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Old 11-03-2011, 05:01 PM
 
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Can anybody tell me about this area? There is an apartment we are seriously considering. We are downsizing and selling our house in Brookside and looking for a much lower monthly payment. We found a cute 2 bd/1.5 bath and it's located right North of 51st and Wyandotte (by the plaza) on a one-way street. There are a bunch of 4-plexes on this street. They don't look great from the outside, that's the downside. But, they are in our price range and the inside is super cute. Lots of space, hardwoods, stainless steel appliances, laundry in kitchen, etc. I am just wondering how we will do and feel there with our 7 year old daughter. Is it quiet? Is it safe? I love the location and can see us frequently walking to Loose Park which is just a couple of blocks away. Any opinions or experience?
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Old Hyde Park, Kansas City,MO
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Really safe, not sure about quiet, when leaving the SPIN or the peanut I sometimes go that way and I see a lot of UMKC students walking around, i'm sure that area has a lot of students since UMKC is about 6 blocks away
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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When we lived at 48th and Roanoke, we'd walk that area a lot, back and forth between Loose Park, St. Theresa's Academy, and the restaurants/businesses around UMKC campus. It's totally safe, and totally quiet. Nice neighborhood.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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I'd have no safety concerns. Wonder if all your neighbors will be students though? That can be annoying!
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:05 PM
 
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It won't be as quiet as what you are leaving but it is a nice area. You will just have to adapt from being used to living in a subdivision style neighborhood to one that has a mix of rental, owner occupied, and being very close to commercial. Safety is relative when you are that close to a major park, apartments/condos, and commercial. The daily population will likely be much more transient than that to which you are accustom and therefore you may need to keep a closer eye on your child and be more situationally aware then you may have been in your Brookside neighborhood and yard.
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:23 PM
 
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How much is rent here?
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