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Old 09-22-2008, 08:41 PM
 
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Default Rapid City neighborhoods

I know I've seen this before somewhere but where are the areas of town to avoid buying a house. I was looking online at housing prices and just was wondering what the cross streets are where lesser income people live and a lot of rentals are.
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:52 PM
 
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North central Rapid City. From I690 to Anamosa, north of Omaha St up to the mall. North of the mall is "ok". There are some new homes up there with old homes. There is also Indian housing north of the mall.
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:18 AM
 
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I think ashnat meant I-90 instead of I690.
I don't see how where Native Americans live would make a difference.
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:21 AM
 
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Omaha street north. Race is moot.

Robinsdale area has afforadble housing comared to other parts of town and lower crime rate.
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:33 AM
 
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Like everyone said, avoid anything north of Omaha Street. Rapid Valley is affordable and so is Summerset/Piedmont Valley. The Westside and the Southside are the nicest parts of Rapid City.
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Old 09-23-2008, 02:16 AM
 
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Like everyone said, avoid anything north of Omaha Street. Rapid Valley is affordable and so is Summerset/Piedmont Valley. The Westside and the Southside are the nicest parts of Rapid City.
I haven't checked lately how is Black Hawk for housing prices?
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Old 09-23-2008, 06:23 AM
 
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Nope I meant what I said I690! And what I meant about the housing was that it is run down and I wouldn't buy a house next to it. Property values would not be good. Go further north, yes those homes look great. You also need to check where the sex offenders are.
http://sor.sd.gov/disclaimer.asp?page=search&nav=2 (broken link)

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Old 09-23-2008, 08:16 AM
 
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Nope I meant what I said I690!
Do you mean I-190 the Downtown Loop? Rapid City doesn't have an I-690.
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Old 09-23-2008, 04:38 PM
 
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crap yah!
Omaha has a I680. Slip of the finger on the keyboard I guess!
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:00 PM
 
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Default Good advice

I think that Ashnat mentioning where the bad areas are, regardless of whether it's white or American Indian -- is a good thing. Recommending an affluent area that happens to be white or brown -- is not racist. I'm sure that nobody here would recommend living in Pine Ridge -- or some depressed trailer park that is all white either. If that's where the crime is, and the majority of the (notorious) perpetrators are of a particular race -- who cares. Why should he lie and say that everything is "fine and dandy" in an area that's unsafe. Political correctness should never supercede safety! Ashnat is being honest, and is giving valuable "safety advice" to prospective residents who seek the truth. That's good!

Everybody here means well, but not everybody here shares the same perspectives -- PC and PI. That's real diversity -- diversity of ideas and life experiences --not just skin color. As far as jokes and stereoptypes, poor disadvantaged whites from bad homes--called rednecks -- seem to be the only group that is "unprotected" -- and is routinely the brunt of all jokes. I've never seen anyone, quickly come to the defense of poor white kids (called rednecks or poor white trash) from broken families. There's a blatant double standard. There are many white kids in America with the same dysfunctional family situations (alcoholism,abuse,severe poverty) as Pine Ridge residents, I've seen it firsthand, but they're forgotten. The emphasis is always on helping 'inner city kids' and those on 'reservations'. Help everyone, not just those who make the most noise, and are a protected (affirmative action) class.

Thank you everyone -- for giving me good advice on which areas to avoid when I move there, as well.
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