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Old 12-13-2011, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Fountain
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Hello All! I love this forum, it's been a wealth of info as I look for our next home. We are military and PCS'ing after Christmas.

My question is about the street in the title, as I've found a (seemingly) great rental immediately off Wahsatch. How busy is this street?? I'd rather be in a 'walkable' area as opposed to somewhere more cookie-cutter and suburban (and I blame Carrera's posts! LOL) but my husband is assuming the worse, crime-wise.

Any advice is greatly appreciated!

-Gem
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:40 AM
 
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Need to know the block to reply accurately.
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Fountain
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It's across from the Safeway, near Bonny Park.
TIA
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:02 AM
 
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If you found that place on craigslist you really must read and heed the warnings, there are scammers all over their rentals section. I went to padmapper.com and found nothing for rent near Bonny Park or the Safeway.

That's the north end of the what's called the Old North End Neighbor (ONEN) which has gorgeous tree-lined streets, etc. Wahsatch is one of those streets and is a bit well traveled, though certainly nothing like the traffic on N. Nevada.
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:03 AM
 
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Sounds very safe. Conversation summarized.

"Hi, is this street safe?"
"It depends which part of the street your on"
"How about this part of it?"

I'd be wary of any street where the block must be designated to know if it will be "safe". In my experience three things "find a way". Life, crime, and taxes.
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:23 AM
 
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Thanks for the responses and the warnings; Mike I actually found it on PPAR. lurtsman, your reply made me laugh.

-Gem
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:28 AM
 
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Thanks for the responses and the warnings; Mike I actually found it on PPAR. lurtsman, your reply made me laugh.

-Gem
ppar.com is a good valid site, you should be safe dealing with their members.

I found that house on ppar.com, you'd be in a good spot; the nearby church should not be a noise problem like a commercial business would be and the area is quiet. I've been to the Ace Hardware their many times, and the Safeway too. The area is flat, walkable, and an easy 2-mile bicycle ride to downtown, even bus route #6 runs along Wahsatch to/from the downtown terminal. The #9 route also runs a few blocks west, up/down Cascade Ave. From the downtown terminal at Kiowa and Nevada you can walk to all of the downtown areas, which are safe (except for some wee-hour rumbles around some of the bars) or transfer to any of the other bus routes going around the city.
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:22 AM
 
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Great neighborhood. Otowi asked what I would have asked, because if you head about ten blocks south, you get into Colorado College rental property, and you'd likely want to avoid that.

Never heard Bon Park referred to as Bonny so the more you learn! I lived off of Weber, on the other side of the Safeway, for five or so years.
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:57 AM
 
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Thank you very much for the great info! Sadly, it's all for naught with that property as the landlord says my furrybaby is too heavy.

holly, you mentioned the area close to the college to be one to avoid - would E. Cache la Poudre and N. El Paso fall into that area??

TIA yet again

-Gem
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:07 PM
 
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I'd tentatively say it's far enough east that it's okay, but I'd definetely check it out first. I don't know that area as well as I knew Wahsatch... living two blocks over does it!
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