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If you are looking to buy a house one of the most important things to consider is the location. Verifying that you will feel safe in that neighborhood before making a move will help eliminate future regret. Now how can you go about finding out the dirt on a specific neighborhood? There are many websites online that can help provide statistics on crime in the area as well as school reviews; however there is no better test then your own personal experience. Much of the data online can be confusing; if you don’t know what you are looking at how do you know what it all means? Our advice is to take a tour of the neighborhood yourself. Go for a walk or even a drive around the neighborhood. This should be done once or twice and at various times of the day to get a better feel for the environment. Do you feel safe as you walk around? Are the homes in the neighborhood taken care of? Look out for signs of neglect such as uncared for lawns, broken windows and graffiti on homes. These signs may also mean the homes in the area are neglected or vacant which can attract crime. Go by the home or neighborhood at night. This will give you a chance to see if the neighborhood changes once it gets dark. It does not hurt to ask business owners in the area as well. Locals can be a great source of information; however they may be biased since you are asking about their own neighborhood.
Another good place to get information on the neighborhood is from the police department. You may want to try and reach out to the local police stations and ask what type of information they can provide. Some local police departments even have website where they post data on police calls made and their location.
Now, if you would like to view crime data online there are a number of sources you use to do your research. Typically the data is displayed on a map that can be searched by neighborhood. Our website provides users a Community Page that can provide links to national sites like EveryBlock.com and NeighborhoodScout.com. Check it out to also get more information on neighborhood that we service such as Quincy MA, Weymouth MA and Braintree MA.
For more information contact Red Door Real Estate today (617) 553-1880.
Red Door Real Estate offers town pages complete with IDX search results featuring homes for sale in each area.
Through the Red Door Real Estate town pages you can easily learn about towns and neighborhoods you may be interested in. Each town page has a brief overview of the area as well as a complete property search of homes for sale in that specific area. This IDX search feed, which pulls homes for sale directly from the Massachusetts MLS, is updated constantly providing the most up to date information on homes available in that area. The town pages are broken down in a number of ways such as by:
- Quincy MA - 02169, 02170, 02171
- Braintree MA – 02184
- Weymouth MA - 02188, 02189, 02190, 02191
- Milton MA - 02186
The holidays are coming to an end and so all the decorations will eventually be taken down and stashed away for next year. To help keep collection of Christmas trees under control the each individual city has their own policy on tree pick up.
Quincy MA -Christmas trees will be collected curbside during the week of January 9 through 13, on your regular trash day. Please remove all tree decorations. Please DO NOT wrap trees in plastic bags.
Milton MA - Christmas trees and wreaths will be collection on January 17-21, 2012. This is MLK weekend so normal collections will be delayed one day.
Braintree MA - Christmas trees will be collected curbside on your regular trash day the weeks of January 9 & 16 only. After that please drop off at 225 Plain St. Compost Site. Open: April 1-January 31: Wednesday - Sunday 7:30 AM-12:30PM &1:00- 3:00 PM
Weymouth MA - The town website was not too clear on when trees would be picked up; however they will also take the trees if left curbside and unbagged.
Boston MA - First Two FULL Weeks in January. Public Works will collect Christmas trees for composting from January 2 to January 13. Remove all ornaments, decorations, and stands from trees and place trees at the curb by 7AM on your recycling day. Do not put trees in plastic bags