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Old 09-26-2013, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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I really dislike that kind of snobby comment. I routinely gas up at Jim Miller and 30 and surprise, surprise...haven't been mugged, accosted or murdered yet! There are a lot of small, quiet and safe neighborhoods in that general area with affordable housing.
Repped you on that! I know the area and there are some nice neighborhoods on family houses in the vicinity. But I don't know of any nice apartments in that area.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:16 AM
 
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I really dislike that kind of snobby comment. I routinely gas up at Jim Miller and 30 and surprise, surprise...haven't been mugged, accosted or murdered yet! There are a lot of small, quiet and safe neighborhoods in that general area with affordable housing.

That being said, if the apt complex the OP is considering is one I am thinking of, I would not recommend it. Too many of the residents seem to be hanging around during the day....never a good idea when you are leaving for work every day. Plus I agree with the other posters about the commuting issue. Battling the traffic everyday would be a problem.
Excellent post.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Sorry you think my comment was snobby, but I do not feel safe in that area by myself. The last time I stopped there for gas (about a year ago), a panhandler came up to me while I was filling my car and was pretty persistent. I finally had to stop the pump before my car was full and drive away in order to get away from the guy. Since then, I refuse to go back. It's all about situational awareness, and as a female, I make sure that I don't put myself into a bad situation!
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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Sorry you think my comment was snobby, but I do not feel safe in that area by myself. The last time I stopped there for gas (about a year ago), a panhandler came up to me while I was filling my car and was pretty persistent. I finally had to stop the pump before my car was full and drive away in order to get away from the guy. Since then, I refuse to go back. It's all about situational awareness, and as a female, I make sure that I don't put myself into a bad situation!
I was pestered terribly by a panhandler in front of the Cheesecake Factory, right near University Park.....very upscale area. Also panhandled in La Jolla, CA an incredibly expensive area in San Diego.
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Noblesville, IN
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I live in some apartments off of Gus Thommason and 30...farther east than Jim Miller (so closer to 635). Personally, if you can, try to NOT commute too much on 635...you know it's a nightmare. However, from where I live, it's not the worst commute you can do and I think they're pretty flexible on different personal situations.

I have a foreclosure on my record (not proud of it but that's how it is) and I paid the maximum security deposit ($250). I had the job and the income and got a fairly decent apartment. I don't always like the neighbors but most of them are people just trying to get by and have a decent life (families, students etc.). The complex itself has decent office staff...they actually seem to care... it's crazy!! And it's pretty clean...and with all the little kids running around, I think it's pretty safe. In fact, I was just telling my husband last night that for all the loud neighbors we have at our end of the complex, we're pretty lucky that they're just loud and not anything else.

Good luck...I agree that you should continue looking elsewhere. There is no place in this city that I feel uncomfortable driving through...but living arrangements should be better if you can manage. PM me if you want additional info on my complex.
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