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Old 04-01-2012, 05:04 PM
 
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and by Huntington, I guess I mean up near the metro. anyone have an opinion on this?
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:41 PM
 
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Neither is all that unsafe based on violent crime statistics.
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:10 PM
 
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and by Huntington, I guess I mean up near the metro. anyone have an opinion on this?
The Braddock Road Metro is immediately surrounded by higher-end apartments on condos. There is public housing nearby although it is being squeezed out by new upscale developments. The older rowhomes in the area are owned by a somewhat diverse mixture of long-time residents and newer transplants.

Huntington is recovering from a bad reputation which IMO is part of being grouped in with Route 1/Richmond Highway (which itself is improving). Between the new condo across from the Metro, the newer TH community further down, and the high-rise apartments around the intersection of Huntington Avenue and Route 1, things are looking up there as well. What might make people feel uncomfortable - or at least underwhelmed - is the sparse array of retail in the area. Comparable rents are less than around Braddock Road if only because Huntington is just outside the city limits.

If you like the idea of strolling through your neighborhood after midnight, I might favor Huntington as it's understandable how a phalanx of public housing residents hanging out late night may intimidate some. Otherwise, I say it's a wash.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:32 AM
 
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i don't know why Huntington's always had a bad reputation. I've been catching the metro there since I was a kid and never had any issues. Like the previous poster mentioned, the whole area is changing a lot. The new condos at the downstairs entrance/exit, as well as the new expensive townhouses at the upstairs exit. I always see people going to and from without any problems...
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:13 AM
 
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i don't know why Huntington's always had a bad reputation. I've been catching the metro there since I was a kid and never had any issues. Like the previous poster mentioned, the whole area is changing a lot. The new condos at the downstairs entrance/exit, as well as the new expensive townhouses at the upstairs exit. I always see people going to and from without any problems...
I forgot about the townhomes on the other side. Good point!
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