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Old 04-20-2012, 09:08 AM
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Not sure why you're bumping an old thread. That retirement community has high walls around it and a guarded gate. I live very close by and I can't recall any incidents down there making the news but who knows. The apartments that face Old Providence (behind the Exxon station, on the west side of Providence) appear to be emptying out. Fewer and fewer cars and people than 5 years ago. I think they might be city owned? The ones across Providence (Berkshires) have been remodeled in the past few years. I take Sardis Lane to get to my Asian grocery on 74 and I see the backs of them. It may be two different apartment complexes back there but they look well tended to.

I'm on a first name basis with all of the people who work at the Exxon but I won't stop there after dark. It's not a well lit parking lot. But I also avoid going to the Harris Teeter on Colony a mile away after dark. There HAVE been a few incidnets there including a few hold-ups in the HT parking lot and a couple being robbed at gun point while sitting outside at caribou. Goes to show you crime can happen anywhere, but the paranoid NYer in me errs on the side of caution. Always.
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:34 AM
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I grew up in that neighborhood and a Charlotte native. I respectively disagree with your statement about the safety of the Brookshires on Providence apartments. Like any city that is in a high income area, crime is slowly creeping it's way towards that area because of the wealth of the residents, however you never hear or read anything in the news or newspaper, about crime being a problem in this area. Right across the street is the Carriage House, an assisted living community. I have several elderly friends that live there and they feel safe and never complain about crime, however crime happens no matter where you live. It doesn't help that our City chooses to put low income housing right in the middle of these areas. Sorry to say that those communities bring in people that are of no fault of the residents, a place where drug users and crime associated individuals often visit family members that are law abiding citizens.
This can often gives the appearance that these types of people live or scope out these neighborhoods. It's a fact of life, we judge others by what they wear and the color of their skin, often associating them with crime or those that commit crimes, when that can be nothing but further from the truth.
While I respect your opinion, I also noticed that you are from out of town. Before you make statements that generalize communities, you should either live there or talk to residents before you make an overall evaluation of the community and housing. My parents live about a mile or less from this area and have never experienced any incidents, but the fact is, it can happen in the best of neighborhoods and probably near of in your very own neighborhood, even where you currently live.
Good luck and may the Lord watch over you, making sure you are never a victim of senseless crime in our great city.
Memory of 1980s before the Arboretum Shopping Center was built include shopping at the Harris Teeter in Providence Square - Kids taking dancing lessons at a studio in that complex - it was absolutely fine but we kind of saw it change before our very eyes and start going downhill. Our son worked in high school as a pizza delivery guy at the pizza place in there, and the ONLY problem he ever had was when he had to deliver a pizza to that complex across the street and a guy threatened him with a gun and refused to pay. Such a shame - I hope they've cleaned those places up now...I wouldn't live in that area either, although it is a convenient location......but you are right, we've had encroaching random crimes everywhere - need to put some people in jail and KEEP THEM THERE!
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:43 PM
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America's most wanted Fugitives We're living here at this apartment complex just this yr.
Gas station had a almost murder scene and a robbery just this week. Which is across street from the assisted living center. The police have been stacking out the pizzza joint for over 6 months. Rent is high for raggedy apartments. Maintenance is a joke. They have specials, but when it is time to renew your lease The jack the rent up almost 150 dollars! Not every unit is remodeled. If you do get a remodel unit you will be paying out the azz.
. I will be moving to strawberry hill which is a nicer area down the street. The turn around in this apartment complex is ridiculous. Do your research, before you move here. Although this is in a nice area, but like the other reviews said, move somewhere . else and spend a little b it more money for a better unit. I'm a jersey girl,, I have been living in charlotte for over 6 years. I've lived on the south west area which I shoulda stayed over there.
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