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Old 02-24-2010, 08:11 AM
 
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Why are Chicago thugs coming into Dubuque, of all places? What's driving the Section 8 housing boom? What parts of town is this happening in?
Thugs are coming to Dubuque because they hear from friends and family that moved here that it is a gravy train. Just yell racial and the city jumps a mile high to pacify them. Easy access to Section 8 housing is big draw too.


Worst area to avoid is downtown at night and north end of town anytime.

Jasper
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Davenport, Iowa
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All this talk about Chicago folks ruining Iowa City, Dubuque, the QC, or anywhere else is vastly over-exaggerated.
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Old 02-24-2010, 03:43 PM
 
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All this talk about Chicago folks ruining Iowa City, Dubuque, the QC, or anywhere else is vastly over-exaggerated.
I wouldn't say ruining a town but certainly changing a town. Dubuque is no longer the safe community it once was. The crimes happening now were few and far in between years ago. Now you expect something to happen every week.

Jasper
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:04 PM
 
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Thugs are coming to Dubuque because they hear from friends and family that moved here that it is a gravy train. Just yell racial and the city jumps a mile high to pacify them. Easy access to Section 8 housing is big draw too.


Worst area to avoid is downtown at night and north end of town anytime.

Jasper
So is what's happening to Dubuque like what's happening in Minneapolis/St. Paul? (i.e. slowly heading toward majority black, turning into a crime-fest? Minn/St. P. recently hit the 25 most dangerous cities list!)

Would've seemed one of the appeals of Dubuque was that this *wasn't* happening. Given it's rather small size, etc. I'd have thought Dubuque catching a case of inner-city-itis would have been avoidable.
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Old 02-26-2010, 01:03 PM
 
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hey girl, I am coming from California.. we should hang out together.. glued to a fireplace all winter long.. Believe me every day that I look out the window here ( so. Cal) I am thinking to myself.... how can I give up this nice weather? But, you got to do what takes to survive and provide to your family. When are you moving?
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Old 05-13-2010, 01:05 PM
 
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i grew up in Tennessee, and have lived in So Cal, Arizona, and half dozen other places. I live in Sioux City, and have lived here for about five years. We're looking at moving to Dubuque as well. As far as the snow goes, think of it as extreme yard work. You basically get a snow plow and "mow" your driveway. The cities don't shut down over an inch of snow, like they do in the south. Just be prepared with a snow plow, some shovels, and a car with 4-wheel drive. Other than that, it's like any other place, 4 months of difficult weather, 4 months of "iffy" weather, and 4 months of really great weather. I'm personally a little worried about things to do, but with Chicago only three hours a way (give or take) I'm sure I'll be able to provide my wife and I with our big city fix often enough. I've been to Dubuque a dozen times or so (in-laws and friends live there) and it seems like the nicer side of Iowa. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:00 PM
 
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OMG people, it's not that cold! Anyplace can be great if you just let it!
I've lived in Twin Cities and the upper peninsula of Michigan. Both of those places have their pluses, but their winters are much much worse than Iowa.
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Old 05-21-2010, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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Born and raised in Illinois with a 15 year stint in California and I will tell you that I have never met one unfriendly person in Iowa. Husband has accepted a job in Dubuque and I will have no problems relocating there. Snow is not as bad as you think. Look on the bright side....all the bugs die....unlike in the South where they just get bigger.
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Old 08-28-2010, 02:46 PM
 
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I am moving to DBQ in Sept '10. Am looking for something like a downtown loft-y place, as in "urban renewal". Does anyone know of such a property? Does anyone know an investor(s) or investor group that would be interested in doing that in downtown Dubuque? I am moving for IBM, but am a kitchen designer by trade now and have some newby RE experience. Thanks for your info re weather. I went to school in Grand Rapids, MI, so have some familiarity with the winters. You are right--winter is what you make of it!
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Old 09-29-2010, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Des Moines, IA
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Dubuque is one of the coolest and most beautiful cities in Iowa, with a LOT of beautiful parks and fun things to do in the surrounding area. Enjoy it!!
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