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Old 11-15-2010, 10:54 PM
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Iam moving from San Diego Ca to Garland tx...... iam in the medical field can anyone tell me a good area to rent a house?
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:20 AM
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The north side of town, north of beltline rd. is for the most part good.
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:25 AM
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Default Freeway access, ghetto or not?

I live right off 635 and Northwest Highway, so freeway access really isn't an issue. If you are in South or East Garland you are also 10 minutes away from an area of Mesquite where the freeways converge, so if you need to get to Dallas, you can go that route without much problem. I personally don't like the traffic on 30. I prefer to just go down Northwest Highway. I have lived in South/East Garland and would say in my neighborhood, known as "New World", it's bad. It's pretty much always been a blue collar area, but many of the original families are gone. Some have stayed until their deaths, but people only live so long, so you have a turnover. Is it ghetto like NY, Detroit, Chicago? Nope. Is it dangerous? I would say "Yes". The homeless problem has spilled over into the neighborhoods near 635. There are panhandlers everywhere. They approach you at Tom Thumb on NW Hwy. What I have seen in my neighborhood that worries me is indeed gang activity. Confirmed by the police. Drugs, also. If you must live in low income housing, you could do worse than Garland, but things get nicer towards Firewheel.
That said, I'm not sure I'd buy a home in the area if I had the means, simply because of the surrounding landfills. Firewheel itself was planned a long time ago, but they had to wait over 20 years because the land it sits on was basically an extension of the landfills. I do wonder if the people buying property in the area are aware of this.
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