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Old 09-20-2007, 08:16 AM
 
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As the former president of the Greater Glenwood Neighborhood Association, and a former resident who still owns property there, I can tell you that Glenwood is on the way up. There are many residents who care deeply about the neighborhood (Hey Becky!) and lots of support from folks all over town, including UNCG. As a Realtor, I can tell you that property values have been steadily rising over the years, and I am glad I have homes there. It is one of the most ethnically diverse areas in Greensboro, and I lived there for 10 years and never had any problems. So don't believe the hype, as they say.

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Dear Outta NJ,

I have lived in Glenwood for almost 5 years and I love it. My husband & I were able to buy a beautiful 1920's bungalow for a very affordable price. We wanted a traditional neighborhood close to downtown and UNCG. It is true that we do have some problems with crime, absentee landlords and the like. But I also know that the perception that some people have of the dangers are much worse than the reality. Many of the established neighborhoods & historic districts in Gso that are so popular now had the very same problems in the not-so-distant past.

The efforts to revitalize this area have been steady for years and we are gaining momentum now. The Greater Glenwood Neighborhood Association is currently working with The City of Greensboro on a neighborhood plan to guide this revitalization. You can find out more at:
Glenwood Neighborhood (http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/Departments/hcd/planning/neighplan/Glenwood.htm - broken link)

We are also working with Habitat for Humanity and other community groups on various projects in Glenwood. We have a core of dedicated community activists that are working hard to make Glenwood into something special & unique. If you want an established "safe" neighborhood, look elsewhere. But if you want a vibrant up-and-coming community where you can really make a difference, please check Glenwood out! You certainly sound like you have an open mind and a positive attitude.

If you want to see what the future of Glenwood might look like, drive down Glenwood Ave. or Lexington Ave. where many of the houses have been restored. There's still a lot of work to be done to realize Glenwood's potential, but I believe it's going to happen.

~Becky Kates
Secretary, Greater Glenwood Neighborhood Association
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Old 09-20-2007, 10:04 AM
 
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The Greensboro Police Dept. has a number to call where they can give you the crime statistics on any neighborhood, you just have to give them the address. (336) 373-2534.
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Old 07-13-2010, 06:08 PM
 
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I have a close friend that has lived in the neighborhood for many years. I've been visiting him and have known about the neighborhood since the early 90s. I feel compelled to add an update here since this thread hasn't been updated since 2007.

Glenwood seemed to be improving a few years ago, but it's definitely gotten worse since the city built the new baseball stadium near downtown about five years ago. It caused shifts of some shifts low income residents, bringing a high crime rate with them.

On my friend's block, three drug houses popped up about three or four years ago. The residents have been intimidated and had their cars and property vandalized. The property values have dropped - one house in the neighborhood was abandoned by the owner after he had to go on a trip and it was completely stripped down to the copper pipes and wiring by a gang a year or two ago.

My friend bought his house more than five years ago and has seen his property values drop like a rock. His house is worth less than his mortgage now.

It would be a nice neighborhood - there's many folks there connected with the university and some nice houses - but there needs to be a concerted effort by the city to get the crime issues under control before anything else can be done there.
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