Does Northern California have any safe cities in the Solano or Contra Costa county?
My husband got a job offer in the solano county area and we went for a week to look around the area. I lived in California back in the 1990's and moved to Miami, Fl with my parents in 1999. we have small children and researching the cities all I read about is the gang violence and that really changing my mind about moving over there. Does anyone know what are the safest cities in either Solano County or Contra Costa? Thank you in advance for your answers.
- LandlordLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
Good cities in Contra Costa country are Orinda, Lafayette and Moraga.
You need to not live in Solano county, the entire thing is pretty low income and there is a lot of violent crime there..
- BillLv 77 years ago
Solano and Contra Costa counties are suburban areas north east of the San Francisco bay area. They are mostly farming communities and should not be over run with gang violence. I suggest you contact local law enforcement to determine criminal statistics and the local school board to determine educational effectiveness, Good Luck
- loanmasteroneLv 77 years ago
Are you interested in the purchase of a house or renting for a certain period of time? If you are interested in the purchase of a house, you would need to become pre-approved for a mortgage loan, after which you would be able to engage the services of a real estate agent in counties in which you would want to live.
There is crime in every city. Many times on TV, I see people saying who would have thought this would happen in this neighborhood.
Web sites might be a good place to find an apartment or house to rent, if you want to go through the entire list to find one in your state and then city.
The best place to look for places to rent is to go to the yellow pages of your telephone book, look under property managers.
These individuals list properties for rent in certain areas, so make sure you select the areas in which you wish to rent.
Call several of the property managers listed there, tell them you want a list of properties that they have for rent. Some will fax, email or mail the list of local places to rent along with the address, number of bedrooms and bath rooms, amenities available, such as washer and dryers or gyms, the monthly rental of the unit. Most will include a rental application. These list will include the monthly rental required, if a lease or month to month agreement will be signed. They will also indicate if they will accept Section 8 vouchers. They will also indicate it they have disabled access, allow pets and if so the type allowed.
They might indicate a web site that you might visit to get their list of places to rent. In most instances you would be able to see a visual picture of the rental that are offered for rent.
It does not cost to get a rental list from a reputable property manager. Some will require you to stop by their office and pick up the list. A lot of them post their list outside of their office, so the list are available 24/7 365.
Make sure you don't fall for the scams and purchase a list as 70%-80% of these list are composed of free list they have compiled. They are not the property managers of any property in most instances.
You might also google Property managers in whatever city or community you want to live in and see what comes up. Again do not pay for this information as it is free from reputable property managers.
You might consider obtaining a crime report from the city in which you would want to reside.
I hope this has been of some benefit to you, good luck.
- 7 years ago
The whole state will be under water when The Big One / earthquake hits. Crime...it's everywhere...don't worry about crime.
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- RockyLv 67 years ago
use web site "spotcrime" for the address your moving from then possible address your moving to