Reader Iris K wants to know.
Have at it.
I’ve been having a tough time trying to get a straight answer on this subject, so maybe you can help me. I’m wanting to move to New York, but I don’t want to live in the city. I was looking maybe moving to one of the outlying cities such as Mount Vernon and New Rochelle. I’ve tried to ask my realtor which areas to avoid, but with no help its against her license regulations to tell me which neighborhoods are bad and crime ridden. I’ve found a few houses in New Rochelle that are in my budget but I’m not sure if the area is safe. I’ve also found some in Mount Vernon in the north-side area, since I did find a tip that south-side was dangerous. I could really use some help in this, I don’t want to buy a home in an area I’m going to regret later.