I found a park in Illinois and during my research of the area I discovered the city had three times the reported crime when compared to the rest of the state. I spoke to a neighborhood policing police officer and inquired about the park and the surrounding area. His comment was, “I wouldn’t buy there.” He then went on to tell me about the crime inside and outside the park.
I’ve read the other strings and understand that problems in a park present an opportunity for a better purchase price but what wasn’t discussed was the crime rate in the surrounding area. I’d like to know what you park owners feel is an acceptable level. Is this subjective for each of us? How do you discern when the crime rate is too high and it would affect your parks?