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Old 01-21-2012, 12:47 PM
 
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We live here for over a month now, and has not really seen or experienced anything bad yet in the neighborhood. We recently bought a 3/2 house for 110K --with new windows, flooring, remodeled kitchen and bathroom, new air conditioning and heater units, stove and range, they built a dishwasher enclosure(for some reason, there was no dishwasher in the house) , electrical and plumbing was updated, roof problems was repaired etc. The garage is large with lots of cabinets for storage. It was a bank owned house, and the repair was included in the loan. We only paid close to $850 a month including all the insurance and taxes. Even in North Highlands, I don't think we can find a 3 bedroom house for that price.

We are advised not to have bought the house, but I think it is a good deal, but then, I am not knowledgeable about the area or about real estate.
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:22 PM
 
Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
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Check out the Sacramento Sheriff's web site for crime stats. You can enter your address and a radius or the whole zip code and see the reported crime in the area. That's probably the best way to look. Someone without personal experience of crime might say it's very safe, someone else who was a victim will say it's very dangerous.

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Old 01-22-2012, 07:49 AM
 
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Thanks, NinaN, I will look it up.

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Old 01-23-2012, 05:25 PM
 
Location: San Leandro
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Depends on what you are used to. It's not the killing fields of East Oakland or even remotely close, but in the Sacramento area it is generally regarded as a less than optimal place to live. There may not be a murder every several days, but a good amount of robberies, shootings, car and home burglaries, graffiti, bad schools, etc. I would not move there with out a state of the art alarm system, a double barrel shot gun, and a Rottweiler, but that is just me.
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Grass Valley,CA.
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Depending on the street, NH is more depressing than actually dangerous.
I would definitely keep cars in your garage and get an alarm system for the house. there are groups in NH that are known for stealing cars and running "chop shops", and for home burglaries of electronics like laptops.
Enjoy your new place!
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:03 PM
 
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I have lived in Sacramento my entire life. Been in NH for last 15 yrs. For the past 2 years it has became increasing worse! Lots of gun fire especially. If you don't act stupid usually there is nothing to worry about. Keep eyes and ears open and you will be just fine. Born and raised in Carmichael and I would recommend living there also Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights, Orangevale. Cost much more but if you can afford it definitely move there.
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:56 PM
 
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North Highlands is somewhat of a large area. There are parts of it that really sketchy and parts of it especially as you get closer to ARC that lack charm but are basically safe. In general I would probably avoid the areas of North Highlands that are West of 80 and south of Elk Horn Blvd. North of Elk Horn Blvd the neighborhood gets better at you get closer to Antelope. East of 80, the neighborhood gets better as you get closer to ARC.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:53 AM
 
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I agree Shelato! I live across from the old McClellan AFB. Off of Ast. My little nitch of a neighborhood has been fine but just got pretty bad in the last 2 yrs. Been in contact with Sheriff Dept. Congress woman and attending community meetings trying to make a difference.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:58 AM
 
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Before you move into Nh drive bye your possible new residence in the evening time on the weekends. it will give you a better idea of what it is really like. " More than Once"
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Grass Valley,CA.
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I have lived in Sacramento my entire life. Been in NH for last 15 yrs. For the past 2 years it has became increasing worse! Lots of gun fire especially. If you don't act stupid usually there is nothing to worry about. Keep eyes and ears open and you will be just fine. Born and raised in Carmichael and I would recommend living there also Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights, Orangevale. Cost much more but if you can afford it definitely move there.
Carmichael is pretty nice, for the most part. I feel very safe here.
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