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Unread 09-15-2009, 05:15 AM
 
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919 S Weatherred Drive Unit: 146 Richardson, TX 75080



what s your take on this area ?(I'm looking into some condos)
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Unread 09-15-2009, 05:30 AM
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919 S Weatherred Drive Unit: 146 Richardson, TX 75080



what s your take on this area ?(I'm looking into some condos)
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I wouldn't live there. The difference in crime rates between that area and mine, which is north of it on the other side of Belt Line, is stunning.

http://www.cor.net/police.aspx?id=4616 (broken link)
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Unread 09-15-2009, 07:03 AM
 
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I would not live that close to Spring Valley.
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Unread 09-15-2009, 08:27 AM
 
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Unread 09-16-2009, 05:09 AM
 
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That whole area along the southwest border of Richardson is pretty crappy; the city has been making noises about "redevelopment along the Spring Valley corridor". I lived within a block of that location for years and it was common to see DPD helicopters flying around with their searchlights on. And celebratory gunfire. And hordes of unskilled, uninsured, unlicensed "drivers". It may be small comfort to realize that most of the serious crime in the area is not by the locals but rather by young thugs coming across the city line from Dallas.

On the upside, excellent Mexican grocery stores nearby and you can always get ice cream and those fried duros thingies from a pushcart vendor.
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Unread 09-16-2009, 05:32 AM
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That whole area along the southwest border of Richardson is pretty crappy; the city has been making noises about "redevelopment along the Spring Valley corridor". I lived within a block of that location for years and it was common to see DPD helicopters flying around with their searchlights on. And celebratory gunfire. And hordes of unskilled, uninsured, unlicensed "drivers". It may be small comfort to realize that most of the serious crime in the area is not by the locals but rather by young thugs coming across the city line from Dallas.

On the upside, excellent Mexican grocery stores nearby and you can always get ice cream and those fried duros thingies from a pushcart vendor.
There are supposed to be some very good Mexican restaurants on that street. One of my coworkers goes there for lunch every day, I ought to ask him what he recommends.

I want to emphasize that the Richardson side of Spring Valley and the neighborhoods north of it (Cottonwood Heights and Richardson Heights) are fine, lovely neighborhoods. The problem is that the city of Dallas likes to put its section 8 housing right next to suburban borders. I have seen this repeated in Plano, Carrollton, and Addison. The majority of the problems along Spring Valley I think are coming from the Dallas side, not the Richardson side. Even so the difference between the crime rate in the Richardson Heights neighborhood and mine is startling, enough so that I did not consider buying south of Belt Line.
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Unread 09-17-2009, 01:29 PM
 
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I want to emphasize that the Richardson side of Spring Valley and the neighborhoods north of it (Cottonwood Heights and Richardson Heights) are fine, lovely neighborhoods.
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The majority of the problems along Spring Valley I think are coming from the Dallas side, not the Richardson side.
Completely agreed.
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