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Old 10-04-2009, 10:39 PM
 
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i advise people based upon living in the area in the past. when i make trips back to the area, there is an odd comfort to truly nothing ever changing. i am reminded of why i left. regular posters who are high on youngstown seem to conveniently avoid mentioning the long-standing problems with the area while endless promoting every small activity as proof of a vibrant city life; i find the polyanna description to be apt.
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:40 PM
 
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i advise people based upon living in the area in the past. when i make trips back to the area, there is an odd comfort to truly nothing ever changing. i am reminded of why i left. regular posters who are high on youngstown seem to conveniently avoid mentioning the long-standing problems with the area while endless promoting every small activity as proof of a vibrant city life; i find the polyanna description to be apt.
In other words, you ignore the positive developments of the area so you can make yourself feel better about your decision to leave. Heard that story before...
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Old 11-05-2009, 01:30 PM
 
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In other words, you ignore the positive developments of the area so you can make yourself feel better about your decision to leave. Heard that story before...
clevelander17, are you even familiar with youngstown? i mean have you ever been there in person? i am waiting for positive developments to get beyond the talking stages. there is still a dwindling population there that needs the area to turn around, but so far nothing has changed. in order for these things to happen the local governments will have to stop being dysfunctional, there will have to be jobs that weren't there even before this recession, and there will have to be something so unique about the area that could not be found in cleveland, akron, or pittsburgh to dissuade investment from going to either of those surer investments.
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:12 PM
 
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Hi,
Well first of all let me say welcome and congratulations! There are a few good areas Canfield, Austintown, are two very nice area's Boardman is pretty good as long as its closer to the canfield area.The other end of the spectrum would be Cortland and howland all of these area's are near malls, restaurants etc.. For the most part there are nice area's all around Youngstown just stay clear of the south-side,east-side and parts of the north-side of Youngstown those are very bad area's. The best thing I can tell you is do some research of any area you look at ask people their opinions of certain area's. When I was looking for a house I asked people who were walking their dogs, jogging etc.. you will be surprised what people tell you BTW what is the name of your business? My husband works for a call center he's in management and really enjoys his work. I hope this helps good luck with all your endeavors.
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Old 11-21-2009, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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^Let us know how things go once you get here.
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Old 11-21-2009, 06:21 PM
 
Location: The Raider Nation._ Our band kicks brass
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44507? Good luck with that.

Also in 44507

Two Men Shot, Claim Neither Saw Shooters - WKBN - 27 First News - Local News - Youngstown, Warren, Columbiana, Ohio - Sharon, Pennsylvania
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Old 11-21-2009, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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44507? Good luck with that.
Coming from Las Vegas, I'm sure they are totally unfamiliar with crime.
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Old 11-22-2009, 07:24 AM
 
Location: The Raider Nation._ Our band kicks brass
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Coming from Las Vegas, I'm sure they are totally unfamiliar with crime.

I would have to guess that they are completely unfamiliar with crime. They totally ignored the first three warning signs.

Houses in that area are only assessed around $8000.

Abandoned houses in the neighborhood.

A property that could only be sold on E-bay.

What more warning could they ask for? Bodies in the street? They have those too.
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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Why wouldn't they know about crime? Las Vegas is currently listed as the 4th most dangerous city. (for what that's worth) America's top 5 most dangerous cities - MSN Real Estate

44507 wouldn't exactly be my first choice when choosing where to live in Youngstown. (probably closer to the end of that list) But, assuming kimryunsun isn't into drugs and gangs, they will probably be OK, even there.

BTW, I looked for a house that might have been the one kimryunsun bought on ebay, but couldn't find a brick house that recently sold in 44507. But I did find a house in my neighborhood. So, just because a house sold on ebay, doesn't mean it's located in a crime-ridden neighborhood.
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Old 11-22-2009, 01:19 PM
 
Location: The Raider Nation._ Our band kicks brass
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Have you watched the news lately? The West Side is no longer the little utopia that you like to believe it is.

A 15 year old girl was shot in the head within walking distance to your house. A man was relieved of his Caddy, and 400 in cash at the same place. A food joint was robbed at gunpoint there too. All last week.

I told you that my brother lives by the Handle Bar. They now make it a habit to kick in his front door to see if he has replaced the stuff they took the last time they kicked in his door.

I know that you are half blind, but you need to take the blinders off to see what is really happening in your neighborhood.
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