Poway, California residents and homebuyers are a lucky bunch, as the city has recently been ranked among the 10 safest cities across America. But it’s not the only area in San Diego to rank highly.
Recognizing its importance, on-demand home services company SERVIZ recently became concerned with the issue of home safety across America when it realized that it was failing as many as 1 in 3 home contractors for criminal background checks in some areas.
Concerned at these numbers, SERVIZ then researched and assembled its groundbreaking new Home Safety Rankings (HSR) Index for over 100 metropolitan areas across the U.S.
The result? San Diego-area residents and prospective homeowners can rejoice, as the area came out with some high rankings and ratings overall.
Protected in Poway
Leading the way was local San Diego metro-area city Poway, which ranked among the top of that list. Out of 108 metro areas analyzed and ranked for home safety, Poway was ranked the #8 safest across the United States, with a score of 64 out of 100 (100 is safest) and an A+ overall safety rating.
The SERVIZ Poway and San Diego-area Home Safety Ranking was achieved as a result of proprietary data collected over the last 5 years serving over 200 thousand customers, and 300 thousand home improvement jobs, and other publicly available sources. In addition to nationwide rankings on 108 cities, the HSR examines the home safety habits and concerns of residents through city page infographics, and the statistics and findings have the approval of the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) as well.
Your chance of becoming a crime victim in Poway is just 1 in 87—quite a contrast to Washington, D.C., for instance, which was 1 in 4.
San Diego-area Safety
Neighboring cities to Poway also scored high on the SERVIZ Home Safety Ranking Index, with San Marcos receiving a highly ranked 38 out of 100 on the safety index, and an A- overall score. Carlsbad scored well too, with a 34 out of 100, a B+ rating, and with citizens having a 1 in 48 chance of being the victim of a crime.
Your chance of being the victim of a crime is 1 in 52 in San Marcos (a very good number), 1 in 48 in Carlsbad, and in San Diego itself, homeowners have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a crime victim (considerably safer than the average of 1 in 33 across California, or with the national average of 1 in 35 across the U.S.). San Diego residents’ biggest concerns, meanwhile, were crime (58.5%), earthquake/flood (36.8%), and fire (34.9%).
San Diego also scored well in the Index overall, with a B- score that was higher than most other U.S. cities. In the San Diego metro area, 1 in 9 home repair pros failed background checks – a good statistic when compared to other cities like Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Dallas, and more.
Interested residents can see how California stacks up against other states for home safety here.
Helping Homeowners Nationwide
Ultimately, SERVIZ isn’t just analyzing crime stats or helping homeowners nationwide focus on home safety – the SERVIZ app is actually helping homeowners stay safer when booking home services right from their PCs or phones (booking a safe, highly rated, and fully vetted handyman in just a few mouse clicks). Their goal is that those New Year’s home repair resolutions are now easier (and safer) than ever.
SERVIZ offers a safer, faster, easier, and more transparent way to book and buy home services online. SERVIZ aims to disrupt the $400 Billion home services industry by utilizing its proprietary on-demand technology platform and its network of service professionals to help consumers locate the home service professionals they need when they need them. From handyman work to plumbing, carpet cleaning and appliance repair, SERVIZ provides highly rated, background-checked and licensed professionals at the click of a button, all backed by the SERVIZ Consumer Protection Plan.
Headquartered in Sherman Oaks, California, the company has raised over $29M in funding from Groupon Inc., PointGuard Ventures, ENGIE, and additional investors.
To learn more about SERVIZ, please visit http://www.serviz.com. Download the free SERVIZ App on Google Play or iTunes for immediate use as well.
Ready to make the move? Check out our latest listings in the Poway area.
15190 Saddlebrook Ct.
Located in the private enclave of Saddlebrook Estates sits this stunning gated home built by McCullough Ames. Sited at the end of a cul de sac, this 4-bedroom home boasts numerous upgrades & details. Comfortable yet elegant and rich in details and finishes such as wood and slate flooring, wainscoting, crown moldings and Dutch doors enhance this impressive home. Also offering 5-car garage parking which includes one detached 2-car with its own bathroom that can be transformed in a guest house. The amazing backyard is perfect for relaxation or entertaining the masses. The covered patio with fireplace and built-in BBQ bar also offers plenty of room to dine alfresco. Combined with the stunning views of the surrounding hillsides and beyond and right on the Poway Trail Head, this home is truly special! For more information visit http://bit.ly/2DTBCsu
13980 Millards Ranch-Lot 46
Once you cross the stone bridge, custom entry gates part to grant access to a setting of serenity and quiet beauty unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Towering eucalyptus and sycamore trees frame your approach to the architecturally exquisite Craftsman style custom home. The house is situated on 4.15 acres; Seller will entertain offers $1,550,000 – $1,925,000 for the house parcel alone. All three parcels may be purchased as a package. Adjacent parcel of 6.6 acres holds special appeal for the equestrian; featuring a 3400 square foot barn, flat land suitable for a sizable arena, a building pad and plans for a 7,000 square foot future residence. Parcel of 4.17 acres is unimproved. Seller will entertain offers between $2,000,000 – $2,500,000 for the package. For more information visit http://bit.ly/2DSonIS
14249 Jerome Drive
Selling below market value, this remodeled ranch on nearly one acre comprises of a Gourmet Chef’s kitchen quartz and granite counters and an open concept. Sitting on a beautiful one acre lot with gorgeous views of the mountains, hills and valleys in the North Poway neighborhood, this is offered at $896,995. For more information visit http://bit.ly/2DT3O2N.
14022 Olive Meadows Place
This charming single level home on quiet cul-de-sac highlights outdoor living at it’s finest! Entertainer’s dream boasts large lagoon style pool with 2 Baja benches, over-sized spa & cozy fire pit. Enjoy outdoor movie nights and the big game with friends from the pool/spa or while relaxing under the shaded cabana with built-in bar & storage. Walk to the Farmer’s Market, parks, shops and Poway Unified Schools. Additional features: solar, turf, newer roof, landscaping, newer upgrades & more! Welcome Home! Seller will entertain offers between $698,000 and $738,000. For more information visit http://bit.ly/2E8IN3K
17794 Old Winery Way
Value Range $1,595,000-$1,689,000. A beautiful custom, single level home with a well thought out floor plan located in prestigious Old Winery Estates awaits you. The circular driveway welcomes you to this immaculate 6 BR home featuring a gorgeous formal living room, spacious family room with floor to ceiling brick fireplace and vaulted wood beam ceiling adjacent to the open kitchen with granite counter tops and center island. The expansive level backyard features a sparkling pool with spa, large patio area and built in BBQ. Secondary bedroom wing features 4 BR and 2 Jack and Jill bathrooms. The beautiful office features a wall of built-ins. Home is built by John Neal. For more information visit http://bit.ly/2DXlEla
18773 Heritage Drive
Rare Heritage Lot! Gorgeous Level Pad with Panoramic Views! The Heritage is perhaps the most desirable luxury gate guarded community in Poway. Build your custom estate on this private with a level pad set on a 8.49 acre lot suitable for a single level home. Preliminary Plans have been drawn for a 5400 sq ft home with outdoor living spaces! Set in the award winning Poway School district! Views of the Lake Hodges Basin and Pasture! For more information visit http://bit.ly/2DS0BMU