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Old 01-28-2013, 03:23 PM
 
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Hi guys,
I'm looking to move to Fairfield Ave in Norwalk, near the intersection of Golden Hill St. The apartment looks nice and no alarm bells went off in my head when I was driving to see the apartment. However, once I told people I want to move there, several have expressed grave concern about safety in that area. Doing a search , people seem to say that SoNo is indeed not an ideal place to live, but I wasn't sure about this exact location. I'm not looking to go jogging at 9pm at night but I don't want to get shot trying to fetch the mail either. Can anyone with familiarity of this area shed some light? Thanks!
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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It's not the nicest area of Norwalk. A little dumpy. But it's not super dangerous either warranting "grave concern". There is crime in that vicinity, but I wouldn't worry about a stray bullet. The worst part of SoNo is south of there, near the Ely Ave projects.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:46 PM
 
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It's not bad at all. The area looks shady but it's mostly low income families and old houses. Unfortunately there isn't much in the way of rentals in Norwalk and anyone making under 50k a year is stuck in some old buildings in the south part of town. I used to live over off of Taylor and Flax( blocks away) for a few years and although it may seem scary as you said, it's really nothing to be worried about. Believe me, everyone will dog Norwalk because it's nothing like the surrounding towns, but people here are nicer I feel like. Like any downtown area in a small city, there is some crime sometimes but I nor any of my neighbors have seen or heard of anything happening up that far.

The only true hood in Norwalk is south of the train station and over to Woodward ave. Even that by Bridgeport standards is not terrible. Anything north of that, even if it looks a little weathered is fairly safe.
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