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Old 04-09-2015, 06:59 PM
 
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I am considering moving into a cheap house in Flint and was wondering if it is one of the bad areas. I am a young female and a bit nervous about it. The house is on Alpha Way, near Stewart Avenue and Pierson Road. It is also near Riverside Park. Thanks for any advice.
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:00 AM
 
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I am considering moving into a cheap house in Flint and was wondering if it is one of the bad areas. I am a young female and a bit nervous about it. The house is on Alpha Way, near Stewart Avenue and Pierson Road. It is also near Riverside Park. Thanks for any advice.
Not current info, but I lived not far from there as a child. It's been a few years, but according to my last conversation with our old neighbors, that area is controlled by the Spanish Cobras. Whenever I visit the old neighborhood, it's "rollie-lockie" (roll up the windows, lock the doors) & daytime only. You're probably fine if you don't buy/sell illicit substances or hang out late at night (the neighbor & her now-adult children haven't moved & in fact have bought several other homes in the area). I understand finances sometimes force your hand, so if you do decide to buy there, cut a deal that allows you to walk away without worrying about your "investment".

Just for a frame of reference, the home my parents sold in 1977 for $17,000 recently (2012 or 2013) sold for $12,000 (fully updated, with a new roof, windows & kitchen).
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Old 04-10-2015, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Back in the Mitten. Formerly NC
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My mom works with some people who live there. I sent her a text to call me (she's at work). I'll let you know what she says.

From an outsider's perspective, the neighborhood is in better shape than most. I just drove down Branch this week. Especially when compared to what you get on the other side of Riverside Park.

Will you be living alone?
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Old 04-10-2015, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Back in the Mitten. Formerly NC
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OK. Spoke with my mom. Don't move there. A person she went to high school lived on Western near Johnson school about two years ago. She moved after 6 months because in that time period, three molotov cocktails were thrown through her living room window. And I'm talking about a mid/late 50 year old white woman who kept to herself.

Do you need help finding somewhere to live? If so.... What type of price range do you have? How many people will live with you? Do you have a car?
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Old 04-10-2015, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Loving life in Gaylord!
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I wouldn't live in that area if you gave me a million dollars.
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Old 04-11-2015, 01:09 PM
 
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Not current info, but I lived not far from there as a child. It's been a few years, but according to my last conversation with our old neighbors, that area is controlled by the Spanish Cobras. Whenever I visit the old neighborhood, it's "rollie-lockie" (roll up the windows, lock the doors) & daytime only. You're probably fine if you don't buy/sell illicit substances or hang out late at night (the neighbor & her now-adult children haven't moved & in fact have bought several other homes in the area). I understand finances sometimes force your hand, so if you do decide to buy there, cut a deal that allows you to walk away without worrying about your "investment".

Just for a frame of reference, the home my parents sold in 1977 for $17,000 recently (2012 or 2013) sold for $12,000 (fully updated, with a new roof, windows & kitchen).
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OK. Spoke with my mom. Don't move there. A person she went to high school lived on Western near Johnson school about two years ago. She moved after 6 months because in that time period, three molotov cocktails were thrown through her living room window. And I'm talking about a mid/late 50 year old white woman who kept to herself.
Flint sure seems a nice, friendly, welcoming city.
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:45 AM
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Location: West Michigan
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Flint sure seems a nice, friendly, welcoming city.
Nothing more welcoming than having molotov cocktails thrown through your windows!
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Old 04-13-2015, 12:16 PM
 
Location: California → Tennessee → Ohio
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I am considering moving into a cheap house in Flint
Are you crazy?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cfgpB3653g
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Old 04-13-2015, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Farmington Hills, MI
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See if you can find anything affordable in Flint Twp (Maybe along Corunna Rd near 75) or something in Mt Morris Twp along Coldwater. Heck, I'd be looking at trailer parks in the area Townships before I'd look along Pierson or Stewart... At least until it cleans up. But that might not be for decades.
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Old 06-03-2015, 07:33 AM
 
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I am considering moving into a cheap house in Flint and was wondering if it is one of the bad areas. I am a young female and a bit nervous about it. The house is on Alpha Way, near Stewart Avenue and Pierson Road. It is also near Riverside Park. Thanks for any advice.
You're gunna die.

There is a reason why it's cheap.
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