Although safe neighborhoods aren’t hard to find in Medford, here are a few tips to make sure you find a neighborhood that fits your needs. Due to fair housing laws Dan Westbrook isn’t allowed to use the word safe to describe a neighborhood. But you will be told to check out the area you are considering. This is exactly what you should do.
Walk around the neighborhood in Medford, Ashland or Central Point at several different times throughout the day. Trust your gut. You will be a part of the neighborhood after you buy a house there. Make sure the neighborhood fits your wants and needs just like the house does.
While walk around your potential Oregon neighborhood look at the other houses. Are any of them abandoned, are there any missing street lights? The broken window rule comes into play here. If there aren’t many dark and lonely spots, chances are you’re safe. You and your neighbors are the first line of defense. Look for a neighborhood in OR that takes pride in the neighborhood.
See if your new neighborhood is built with safety in mind. While walking through the neighborhood, here are a few things to look for. Multiple use areas like parks, well maintained land and buildings, people out walking.
You can also find crime data online. But keep in mind that the data doesn’t tell the whole story. Your best bet is to talk to your prospective neighbors. Let them tell you about the Medford neighborhoods.
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