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Old 04-27-2008, 08:39 PM
 
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My husband and I are looking to relocate to Jonesboro. I was just wondering if anyone knew good and bad areas of town. I see that housing costs vary drastically within a small area. We are planning to both attend ASU and are looking to buy a small house for a reasonably small amount. I would appreciate any help.


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Old 04-27-2008, 08:59 PM
 
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Jonesboro has many good neighborhoods to choose from. My current neighborhood in JB is averaging around the low 100s with some cheaper if needed. However, be aware that cheaper neighborhoods will have more college students and can be noisy at times. If that doesn't bother you, you will be able to find a home much cheaper. As far as places to avoid, the areas surrounding downtown are older and the SES is lower in most of those areas.

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Old 04-27-2008, 09:16 PM
 
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Thanks for that! I don't think we would mind a little noisy. I don't mean to sound ignorant, but what is SES?
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Old 04-27-2008, 09:21 PM
 
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Not at all, socioeconomic status. Didn't want to sound rude, but "poorer".
Look on Montego Bay or Jamaica streets for cute homes in the mid 80s, these are really close to ASU.
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Old 04-27-2008, 09:25 PM
 
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Got ya! That helps a bit.
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Old 05-05-2008, 08:14 PM
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You're right. Prices vary greatly within a small geographic area. Generally speaking, I wouldn't buy a house north of Johnson Avenue. There are some decent and relatively inexpensive areas in west Jonesboro. You will really need to carefully choose the streets/areas, because the good/bad areas can change quickly. You're probably not going to find anything in your price range in the extreme south part of town

If you're looking for a "cheaper" home, why not consider Brookland, Bay, or Bono?
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:28 AM
 
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Default Housing in J'Town

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My husband and I are looking to relocate to Jonesboro. I was just wondering if anyone knew good and bad areas of town. I see that housing costs vary drastically within a small area. We are planning to both attend ASU and are looking to buy a small house for a reasonably small amount. I would appreciate any help.


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The Jonesboro area is a great place to live. Personally, I would avoid any area north of Johnson Avenue. It really depends on what you want to spend.
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Old 05-07-2008, 12:06 PM
 
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I second/third/fourth the bit about staying away from anything north of Johnson. You pretty much want to stay a few streets away from Johnson in any direction until you get further from downtown. If you find property on or near Bridge/Fisher/Creath/Hope Streets run far away. (There is no hope on Hope St...*ba da ching*)

Anything south of the 63 bypass is good, but you'll have a longer trip to ASU and the housing is generally pricier. I can't really think of any more just -bad- areas except what TWB mentioned and I elaborated on.

Like TWB said, I would look at Brookland or Bay since they are on the east side of town sort of near ASU. I'm not sure if Bono would be that much further than the other two, but it is west of Jonesboro. All three of them are bedroom communities with nothing much in them, but they're nice and quiet with cheaper houses. I know at least Bay uses most or all of Jonesboro's utilities. However, all three of these would be a longer commute than a place south of the bypass unless you found a place just way south out in the boonies. I know alot of mosquitoes that are probably looking for some roomates.
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Old 05-24-2008, 05:50 PM
 
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even relocating to paragould wouldn't be bad, if you found a house you liked better there. some people say eventually jonesboro and paragould will grow together... who knows.

it's a 20 minute drive, and if it matters, greene county is wet, not dry like craighead where jonesboro is.
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Old 05-24-2008, 06:56 PM
 
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Valley View, south Jonesboro,

top school district in the state, and it's very clean and safe
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