:
Sarah.

Not really. Overall one of the safest neighborhoods you can live. Like all areas there will always be some mixed neighborhoods but for the most part this is a great community well located to almost anything. The schools there are awesome as well.

Again as you are lookign around and analyzing these ares make sure to give me a call for help. We can provide crime stats on almost anylocation that may help you.

Thanks

Dirk Knudsen
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Tue Apr 29, 2008
Dirk Knudsen and Kirra Krussman answered:
It is a very Nice area Dan. It is maybe not an A location but on the rise overall. That is sort of a long hump through traffic to get to HB. Are you looking at moving outside of the city of Portland? That can be a really smart Tax move. Sound slike you might be really committed to being in PDX! If so that si a good area and Yes I think it is a bit more affordable.

Of course we can assist you here as we are the Top selling Brokerage by a very wide margin. I would get some automated searches set up and start pinning down some real values!

Let us know if that would interest you.

Bets wishes;

Dirk Knudsen
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Wed Feb 6, 2013
Dirk Knudsen and Kirra Krussman answered:
Kayt;

Hmmmm.... The livable city and greenest city in the world has an ugly problem raising its head. Gang Violence and Activity is at an All time High. To much emphasis on other spending and the Police have not been taking care of business as well as they could be. Better check your Crime Stats. I love the City but would not live in it other than very few locations. But it is all based upon your reference point.

I was in New York recently and found the City to be just about the same as Portland. I would definitely stay close in to the Core and or downtown. the NW Pearl District area would be nice but $500 K won't get you a house. But Lofts are a natural and you may find a small home for $500K. This is the telecommuter and artisan center of the city. A great place for culture and life after Dark. You will encounter some Crime but not as much.

Other options would be some subutban settings like the revitalization of old town in Lake Oswego...Portland's most affluent area. I would also check out Murrayhill in Beaverton, Villebois in Wilsonville, and the three time award winning Community of the Year in the US...Orenco Station. That one is in a self contained community with stores, shops, parks, High tech Central next to Intels Largest Facility in the World and one block or less to MAx Light Rail. The Property taxes are much lower as well with Property Taxes running 1.5% of Value versus Portland where you face a 2.6% tax or higher. This can mean an extra $5 to $7K per year to live in the City. Check http://www.orencostation.net/ and or www.orenco.info to see homes and more info.

Otherwise Close in SE, Sellwood, and Johns Landing are other possible areas. I think you can find Crime Maps for the City on this site and several other sites. The City has its warts and teh main thing I think is to find a place witht he best combination of things for you and your family.

Let us know if we can help. Hope this straight forward approach helps you realize we have some issues here no matter how rosie others may feel things are.

Let me know if i can help;

Regards;

Dirk T Knudsen
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