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Old 05-18-2009, 07:30 AM
 
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I found some apartments online (am moving the beginning of June from Vt to Greensboro) listed by Mandrano Properties. Most of them are on Chestnut St in Greensboro. Can anyone tell me what kind of neighborhood this is? Was just wondering why so many for rent on the same street. Thank you much.
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:16 AM
 
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Not a good part of town. You really ought to be looking elsewhere.
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:51 AM
 
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Thanks superk. My daughter lives on Sampson St right near Fisher Park and since this was only 1.5 miles away I thought it would be okay. Isn't it in the Aycock historic district? Anything I see online suggests that is a nice neighborhood. Any suggestions on how to find an apartment closer to the Fisher Park area. Thanks, again.
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:27 AM
 
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Thanks superk. My daughter lives on Sampson St right near Fisher Park and since this was only 1.5 miles away I thought it would be okay. Isn't it in the Aycock historic district? Anything I see online suggests that is a nice neighborhood. Any suggestions on how to find an apartment closer to the Fisher Park area. Thanks, again.
Have your daughter ask the Mailman if there are any vacancies in the neighborhood, within a block or two. If not that close, he should know of others.
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:50 PM
 
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Aycock is in transition and kind of a mixed bag; there's some well maintained/restored homes, and some that are less than desirable. From what I understand, Mandrano has been a positive force in terms of taking care of his properties and screening renters, but some of the immediate neighbors on Chestnut may be somewhat unsavory. I don't live there, but that's just my impression. While there are a number of young professional and families, I know Aycock would be a tough sell for my wife compared to some of the other historic neighborhoods (ie the ones we can't afford). I'd check craigslist. May be more than you're looking to spend, but there's some newer condos on Sunset Circle across from Irving Park that always seem to have a vacancy or two.
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Old 05-22-2009, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Guilford Community, Greensboro
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Aycock is a good place to live. It's mostly young professionals, UNCG and A&T students and professors and families. Very diverse in income and racially. Plus you're in walking distance to the farmers' market (which is on Saturday and Wednesday mornings). If I return to Greensboro after college, it'll be on my top list for my first home.

I suggest taking a walk around the neighborhood and get your own impression. I've walked around day (and night) and haven't felt threatened or feel like it was unsafe. Aycock is very close to all the activity downtown if that's your interest.

Also, Sternberger Park is a good spot to take the kids (if you have any).
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:15 AM
 
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Thanks everyone for your great input. It's official -- I now have an apartment (on Chestnut St.). My daughter went and checked out a bunch yesterday and fell in love with this one (and it's only 1 mile away from her). Soooo, first weekend in June I will become a "Greensboroite" -- if there's such a word.

Thanks again.
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Old 10-11-2009, 08:23 PM
 
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Default Not a good area

Greensboro, is a relatively safe place, compared to other cities. I moved here from Atlanta 2 years ago, so to me all of it is ok. But compared to other areas in Greensboro Chesnutt is not in a good area.
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:05 PM
 
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Chestnut looks like it's in a grey area if there were any. IMO, I would stay to the west side of Elm St and North of Lee st, especially if you're not from here. It's easy to rent a place thinking it's cheap and great, then hear shootings at night and have your car broke into. With that, however, I have never lived on Chestnut St, but am more familiar with town farther east and west of that location.
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Old 10-12-2009, 04:40 AM
 
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Just a quick update -- have been in my apartment on Chestnut Street for 4 months and absolutely love it. The neighborhood is great -- have had no problems (there are a couple places on the street that are iffy, but not anything I've worried about). Love walking my dog (day & night) and people are very nice and watch out for each other. I do agree if you go just a couple blocks over there is definitely a change but all in all, I am very happy.
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