Buying a house in Point Breeze - what is the area like?

My husband and I are looking to buy a beautiful house on Dorrence st. I truly love the house, still getting to know the neighborhood, but my husband is not convinced yet because he is not sure if it's a safe neighborhood. Can someone tell me more about how is to live in Point Breeze?
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LASmith 2yrs+
If this was several years ago, I would have told you that you may want to try to find a home elsewhere due to the neighborhoods crime issues. However, under South Philly's new City Council Representative, the neighborhood is becoming a promising place to live. The architecture , as well as growing businesses, make Point Breeze one of Philadelphia's new ideal places. Streets have been cleaned up and the crime rate has dropped a lot in recent years. As the years progress, it will quite possibly get to the point that Point Breeze is a premiere living district and property values will go through the roof. In my opinion, now would be a great time to buy while people are still being skeptical about the neighborhood and prices are not super outrageous.
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