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Old 08-15-2016, 07:13 AM
 
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I am interested in the Indian Heights area of Kokomo since it is on the south side and would have easy access to some of the northern suburbs of Indianapolis which are too expensive for me. The housing seems relatively inexpensive in the Indian Heights area. Is that a fairly safe neighborhood?
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Old 08-18-2016, 04:52 PM
 
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No serious crime to speak of but they do have a problem with vandalism, cars being broken into, small items being stolen off of your property etc. They have a continuous problem with sewer, water and garbage pick up issues. The neighborhood is very heavy with kids and teenagers. Don't know if you have children but the Taylor school district is not the best Howard County has to offer.

I don't know how familiar you are with Kokomo but there are plenty of better neighborhoods within a couple of miles of the heights. Anywhere in Kokomo is an easy commute to indy via US 31.

Homes in the heights are not going to be the best value for your money.
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:03 AM
 
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I am not that familiar with Kokomo. Where are the better neighborhoods?
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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I am not that familiar with Kokomo. Where are the better neighborhoods?
What's your budget, and are schools important?
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:58 AM
 
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What is your budget?
Country or in town?
Do you have children?

It will be easier to suggest some neighborhoods if we know a little bit more about what you're looking for?
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Old 08-24-2016, 12:50 PM
 
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I'm retiring and can probably afford a house between 80-100,000. All of our children are grown-up. We would like at least two bedrooms and two bathrooms with at least 1200 square feet.
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Old 08-24-2016, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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I'm retiring and can probably afford a house between 80-100,000. All of our children are grown-up. We would like at least two bedrooms and two bathrooms with at least 1200 square feet.
With no commute and no school-age children, you can find plenty of options in decent Kokomo neighborhoods. Understand that Kokomo is a working-class town. It's trying to improve.

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Old 08-26-2016, 04:22 AM
 
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Kokomo is in disarray right now because of the tornados but I would encourage you to visit Kokomo once things calm down a little. With your budget and requirements you will have a lot of options to choose from. Drive around and get used to the layout of the city, then you'll have a better idea of the type of neighborhood you would prefer. You are going to have a lot of options in your price range. Crime and traffic are really not a huge concern wherever you decide. Holiday Hills, Maple Crest, Vinton Woods neighborhoods are a good place to start. Its true that Kokomo is a largely blue collar Union town but you will find that people are very proud of their automobile heritage and history here. We're trying to diversify and bring in some different types of industry but people have a tendency to get offended if someone acts like they're to good to work at Chrysler,GM or Delphi. Good Luck Kokomo really has a lot going for it. All around decent place to live.
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Old 08-26-2016, 10:44 AM
 
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Central Indiana sure seems to get a lot more tornadoes than we do up here in Northern Indiana. Thanks for the information.
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Old 08-26-2016, 04:19 PM
 
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Central Indiana sure seems to get a lot more tornadoes than we do up here in Northern Indiana. Thanks for the information.
You're welcome, we do get more tornados then northern Indiana but we really don't get that many.
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