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Old 03-12-2010, 07:18 PM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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Welp....
(all late and stuff)

I move through the rougher areas of the city and I would say that 3 years ago, Out East(eastside Jax) would have been the craziest bunch. Not really any slums. But the people are kinda 'grouped' or 'clique-like' ya know. But now downtown plans on growing into the immediate eastside. So they have scattered them cats across certain parts of the city.

So I would suggest that ya kinda stay away from the apt complexes that handle section 8 and HUD. Eureka Gardens use to be a old folks community. Thanks to the HUD program,4 cats were slain in 2 months out there.

Like Riveree stated, there aren't any slums. But ya do have some rough areas, some streets ya don't travel after sundown(KLAN), and a few one way in one way out spots to dodge. Other than that, It's a retirement/church type city.


And Junkie elaves
Why is it that were all the black people are that is that bad area??? What is that about?
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Old 03-13-2010, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL (Northside)
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Why is it that were all the black people are that is that bad area??? What is that about?
That's a good question. Most black neighborhoods didn't start out as warzones but became so after the drug era of the 80's-early/mid 90's. Many black neighborhoods have much history due to the fact that many blacks couldn't live alongside whites due to Jim Crow and other laws that prohibited where blacks could live. There are many middle/upper-middle class and rich areas where blacks are the majority but you don't hear much about them.
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Celebration wannabe...
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The Sin city area you speak of, is it near Spring Forest Rd/Circle area? My husband and his FB friends from when he we in his early teens talk about this being the area they lived in and where his stepdad and mom still lives (but leaving soon due to foreclosure).

Just wondering as we've been visiting them there for the past 12 years for one to two nights on our way to our Orlando vacations and never saw anything too bad (though their house was the worst)...
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:22 AM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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Has the area called Sin City improved any? This is a triangular area bordered by Arlington Rd, Arlington Expressway, and Atlantic Blvd. Another area that was questiionable was Spring Park Rd, bordered by Phillips Highway, Univ. Blvd West and Beach Blvd. These are the worst areas on the Southside of town. Of course northwest Jacksonville has been an area for caution for a long time.
Why?
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:29 PM
 
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There are some places I would consider avoiding. Along Beaver street, near Butler Middle, is a nasty area. There are some shifty looking people there and a bunch of run down shacks. Its not a very nice area to be in, even in broad daylight. I went to school in the area (there is a really good magnet school in the middle of all the madness) and I've seen the residents. They throw rocks at the school buses (which by the way were cancelled for magnet schools) So we have to take JTA buses, a private company, drive, or find some other way to get to school.
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Old 10-15-2011, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Anything between Beaver St and Kings Rd is a warzone, drug haven, hellhole
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:52 PM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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Anything between Beaver St and Kings Rd is a warzone, drug haven, hellhole
What is the name of this neighborhood you describe?
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:54 AM
 
Location: On the banks of the St Johns River
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What is the name of this neighborhood you describe?
Robinsons Addition maybe? according to fsu's map anyway.
I dont think the area has a neighborhood name,(but if it did it would be "Stay the Hell Outa Here") I know the worst street in that area is McQuade street though. It encompasses the area south of Ed Waters College to Beaver Street and east of the RR tracks/the farmers market east to Myrtle Ave.
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:01 AM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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Robinsons Addition maybe? according to fsu's map anyway.
I dont think the area has a neighborhood name,(but if it did it would be "Stay the Hell Outa Here") I know the worst street in that area is McQuade street though. It encompasses the area south of Ed Waters College to Beaver Street and east of the RR tracks/the farmers market east to Myrtle Ave.
McQuade is in Rushing Neighborhood..that small area is called Rushing. Its south of the FairFax area. I never read about any major crimes in that area.
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:09 AM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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Robinsons Addition maybe? according to fsu's map anyway.
I dont think the area has a neighborhood name,(but if it did it would be "Stay the Hell Outa Here") I know the worst street in that area is McQuade street though. It encompasses the area south of Ed Waters College to Beaver Street and east of the RR tracks/the farmers market east to Myrtle Ave.
I have no clue what that Robinson Addition thing is about. That map looks like one of the maps from MetroJacksonville.com. They call a neighborhood call Mixontown, North Riverside, but everyone who lives in that area calls their neighborhood Mixontown. Its the area between Lakawanna & Brooklyn Jax & north of I10. There is no area call north riverside.
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