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Crime & Safety in Essex County : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Dec 12, 2013
Heath Coker answered:
I would contact a local police department to help with this answer.

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Fri Mar 10, 2017
Christine Moran Realtor & Notary answered:
If you are asking about washington street in springfield you can call and get a report.
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Fri Aug 31, 2012
Wen Farina answered:
Hi Juliet,

that is a questions that Realtors can not answer. However, you can check online for crime stats or contact the police station to get the information you need.
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Wed Jul 9, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety concerns, your best source of accurate and up to the minute information are the local authorities; consider a visit/call and ask all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. ... more
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Mon Apr 27, 2009
Paul Stonkus answered:
The only way to get a true answer to your question would be for you to call the police department and ask them. If you can give a competent Realtor a specific address, they should be able to give you an "off the record" read on that location.
01904 is traditionally the "best" part of town by many personal judgements. There are parts of 01902 that are also desireable to many such as the Diamond District. There are also parts of 01905 that are highly desireable and over time, much harder to buy a house in than either 01904 or 01902.
My personal definition of a "good" location is an area where everyone owns where they live. I believe that if you use that as a criteria, you'll get a reliable answer. 01904 is much more predominantly single family in nature than 01902 is. By definition you will find a much higher proportion of tenants in a multifamily area.
If you'd like to give me a specific location, I'd be glad to give you my impression.
good luck=-
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Thu Apr 2, 2009
Arlene Santangelo answered:
Good morning, Christina:
You can contact the local police department either in person or by phone. They would be your very best source of information. Good luck!
Arlene Santangelo
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Mon Jun 9, 2008
Paul Stonkus answered:
The area bounded by Western Ave., and Eastern Avenue down to the beach is not the best part of town. There are definitely better areas to purchase in and be more assured of a better return on your investment. The Diamond District, loosely contained within the Ocean Street, Lewis/Broad Streets and Nahant Streets neighborhood lines may be slightly better than the rest of that area, but it's still within a couple blocks of a difficult area that is more congested and made up primarily of a population much less likely to own the homes they live in.
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Sun Mar 9, 2014
Melissa Mancini answered:
Researching crimes statistics can be easily done online, but often times these sites are not updated as much as they should be. Your best bet for the most accurate and up to date information is seeking the help of a local police department and asking them to provide the police log for at least the last 12-24 months for the neighborhood and surrounding areas you are researching.

Melissa Mancini, Realtor, CBR, GRI
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