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Old 01-14-2011, 09:14 AM
 
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Ok... So I have been reading tons of posts and of course everyone will have their own opinion. I'm not interested in people's opinion who don't live there... so please don't respond if you don't or haven't. (I am most certainly not trying be rude, I just want to clarify)
We are looking at the area West of 40 and 7 and just south of 24. How is this area? I've heard parts of Edgewood (particularly those East of 40) tend to have more crime/drugs/gangs. But then again, I know affulent neighborhoods can have thier own issues. I just want to feel safe if I decide to go for a mile walk in the evening. Any feeling???
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Provo, Utah
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I thought 40 and 7 ran east-west and 24 ran north-south therefore reversing your directions. I brought up a map to double check.

If you're describing where I think you're describing, that might cover the house I grew up in. I lived in the Woodbridge Center Way neighborhood. I felt pretty safe, but I knew that the neighborhood on the other side of Swallow Crest Drive was a bad one. Harford Square south of Hanson Road was also rumored to be a bad neighborhood.

I got to Edgewood in late 1997 and moved out to Utah in late 2008 so what I remember might have changed a bit.
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Old 01-22-2011, 04:29 PM
 
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I've lived in Edgewood for almost 12 yrs. My neighbors are great people and we are good friends. I've always felt safe and my son and I walk almost every night in the spring and summer around the neighborhood (about 2 miles) Harbour Oaks (where we live) Forest Oaks and Otter Point are all real nice areas. SIngle Family homes and we just had bothe the elementary and HS replaced and they are beautiful. There is a real good Italian restaurant Giovanni's (not fancy, but good food). You'll hear a lot of bad things about Edgewood but like you said, most have never been here and in my opinion missed out on affordable housing, and convenience to shopping. There are areas that are not good I won't lie, but they are specific areas and you will know them the minute you see them. Edgewood is a big area that happens to have 2 or 3 bad areas where there are section 8 housing, the rest if very nice, otherwise I wouldn't lived here this long.
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Old 01-22-2011, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Provo, Utah
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SIngle Family homes and we just had bothe the elementary and HS replaced and they are beautiful.
Edgewood HS and Deerfield ES got replaced? See, that confirms my comment about how what I remember might not hold true anymore. Pretty sure the neighborhood behind Firestone is still section 8 though. Funny thing, Orem HS also got rebuilt.
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:00 AM
 
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I can't help but wonder where those "bad sections" I hear are. Everyone says, you'll know them when you see them, but I would rather know where they are then to stumble upon them and see them when I'm in them. Where are some good shopping areas???? Thanks for all the replies. I can't wait to get our new house!!!
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:13 PM
 
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Bad areas consist of Meadowood (now called Windsor Valley), Edgewater Village, Harford Commons, Sunrise Village, a section of housing behind one of the main shopping centers (natives call it "behind Giant", as Giant grocery store was once in the shopping centers), Courts of Harford Square (now Seven Oaks). Do a search for any of these developments OR a search for real estate for sale and you will see houses that are $50,000 and below to get a pretty good idea where section 8 rentals. Any house prices you see increase past $100,00 are some of the better parts.
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