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Old 09-22-2010, 09:17 AM
 
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Default New North End

Hey everyone-

I am moving to Burlington from New York and am in the process at looking at apartments. Through internet research I found that many people say that anything north of Pearl Street can be dangerous. Is this true? What about the New North End verses the Old North End? Should safety be a concern?

Any information would be very helpful. Thanks so much!
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Old 09-22-2010, 09:44 AM
 
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The old north end vs. new north end.
Old North End is old housing stock and a lot of it is run down. It is not a part of town I would choose to live. It's not the safest area of town, but its better than the unsafe areas of much larger cities.
The New North End is just that. Newer. Safer. A more suburban feeling. I would live there if I had too. The only reason I don't like the NNE is that it feels isolated to me. It's a long way to I89. But thats just me. Obviously a lot of people like living there.
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:23 PM
 
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The old north end vs. new north end.
Old North End is old housing stock and a lot of it is run down. It is not a part of town I would choose to live. It's not the safest area of town, but its better than the unsafe areas of much larger cities.
The New North End is just that. Newer. Safer. A more suburban feeling. I would live there if I had too. The only reason I don't like the NNE is that it feels isolated to me. It's a long way to I89. But thats just me. Obviously a lot of people like living there.
Good post; parts of the Old North End are quite nice, as long as you are above/near North Willard Street; otherwise, it's a very mixed bag, with the area generally getting worse as you descend down North Street.. still much better than poor big-city neighborhoods..

The New North End is largely post-WW2 housing, with ranch homes mixed with split-levels and colonials, and located north of Burlington High School; I grew up in the South End, which included downtown Burlington and the University of Vermont, and the neighborhoods there are largely middle-class, with upper-class areas in the Hill Section; the Caroline Street neighborhood ( 1920-1930s)and Birchcliff ( post WW2 ranches) are separated by South Park, and both are pleasant, family-oriented neighborhoods..
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:49 AM
 
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My biggest concern about the old north end is the schools, they arent of the higest quality. Parts of the old north end are very nice, i personally wouldnt live near the lower part of North Street--however my sister lived right in that area for years and really liked it there. Honestly, its vermont no area is truly 'unsafe' especially when you consider some places you could live. In the old north end i've heard stories of tires being slashed and bikes being stolen.

Because Burlington is a college town the rent is higher there than it is in surrounding areas (again dependant on schools) but parts of Winooski, Essex (a little more expensive) and Milton are pretty nice.
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:51 AM
 
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P.S. make sure you get off street parkings, there is only a parking ban in burlington when it snows- but this is vermont. It can snow a lot.
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:13 PM
 
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I Lived in the NNE for 7 years and in my opinion it is a great place to live. Close to the bike path/Lake/beaches, also close to downtown but far enough away so you're not with all the college kids and noise. You've got a shopping center there on North Ave with everything you need- grocery store, post office, bar & grill, bagel place, 24 hour gym, laundromat etc..

You might have a tougher time finding a rental there than downtown, old north end, south end but in my opinion it's worth looking. It is a bit isolated as another poster stated but that also means less traffic in the immediate area. Also if you are the type who wants to party all the time or be able to walk to bars & restaurants it wouldn't be for you. It does have a suburban feel as another poster also stated.
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Old 09-26-2010, 03:20 PM
 
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thanks for the help!!
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:25 PM
 
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Just for jollies I checked the BFP, put an under 1000/month filter on and saw this on the list.
Available for Rent Apartments in Burlington, VT | Apartments.com

As mentioned housing is tight but there are several other resources you could check.
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