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Old 10-29-2009, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
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The Dollarway area of Pine Bluff(Nothern PB) is not a bad area to live. Also the Watson Chapel area of Pine Bluff(Southwestern PB)is not a bad area to live in.Then again you might would prefer the White hall area Moderator cut: removed sentence
I hope Dollarway isn't near the university (which seemed like the north side of the city to me). That was probably the worst part of the city that I saw when I was there. There were tons of graffiti and run-down or burnt down houses around that area. I bet UAPB has a tough time recruiting students to go to school there.
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Old 10-30-2009, 10:29 AM
 
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They chose to live about 20 miles away in Warren, which they report is much nicer.
Yes, Warren would be better....although I've never actually been there (we always turn off for Monticello before we get there), the drive through the countryside is absolutely beautiful, and if Warren is like the drive, it's nice.
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:17 PM
 
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Overall I think Pine Bluff is a pretty O.k place to live in. But like I said,I would recomend the southwestern P.B area and the Northern P.B area.
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:26 PM
 
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Never heard anything good about pine bluff. I was told the only people who buy homes there are black. Whites have all moved out that can move out.
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:30 PM
 
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yes,UAPB is in Nothern PB,but when I said Northern Pb,I really meant North,North PB,as in the Dollarway road area.Dollarway road takes you into White Hall.Honostly I think the closer you get to White Hall,the better the houses get.But I actually live along Dollarway Rd. in Pine Bluff,and I love the area.My niece goes to Townsend Park Elementry and she loves it there and I think it is a great school.I think Pine Bluff has major potential to pull a 360.
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
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Not to sound rude, but the area around UAPB looked like a dump when I was there last year. I can understand why so few people go to school there now. It is crazy to think that only around 3K students go there and they can support a football team. UAFS has around 8K and has no plans for football due to the cost.
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:06 AM
 
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Dr. have you ever seen the UAPB band perform? You'll know why they can support a football team That band rocks!

I was talking with a bunch of old Pine Bluffians the other evening. We all had great memories of growing up there. I, too, want to believe it is prime for a turnaround.
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
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Pine Bluff seems to have enough good things to make itself a worthwhile city; it just needs the right people in place to make it happen.

And, no, I never have seen the band. I have only been there once for a job interview last summer.
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:54 AM
 
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I grew up in Pine Bluff, White Hall, and Redfield. While mostly the beginning of my childhood was spent in Pine Bluff I spent most of my school years in White Hall/Redfield. Pine Bluff schools are terrible. I know people say well it depends on the area you live in and that some of them are good, but the bad-good ratio is heavily in favor of the bad. The good things about Pine Bluff are that there's always things to do, it's just certain places that are bad. The Pines Mall is a nice place to hang out, but there has been a shooting there before, and there is frequent gang activity there. The worst place in the city is MLK Jr. Park. Whatever you do don't go in there because even the police dont like going there. White Hall has an excellent school system compared to Pine Bluff and they are also good at keeping crime down. There isn't really much of anything there, and by that I mean there is little crime and also little to do. It is a good place to raise your kids though. Well.... once you get to the high school level there is alot of drug and alcohol abuse going on. I don't know of many people who didn't do at least pot there. Refield is very quiet in certain parts and only has 3k population, but it's so bad on meth and other drugs it's rediculous. Even in junior high you get exposed to these things. In my opinion, White Hall is the best choice for that area, because of the good housing and schools. Just keep up with what your kids are doing if they're in high school.
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:43 AM
 
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If you have children, I would NOT put them into the Pine Bluff School District. I would highly suggest that you move to someplace like Sheridan. You would be gambling with your childrens safety to do otherwise.
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