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Unread 09-25-2008, 01:38 PM
 
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On that note, does anyone know anything about the presence of gangs in Camden? I'm considering teaching in Camden and don't know much about the gang presence except that it's less than Trenton (which isn't saying much because Trenton has a lot of gang members).
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Unread 09-25-2008, 04:43 PM
 
Location: South Philly
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it depends on what you mean by "gang". Camden doesn't have the problem with the Bloods that Trenton does but that doesn't mean they don't exist. The Bloods are essentially a black gang. Camden is dominated by Latinos.
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Unread 09-25-2008, 09:59 PM
 
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Any MS13 presence there?
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Unread 09-25-2008, 10:16 PM
 
Location: South Philly
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Some people will tell you they're everywhere. From what I've heard they're mostly in deep south jersey - in the migrant (farm) worker communities.

Camden is mostly Puerto Rican and Dominican but in the last 5-10 years there's been a Mexican presence as well. No Salvadorans that I know about but I don't live there either. If you really wanted to find out I'd search MS 13 in the Courier-Post or just online in general and see what comes up.
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Unread 10-23-2008, 03:22 PM
 
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Actually, you can get a much better price on a house in N. Camden. I bought just two blocks north of Rutgers and got and extra 400 sq ft of space for one third of the price of the house I had looked at in Cooper Grant (it was on the 300 block of Point). I've been here for almost 4 years now and have had no problems at all! I couldn't be happier with my decision.

Btw, I agree with most of what's been said here so far. One thing though, skip Parkside. Do not buy in a black neighborhood. It's just not worth it. 98% of the shootings in Camden are in those sections. It's a shame because Parkside has some lovely homes.

No matter where you end up, make sure that you talk to people on the block before you make an offer. That's what I did and everyone seemed great. Everyone thought I was insane buying here, but I trusted my gut and like I said, it's been great.

Also, Camden is the ultimate in convenience. Anything you could ever want is within a 10 min drive. There's not much within walking distance, but that never bothered me since we don't live in a climate where it's nice to be out walking for much of the year.

Good luck!
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Unread 09-08-2010, 02:01 AM
 
Location: New Jerusalem
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hey just wondering and bored but i got lost tonight off 676 and wound up on i believe 7th st and wrapped around to 9th st. and wanted to know what people might think of that area...? i was in that area for about 2 minutes lost driving through my 1st time in camden... i'm sure none of the people i passed are reading this but gollllyyyy... ive been to irvington, the oranges, newark, etc.. but those one way streets make you think twice. anyone familiar with that area especially 9th st 7th wasn't as bad until i mad the turn and then the other turn around 9 at night... just wondering???
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