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Old 06-25-2014, 09:08 AM
 
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I am living in a temporary sublease in Gainesville, and have been offered a good deal on a house in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. I'm white, but don't mind living in a predominantly black neighborhood, as long as its safe. From what I understand, both Pleasant Street and Lincoln Park are in transition, and I witnessed that a lot of houses were being fixed up, but there are still a lot of places that are pretty run-down. I actually was supposed to move to the Pleasant Street neighborhood, but that didn't work out.

The crime map seems to be good for the area, most of the crime is centered around the NE, Linton Oaks and campus areas. This is an extremely convenient location for me, and I'm on a tight budget. I can't even find a tiny apartment for what I'd be playing for this totally renovated small house with a nice yard.

Does anyone know anything about this area of Gainesville?
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:53 AM
 
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I think you should ask the local police what it's like there also drive around the neighborhood at different times of the day and night. See how things are. Are there bars on the windows? Are there kids walking around the neighborhood at midnight with no parents? Are there dangerous pitbulls barking menacingly all over the neighborhood? Do people go to work during the day or stay home unemployed? Do most of the people living there own the homes or are they renting? That sort of thing .
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Old 06-26-2014, 02:14 PM
 
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I think you should ask the local police what it's like there also drive around the neighborhood at different times of the day and night. See how things are. Are there bars on the windows? Are there kids walking around the neighborhood at midnight with no parents? Are there dangerous pitbulls barking menacingly all over the neighborhood? Do people go to work during the day or stay home unemployed? Do most of the people living there own the homes or are they renting? That sort of thing .
Don't own a car, so can't drive around, but I did visit. No bars on the windows. Very quiet. Saw no animals at all, heard no barking dogs. Police department told me to check the crime map, and to be honest, it has less crime than the university, downtown and southwest areas. Police did say that it is "transitional" for the better, that it has a strong neighborhood watch and the residents ran out all the bad guys and the druggies/drunks squatting in vacant houses a few years back. Property values have increased over the past 5 years because of all the renovations. It's basically an area of urban renewal, but not of gentrification. I think I'm going to take a chance on it.
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