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Old 06-17-2011, 11:33 AM
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Is this generally a pretty safe area of town? In the immediate surrounding blocks.
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:44 AM
Location: Metairie, LA
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Anywhere within 3 blocks of Canal St. is pretty good. However, the lake side of Broad St. is definately better than the river side. I would avoid the area between Banks St. and Tulane Ave.
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:21 AM
Location: Alexandria, VA - Kingstowne Subdivision
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That area is turning into a dollar store hub. You may want to view the crime maps before you move to any area.
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:59 PM
Location: Hither and thither
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I'm generally pretty generous in giving a neighborhood its fair shakes before I call it "dangerous" or "bad". But the intersection of Broad Ave and Canal Street is not great at all. If you go up 4-5 blocks to Canal and Jeff Davis, it gets significantly better, and all the better the further lakeside you go on Canal. Broad/Canal isn't as bad as Galvez/Canal but I've filled gas at the station at that intersection at night and definitely got a bad feeling about it.

I'd love to agree with rburnett and his/her rule of within 3 blocks of Canal Street being good, but Canal on the river side of Broad, all the way down to Canal and Claiborne--that's still fairly rough. Probably fine during the day, but you could do much better. The huge reinvestment planned with the new VA hospital might make a difference, though it's a shame so many old houses/buildings have to come down in the process.
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