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Old 10-12-2011, 01:43 AM
 
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My husband and I are relocating from Chicago and are in town this week looking for an apartment. One of the many places we saw today was a loft in the Loft2015 building located at 2015 Hancock st. The inside of the apt was awesome however.... The immediate area surrounding the building seemed iffy. Normally would just trust my gut and I think we're going to sign on a Hillcrest apt with less bells and whistles but since I've been lurking on this forum I thought I'd finally get up the nerve to post. Is this area as sketchy as it seemed or am I overreacting?
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:57 AM
 
Location: Barrio Logan/Shelltown
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What's the cross street? If it's the part of Hancock Street that you turn right off of Rosecrans, it's in a semi-industrial area. You'll see (or maybe have already) seen lots of RVs parked on the street.
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:18 AM
 
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On Hancock between noell and old town ave. Seems there's a bikram studio and a costume shop across the street
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:27 AM
 
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I can't believe lofts went up there...Freeway on one side, train tracks on the other (along with the airport). Right across from the old West Coast/Club Montage and Buffalo Breath. I would not call it the safest area, and walking to all those cool places in Old Town is out due to the dark streets and freeway overpasses you'd have to go under/over.
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:43 AM
 
Location: Barrio Logan/Shelltown
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Yes, sdjimbob is right. The lofts may be nice, but the area isn't. If you found a place in Hillcrest that you like, I'd go for it.
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:37 AM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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Isn't that area called (or somebody decided to name it to sound interesting) Five Points? Those places were on and off construction for years- for being right in the middle of the city it is about as bad and inconvenient (at least for walking) as they come.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Lemon Grove, CA, 91945
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I would not even consider this place. Its sandwiched between the freeway, trolley and Pacific Highway. I saw that place going up and though "wow, a wannabe "city" loft". There is absolutely nothing near there that would be considered a short city walk and you are surrounded by warehouse type business, but NOT in a "hip" way a la meatpacking district in NYC.
Its very industrial and there isnt a sizable single residential building anywhere near it or pedestrian friendly. I really dont even understand how they got residential zoning for such an industrial area.

On the flip side, I am sure the units themselves are quite nice and as a short term rental might be ok, but a once year lease?
Pass.
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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that building is a fluke and there is some sort of backstory there. No residential services anywhere nearby, overpass, freeway, train tracks and industrial.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:37 PM
 
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Thanks for your help guys! The Hillcrest one we wanted got taken just before we got back with our applications so it's back to square 1
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:52 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California
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Wow, I didn't even realize there was anything residential in the area. Yeah, as the others have said--avoid.
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