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What should I look for in a safe neighborhood?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you’re looking for apartments Spokane is a very safe place to live, but keep in mind that it is still a city.

Before you make a new home out of any city, take time to visit and research neighborhoods. If you think you’ve found a safe community, here are a few questions to ask yourself:

Does this neighborhood have what my family needs?
Think of your family’s lifestyle. Is there a nearby park for your dog? Playgrounds for your kids? Can you drive to work without gridlock? etc.

Think about these issues before you worry about the safety of your neighborhood.

What do your potential neighbors think of the neighborhood?
Ask around; people will usually tell you openly about the issues of the neighborhood because it makes good gossip. If people are mostly rude to you when you approach them, that’s a warning sign. Remember, friendly people = friendly communities.

Also call the neighborhood’s local police station. They’re used to giving open and honest assessments to potential residents.

Do you feel safe driving around the neighborhood, even at night?
Take a day to drive around your prospective neighborhood. If you feel safe, come back at night. Does it still feel safe covered in darkness? Always trust your gut.

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