Where is a safe place to live in Augusta GA

Posted by Caroline Ashe on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 at 3:36pm.

I am asked frequently, "Where is a safe place to live in Augusta GA?" I am especially given this question as a female from other females or mothers thinking of their child's safety. Well, the term "safe" is relative. What I feel is safe, may not be to others. Honestly, you can live in an expensive gated community and still be robbed. I guess my best advice is become informed, manage your risk, and rely on your "gut-gauge"

There are a couple of ways that you can check out an area. First, call the local police department and get a police report from neighborhoods and areas of Augusta that you have an interest in living. They will give you the best representation of what kind of crime and activity an area is experiencing. Second, manage your risk by looking around at the area. I firmly believe in what my real estate experience has taught me- that you can get a good idea of what problems a neighborhood is facing based on the overall exterior appearance of a neighborhood. Look for neighborhoods where the majority of the homes and yards are clean and maintained. Make sureImage courtesy of artur84/FreeDigitalPhotos.net there are not constant crowds of people hanging out, drinking, and seem overall disruptive. Lastly, rely on your senses. Your senses will tell you more than I or anyone else can about your comfort level. If you do not feel comfortable when you walk up to a property, then maybe that area is not right for you. Finally, go online and Google your areas of interest. The internet and social media will be teaming with up to date information on the Augusta neighborhood you are interested in.

You are responsible for finding a place you feel comfortable with and that you feel is safe. Learn to look at your surroundings, ask questions from local authorities, and go with your instincts. The combination of these three factors will help you to find a home location that you will be happy with now and in the future.

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Caroline Ashe, Realtor I www.northofthesavannah.com I 706-589-1360 I caroline@carolineashe.com

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