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Old 07-02-2008, 03:32 PM
 
Location: THEN: Paso Robles, Ca * NOW: Albuquerque, NM
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Hi All --

I have the opportunity to rent a room around Kathryn and San Pedro, and I know it is close to the "War Zone," but I would like to know how War Zone-ish the area actually is.

I've looked at Google Maps and seen the Street View, and there seems to be plenty of newer cars in the area (always a good sign to me).

I've also gone to the APD site to find crime statistics, but there doesn't seem to be a listing.

The rental agreement is month to month, so I don't mind moving to a better area once I get situated. I'm just stressin' about housing (I'm moving from Cali for UNM), and I just want to find a place.


Thanks so much.
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Burque!
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The area is just fine. There is an APD sub-station close by. There is a middle school down the street. You could walk/bike to the grocery store. Blockbusters just moved out of the area though (sorry).

My in-laws live there now and I grew-up in the area (Wilson Wildcats!/Wherry Elementary School). However, there are nicer neighborhoods, but why not give it a chance.
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:50 PM
 
Location: THEN: Paso Robles, Ca * NOW: Albuquerque, NM
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Okay, I'm glad to hear that is it fine. I know it's not upscale (or probably middle scale), but I just don't want to accidentally move into the War Zone.
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Old 07-02-2008, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Burque!
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I would call it lower-middle-class, but not the "war zone" as is often the descriptor.
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Old 07-02-2008, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Abu Al-Qurq
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I think Kathryn & San Pedro is part of the war zone.

Worst neighborhoods according to the city web site (along with crime rate since 2000):

*La Mesa R (46940) (Between Louisiana & Wyoming, N of Central)
*Notify Downtown List (41637)
*Trumbull Village R (37030) (Between Louisiana & Wyoming, S of Central)
*South San Pedro R (30558) (Between Louisiana & San Mateo, Gibson to Central)

I didn't get an aggregate mean or median, but there were few neighborhoods with more than 1000 crimes over that period.

These three neighborhoods: La Mesa, Trumbull Village, South San Pedro are today's war zone, and San Pedro & Kathryn is smack-dab in the middle of South San Pedro.

The crime rate is pretty low for Elder Village, which is the SE corner of South San Pedro, so maybe the real trouble is closer to Central.

I don't say this lightly: stay away from that area.
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Old 07-02-2008, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Burque!
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It's rough around the edges... I would try and get as close to Gibson as possible.

There is also a library and small grocery store at the corner.

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Old 07-02-2008, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Burque!
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Hi All --

I have the opportunity to rent a room around Kathryn and San Pedro, and I know it is close to the "War Zone," but I would like to know how War Zone-ish the area actually is.

I've looked at Google Maps and seen the Street View, and there seems to be plenty of newer cars in the area (always a good sign to me).

I've also gone to the APD site to find crime statistics, but there doesn't seem to be a listing.

The rental agreement is month to month, so I don't mind moving to a better area once I get situated. I'm just stressin' about housing (I'm moving from Cali for UNM), and I just want to find a place.


Thanks so much.
Do you have a specific cross-street? I can only speak for the area directly South and East of that intersection.
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Old 07-02-2008, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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It's rough around the edges... I would try and get as close to Gibson as possible.

There is also a library and small grocery store at the corner.
I have to disagree again, stay as far away from Gibson as possible. For some good rates, you may want to look in the Student ghetto, but the warzone is not nice any part of the day.

Anyone who is telling you that this area is simply "rough around the edges" probably hasn't seen this area first hand.

To live near UNM, perhaps look at some Apartments off of Candelaria. I agree with Zoidberg, avoid the WARZONE
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Old 07-02-2008, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Burque!
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I grew-up there... and have family there. I know it intimately. Streets like California, Indiana, Dakota... all nice streets South of Kathryn.
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Old 07-02-2008, 07:26 PM
 
Location: THEN: Paso Robles, Ca * NOW: Albuquerque, NM
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It's actually 7XX Arizona off of Kathryn and San Pedro. I Google Mapped it, and saw the street view ... it has trees, decent looking houses ... Arizona looks like a nice street.
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