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Old 12-06-2007, 09:09 AM
 
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Exclamation Bad Areas To Walk Through? NEED HELP

I just got a job doing photography for real estate and appraisers. I got the area I am starting to photograph in and am really concerned it is a bad area and can pose danger to me. I am a young women in early twenties. For this job I have to walk around and take photos of the exterior of every house in my area. The area I have been assigned is I 10 and 35 intersection and then to the right of 10 until lions park and covington park. Never have I drove let alone walk in this area. I will be walking in these areas at 6am until 1-2pm so I'm hoping that since I'm in that time range I shouldn't be in much danger.
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:14 AM
 
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I meant 10 and 37 not 35
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:36 AM
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Have you looked at how that area fits on the map in this thread?
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:08 PM
 
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Bowie - interesting, I haven't seen that map. vanillalotus - According to the map, looks like you got shafted. In my experience, I would not walk that area alone anytime of the day. I'm a white male, maybe I would walk it with other males, and be nervous - probably wouldn't walk it with females though. Hope it doesn't sound sexist or racist, just trying to be real.
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Old 12-06-2007, 01:29 PM
 
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I know plenty of people who live in the Highland Park area, between I-10 and I-37. They feel perfectly safe.

There are some areas I'd probably avoid unless necessary, but I'd just be conscientious of my surroundings. Don't act scared. Make friends with the folks on the street. Drive through it a few times first.
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Old 12-06-2007, 02:09 PM
 
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I have four female friends (single, white, in their mid 20's - mid 30's) who live in the Highlands area. None of them have had any problem. In fact, they've each moved there because of other friends. As Chakapu said, you have to be aware of your surroundings. I wouldn't walk through the middle of the park by yourself (though I wouldn't walk through a park in the Dominion by myself either), but you'll be fine.

You might want to look at the bird's eye view on Live Local to get a better feel for the area before you actually walk it.

When I was in college, we had to go and do this sort of thing all the time. The area you have is not a "bad" area - it may not be Alamo Heights, but it's definately not a ghetto.
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Old 12-06-2007, 04:01 PM
 
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...ever see the jodie foster movie the brave one? buy a pistol...and mace. better safe than sorry, ya know. even "good" neighborhoods have creeps roaming around looking for trouble.
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Old 12-06-2007, 04:01 PM
 
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OK, I guess I'm not real familiar with the Highland parks area. But, when people are saying "be aware of your surroundings" or "don't act scared", a red light goes off for me and I think "a woman shouldn't walk the streets here alone". Might be OK, but makes me nervous. Am I way off the mark here?
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:23 PM
 
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I think "be aware of your surroundings" and "don't act scared" are valid advice for any neighborhood, and for life in general.

No neighborhood is 100%, unequivocally safe. When I was little, a friend of the family was stabbed while she was jogging with her baby on Contour road in Olmos Park. I'd say, "be aware of your surroundings" to anyone who jogs down the road in 09 or Stone Oak, not just someone out in the Highlands area.

So yeah, I think you're somewhat off the mark.
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:14 PM
 
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OK, I guess I'm not real familiar with the Highland parks area. But, when people are saying "be aware of your surroundings" or "don't act scared", a red light goes off for me and I think "a woman shouldn't walk the streets here alone". Might be OK, but makes me nervous. Am I way off the mark here?
I'd say the same for Alamo Heights or any area on the northside.
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