Rumors are exceptional brain numbing from time to time. This one I have heard more than once about Canyon Country CA and have the same answer for each client that brings it up.
First and foremost, could this vicious rumor be about all of Canyon Country CA, or would it be restricted to a specific area?
At one point, in the not so far past, there was a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy killed by a very bad person in Stevenson Ranch. Stevenson Ranch CA is supposed to be one of the “higher rent” districts in the Santa Clarita Valley cities.
A similar point I could make is that I’d imagine if you look at Brentwood, you may find a double homicide that was well talked about back in the day that involved a high profile Heisman Trophy winner. Clicking on the Brentwood real estate link won’t have you feeling sorry for that city – WOW anyone?
Turning my sights back onto Canyon Country brings into focus apartments. Lots of apartments. Calling the local law enforcement officials, the LASD gives you the skinny. There is also a small fraction of homeless teens that are drug addicted who are living in the wash. Ah, that explains the high incidence of BFMV – Burglary from Motor Vehicle type times.
Why would a cop be telling you these things? In order to dissuade? No, I would want to know and to give other examples that put these “rumors” in the proper perspective.
Every community has their “higher than normal crime” areas. Those places that are not good enough for certain folk. I’ve met clients who were cut from 500 thread cut silk and who never operated anything less than a 48″ Sub Zero.
I have seen both ends and both have similar beauty and have the same stench when you get right down to it.
Most of any issues can be handled by that call to the local Law Enforcement jurisdiction. You will ask for the detectives in charge of a certain area. Or, you may have to speak with the patrol officer that is known as a “lead” or “senior lead” officer. Once you get the vernacular correct, you will be able to get down to business.
You will be able to call them and find out where they live 🙂 – They will tell you without holding back.
Most people want to be left alone, especially when at home. People want the right to defend themselves. They want to be home to do what they want and want to trust bad things won’t happen while they are away.
I’d live in Canyon Country. I have a lot of cop friends that live in Canyon Country. I have a lot of non-cop friends that live in Canyon Country. And the things all of these people have in common, they have no issues living and raising families in Canyon Country CA!
Our “fresh into escrow” discussion with our clients put a lot of these concerns at rest.
The doorknocking of the neighboring homes cannot be overstated. It needs to happen closer to the beginning than the end. Having sufficient time to cancel escrow is important.
BTW, I know a lot of cops that I worked with who we have sold properties in Canyon Country. Our first home was in Newhall CA., go figure.