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Old 03-04-2011, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Not Nowhere
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Evansville is overwhelmingly white, and there is no part of Evansville that is as bombed out and crime-ridden as some parts of Detroit. Take a drive through some of the neighborhoods along 7 Mile Road in Detroit, or along Michigan Ave from Dearborn into the city, or the Delray neighborhood, or visit Brightmoor in Detroit, then report back to us.
They've both had Jim Leyland manage their baseball team.
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Old 03-05-2011, 01:51 AM
 
Location: SW Indiana
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They've both had Jim Leyland manage their baseball team.
I had forgotten about the Triplets being the Tigers' AAA afilliate.

In a nutshell, there is nothing in Evansville which would begin to compare with the seedier parts of Detroit. I have, on this forum, compared Evansville of the 80s/90s with Detroit, of course on a much smaller and less violent scale. .. decaying city center, exodus to the outlying areas, declining tax base and property values, loss of major industrial employers.

At least Detroit kept its baseball team. We lost the Triplets almost 30 years ago.

In the past 15 years or so, though, we've gone a long way toward righting the ship.


(As an aside, this might be of interest. Check out this photo site called The Ruins of Detroit http://detroityes.com/home.htm)
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:24 PM
 
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Coming in late on the flood issue, but it's not as bad as it sounds, unless you live at a river camp, or on the south side of town, as others have already mentioned. It's one of the reasons to stay away from that part of town. Otherwise, the rest of us just have really soggy yards.

The reason it makes news is becuase local government in recent years has neglected to address the issue of poor drainage and planning. Instead of taking care of the residents in the area, they'd rather take their tax dollars and make a legacy for themselves. Now it's reported on every time there's potential for flooding, which is a good thing because it's putting the pressure on those officals.

So far I haven't heard how bad it's gotten. Since I don't usually go down there I'll probably have to wait for the paper tomorrow to find out.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:50 AM
 
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Just be carefull if I see a house on the east side. Thanks again everyone for all of the help. I am still waiting for ivy tech to hit me back about the position. Wish me luck
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:08 PM
 
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Just be carefull if I see a house on the east side.
There are a lot of nice neighborhoods on the east side, but they can get kind of pricey. Good luck with Ivy Tech.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Evansville, IN
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no lol not at all. I used to live in Indy and even Indy has much rougher areas then Evansville but i would pick another part of town first.
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:00 AM
 
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It seems like the east side is not too bad as long as you are not west of 41 which is an area I will not move to but rentals are so scarce. I am more worried about the potential floods in one of those neighbor hoods.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Evansville, IN
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it seems like the east side is not too bad as long as you are not west of 41 which is an area i will not move to but rentals are so scarce. I am more worried about the potential floods in one of those neighbor hoods.
westside westside westside!
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:45 AM
 
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westside westside westside!
I could not find any rentals on the west side. I will take your word for it and keep an eye out for westside homes.
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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It seems like the east side is not too bad as long as you are not west of 41 which is an area I will not move to but rentals are so scarce. I am more worried about the potential floods in one of those neighbor hoods.
The flooding issues may have been a little overblown in this thread.

If there are two inches of rain, in a short period of time, flooding will occur regardless of whether it is the east side of Evansville or Taylor, MI.

I think you should be more concerned with Evansville's reaction to winter weather. 4 inches of snow throws the city into a frenzy, and they do not clean the roads very well.

If you have not done so, you might check out http://www.fetterproperty.com/fp/

Fetter gets mixed reviews, but they are worth a look.

EDIT: I should add, I used to rent a house near the corner of Ravenswood and Lodge. It is an area that no doubt is frowned upon by some, but I never had any problems down there. I found the house by driving around and calling when I saw signs in front yards.

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