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Old 05-06-2011, 11:12 PM
 
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My daughter is a student at the university and is considering renting a room in a house on the lower address numbers of Ellicott. Is this a safe neighborhood? Should I be concerned as a parent? She will have a car and will be working during the day and returning to the house each evening. I've read mixed comments about the area including gun shots. Is this still a problem?
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:20 AM
 
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Definitely the potential for gunshots in the area at night. Property crime and holdups are possible, but not a certainty. She could do better, but if she's driving to and from school/work it's doable. I imagine some blocks on Ellicott Street are fairly quiet. If she's just renting a room and not locked into a lease I'd say give it a shot. Areas closer to Genesee Valley Park might be a step up.
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:09 PM
 
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Make sure that you visit the area personally but my first reaction is look elsewhere. There are many other great areas & safer too.
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