How Safe Is This DC Neighborhood
Let’s get the facts out of the way. Do you want to now how safe this DC neighborhood is? Washington, DC, like all other metropolitan cities have their fair share of strengths and challenges. In many neighborhoods in an ultra-urban environment like DC, you have the choice of dozens, if not hundreds, of restaurants, bars, museums, theaters and national monuments to keep you occupied 365 days a year. With that said, we have diversity and crime just like the one stoplight town of Mineral, VA.
As Realtors, when assisting buyers find that perfect home, many times we are asked about the safety, economic and/or national origin that makes up any particular area. Other common questions we receive revolve around children or sexual orientation. Well, the answer from anyone licensed to sell real estate is pretty easy: As Realtors, it is illegal for us to make representations about almost anything but the home we are looking at.
Don’t think that we are leaving you out on your own, however. While we may not be able to give our opinions or knowledge of specific types of information, it is our job to help you find
out where you can find it for yourself. In general, here is a sample of data and resources we are allowed and do provide on a daily basis:
- General home values of different neighborhoods
- Transportation options
- Types of homes available
- Specific comparable property sales/values
- Education on making and offer
- Home inspection assistance
- Choosing title company
- List goes on…
For those things that we can not discuss, we have many good options for you to review the data. Let’s start with the 2010 U.S. Census. You can get extremely detailed information of the number of households, economic makeup, national origin, number of children and age, just to name a few. You can find census data here.
For crime reports, the best site is the DC Police directly. You can search by address and choose the proximity you want the data from. They categorize the data into different types of crimes and you also have the option to cho0se the date range. Here is the crime report link.
These are just two sites that are used daily for data on neighborhoods. If you are looking for other data, please let us know and we will get you there.