Tonight I decided to take a few of our favorite properties that we had found on the MLS and look them up on the registered sex offenders web site. I used the one on the Seattle.gov site HERE. The frustrating thing, I discovered, was that I don't know what to make of the information I have gathered. It turns out, for instance, that where we live now has nine registered sex offenders within a one mile radius. Our favorite house we saw today has 19. I don't know what that means, though. As a mother I think even ONE is too many, but what about 19? 19 that we could potentially walk past on a daily basis while out on our walks, on the way to the park, on our way to the library. But does that make this location more dangerous?
If you have any insight in to this, I'd love to hear it.
Oh, and on a side note, I forgot to add that yesterday our realtor told us that the average first time home buyer was 37 years old. I was really surprised, but that means we're ahead of the average! It sure hasn't felt like it, but it's a fun fact, nonetheless!