Monday, February 19, 2007
Safe Neighborhoods close to ND?
Q:I am looking to move into the South Bend area from Massachusetts to go to Notre Dame and was wondering what the safest neighborhoods close to campus would be to buy my first home. Also if you have information on Neighborhood Watch areas.

A: This is a question I get a lot. We obviously cannot recommend a specific neighborhood for you to live in, however there are many areas near campus that are being rehabilitated and improved. I would suggest you try contacting Student Affairs at the University, since they may be able to provide you with some options, or contact a local realtor to help you find an area that suits your needs. Many areas in the city have active neighborhood watch programs. I would suggest once you narrow down your house selections, you can contact our Crime Prevention unit for more information on what areas you are considering have such a program in place.

posted by South Bend Police Department @ 12:43 PM  

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