When buying a house take a deeper look.
This is a 4 part series on neighborhoods and surroundings.
What is an ideal neighborhood?
Compare these scenarios a public housing complex , regular apartment complex , single family and multi family mix and entirely single family owner occupied homes.
The more people you have in an area , the more chances of crime, violent and drug related, They both go hand in hand.
The more densley populated and area is the more chance there is for crime. This leads to the differences in places like Public Housing complexes compared to market rate apartment complexes. There are too many personalities to deal with in this situation. Think of it as 20 fish in a 1 gallon fish bowl. It’s not a good site. This is what leads to anger and frustration. Word travels fast , everyone sees what everyone else has , and there is very little privacy, even though you close your own door at night.
While the complex comes together as a whole against outsiders, there is still conflict internally. The complex will mainly police themselves , the police step in when things get too out of hand. If you’ve never seen this you may not understand the concept.
Some people will get out and some never will because they get caught in the loop of this style of living. It is not because of the lack of knowledge or education. It is mainly because of the environment and lack of exposure to anything outside. So this becomes the norm.
The crime spills into the immediate area surrounding the complexes. There is always someone up and wandering in the projects but the people in the surrounding area go to sleep and have set patterns. (work , school, sleep , whatever the case may be)
This is where the opportunity arises for robbery , burglary etc. The outlying areas are the well to do people to the people in the complexes and are considered outsiders. This makes them and their property fair game.
Next we will compare market rate apartments.