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Old 04-28-2015, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Muncie, IN
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Hi Mattec,

Thank you. It's good to have some insight from someone at BSU. Appreciate the response.
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Old 04-28-2015, 01:02 PM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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Hi all,

Thanks for the responses. Sorry I haven't responded.

I am going to BSU because it is one of the few schools I was offered into graduate school (low GPA) and they have a solid program.

Why would Muncie have such a bad reputation. Is it nothing like the other college towns in IN like West Laf, Bloomington, Terre Haute?

Is there really a huge meth/heroin problem in Delaware county?

I bet I will make trips to Trader Joes, costco, and Whole foods periodically, but yes, I probably won't make it to indy as often as I might want to. I will be focusing on school.

As for Muncie, what I have gathered is that either live NW side, West side, or possible close and around the university. Are the apartments in the andersonville, muncie area decent? I am going to make a trip up in late May to check it out. I have some flexibility when it comes to rent cost. I want to live somewhere a little more


quiet although I am not against living right next to campus. I might prefer not to live with a bunch of
teenager college kids.
I really don't know why Muncie has a bad reputation. Off the top of my head, Muncie has had more than it's share of racial problems for a Midwestern town its size,. It's the meth capital of Indiana. Seems everytime i read the Muncie Star on line, there's always at least one person busted for meth.

Parts of Muncie today can be scary looking if youre not use to being in greasy and gritty looking run down factory town. Muncie was a heavily blue collar union town and the workers were well known to strike and get violent if need be. It got to where companies didnt want to open factories in Muncie because it was so well known the workers in Muncie were radical and will strike at the drop of a hat. That contributed to the economic downfall of Muncie.

Muncie and Terre Haute are way more similar to one another than they are to Bloomington and West Lafayette. Ball State and Indiana State use to be small state teacher's colleges in mid size towns. Muncie has Ball State but Muncie had so much industry that Ball State was not the only thing in town, whereas Bloomington and West Lafayette were pretty much one horse towns. Terre Haute, like Muncie had other things going besides its college, Indiana State.

When I lived in Muncie, there was alot of bitterness between the residents and Ball State. The residents resented the students because they felt like so many of the students thought they were a notch above the Muncie residents and the students thought Muncie was a redneck town and they couldnt wait to get out. Both sides had legitimate reasons to resent one another.

Alot has changed since then, Ball State and Muncie are better friends these days. Muncie needs Ball State a lot more than it use to. But Muncie is still basiclly blue collar town but it has a lot more going for it than it ever has.

Muncie is still a good place to live and you can probably live cheaper in Muncie than just about anywhere else in the United States.

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Old 04-28-2015, 07:11 PM
 
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Muncie is nice little city .. Reminded a lot of Bloomington because of its smallness and proximity, of course its downtown is not as nice, lively, and artsy as downtown Bloomington, but the campus is big enough to not worry about what's going around the city. The city location is nice you got Indy down south and Ft. Wayne up north, although I doubt you'll need to go to Ft. Wayne, its much smaller and more far away than Indy.
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Muncie, IN
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Thanks guys for the information. I notice there are train tracks in the city of Muncie. Are there a lot of trains going through often? If so, I assume they blow their horn every street. Should I worry about this when choosing a place to live?

Thanks
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Geist area of Indy
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Thanks guys for the information. I notice there are train tracks in the city of Muncie. Are there a lot of trains going through often? If so, I assume they blow their horn every street. Should I worry about this when choosing a place to live?

Thanks
Yes and yes. Although I don't recall trains being an issue either on campus or to the north and west of campus. Most of the trains run through downtown. The one heavily used track closest to campus would be just south near Godman and Tillotson.

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