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Old 03-01-2008, 01:59 PM
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No area of Madison is anything like the problems they have in Milwaukee, thankfully.

Fitchburg has very nice areas that are safe (yet rather bland). It also has areas that I would NOT feel safe at ALL walking in at night. Note, this is rather different from a typical "bad neighborhood" in a larger city in that these are not urban areas, they're residential low-income housing neighborhoods.

Race has nothing to do with it, but when you have groups (notice I didn't say gangs) of young men staring you down and looking menacingly just for being "on their turf", that doesn't exactly make someone feel safe.

Call the police department and ask them about where most of the calls for murders, shootings, open-air drug dealing and prostitution, robberies of cab drivers, pizza delivery men, etc come from and they will tell you. I won't say, let them tell you. They aren't getting their answer from the media, they're getting it from the calls that they respond to every night.
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:40 PM
Location: Madison, WI
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Originally Posted by ostrichrider View Post
No area of Madison is anything like the problems they have in Milwaukee, thankfully.
Lord... Your going to start a tirade with that one.
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:25 PM
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i live off of hwy pd. to the west of verona rd. my address is madison however the fitchburg line is just dow the road. the far westside is a pretty good area, i have lived over here for quite a few years now and don;t have any problems with crime however if you get closer to the betline it get worse. i am pretty close to verona, like 4 minutes. there are lots and lots and lots of condos for sale around here, i wouldn;t be afraid to say as many as 75 just on one street section a couple miles long. however there are many nice apts as well. which is what i live in. close enough to downtown westowne mall etc. but yet slightly less traffic, more quiet, less crime. not to bad.
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Old 03-08-2008, 08:57 PM
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There is no mailing address with "Fitchburg". You will have a Madison, Verona or Oregon zip code, they have no post office. Strange huh?

Well speaking of "races" I'm Asian and had moved to the QC in Illinois, it's Davenport and Bettendorf IA and Moline and Rock Island IL. There were nooooo Asians, I stood out like a sore thump in a very white/hispanic/black area. Blending in with the numerous Asians here in the Madison area again is GREAT!
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Old 03-19-2008, 05:18 PM
Location: Manhattan
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I've lived in Fitchburg since 1999. Avoid Fish Hatchery from the Beltline to PD; that area just keeps getting worse. I live in the Jamestown neighborhood (Anton Drive/King James Way/Williamsburg Way) which has been slowly declining too. (Note: I'm not sheltered - I lived in Chicago ) Other than that, there are plenty of nice homes, condos, apartments. But like L.A. (ha!) there is no here here; driving from Madison to Fitchburg, the two are indistinguishable, and there's no downtown, just a couple of strip malls. And it's an easy 15-minute drive to campus/downtown (not including parking and walking time).

Fitchburg is growing. We keep getting more and more restaurants, we just got a Super Target, etc. Verona, which is just south of here, is growing too, so that is probably contributing.
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