Thursday, January 29, 2009

Safe Neighborhood…or Not?

When people on the news say in surprise, "This kind of thing never happens in our neighborhood" it may be true....Or is it?

One of the number one concerns of buyers is moving into a safe neighborhood. San Diego has many wonderful neighborhoods and others that aren't so great. While there are no guarantees in any community, with a little bit of research, you may be able to decrease your chances of moving into a troubled neighborhood.

The internet is a great source of information! On my website under "About San Diego", I have set up links to some of the most useful websites with local information including "Local Government". Under this tab, you will find many local agency links.

Under “Local Government”, you will find a "Sheriff’s Dept” website link, where you can find lots of law enforcement information. At the top of the Sheriff’s website home page, you will find a link to "Resources". This will lead you to a link "Crime Analysis and Statistics" where you can search by address the crime in the area.

If you have children, you may want to click on Megan's Law. This website shows where sex offenders might be in your neighborhood.

A little bit of research can save a lot of headaches down the road.

--Virginia Hall  

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