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Old 03-17-2012, 04:17 PM
 
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Totally baffles me that people would recommend Oak Park for safety reasons... I mean, it's better than it was in the '80/'90s when you didn't even go in it ever for any reason.
Kentucky Fried Chicken. Possibly safer than Del Paso. Other than that the closest you wanted to get was Tower.
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:36 PM
 
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Meh. Went there for punk shows at the Guild Theatre, but Oak Park is definitely a lot safer than it was--so is the Central City. People don't even believe me anymore when I tell them that J Street near the Starbucks was a hooker's stroll 25 years ago. Now the only prostitutes are the ones in business suits.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:56 AM
 
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If it matters, the recent SacBee map of murders in town didn't show a lot of activity of Oak Park. There were clustered in spots in Natomas, North Highlands, and South Sac. As I've said before, if I wanted a house (and especially if I had an interest in renovation) and I wanted a bit of a roll of the dice, I'd definitely buy a place in Oak Park. Hopefully the new developments on Broadway (Fresh and Easy, and others) will continue a positive trend.
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:12 PM
 
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Oak Park is pretty screwed up. The neighborhood has a major problem with both streetwalkers and gangs, especially the Oak Park Bloods. If the only place you can afford to buy is Oak Park, then I would keep renting.
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Old 10-16-2015, 09:22 PM
 
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DO NOT jog alone on the American River Bike Trail along any of the rivers.
You guard your safety around here by not walking on the trails or along the rivers alone. Walk with your head up when going to your car, to your house, etc. Have good locks on your doors and windows. Just common sense safety advice.

but do not go running alone around the rivers. I wouldn't even recommend it at night anywhere actually. Not alone.
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Old 10-16-2015, 09:28 PM
 
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There are pockets areas all over greater Sacramento area. Super nice upper middle class neighborhood, then 2 blocks over, high crime. It's odd. Horrific murders have occurred in some of the "safest" suburbans neighborhoods in the best parts of Sacramento. Security on your home and do not open your door to a stranger should be strictly followed here. Don't leave your doors unlocked when you are home. Ever. Never leave home or go to bed with open or unlocked windows. Other than that, avoid the really high crime sections and it's livable. There are weirdos everywhere. But I feel just fine going alone, in my car, to the local AM/PM at 2:00 in the morning for some milk. But I look around the whole time and use very confident body language and drive with my doors locked anyway. (I defy someone to try anything on me in an AM/PM parking lot ha ha). I could also walk down my street in the middle of the night alone and not really worry too much. It's not like that. But I never do that, so......
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Old 10-16-2015, 11:38 PM
 
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There are pockets areas all over greater Sacramento area. Super nice upper middle class neighborhood, then 2 blocks over, high crime. It's odd.
I find this to be true in many towns.

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Security on your home and do not open your door to a stranger should be strictly followed here. Don't leave your doors unlocked when you are home. Ever. Never leave home or go to bed with open or unlocked windows.
I find this to be true even in Folsom. There has been an uptick in property crimes in all the suburbs. I guess theives think suburbanites have lots of expensive toys.

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