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Unread 01-03-2013, 07:26 PM
 
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Default If I live in the tenderloin, are there "bad" areas I should be avoiding?

Perhaps this question might not make sense; I've been going through online and saw a lot of people say that certain areas of the tenderloin are more concentrated with problematic aspects of that town, more so than other areas of the tenderloin.

I think I've decided on living in taylor suites, which is a studio on 250 taylor st (it's on taylor and ellis facing the hilton hotel there). Can any SFers or Tenderloiners comment on this? Is there a particular street corner or a set of street blocks that I should try to bypass? I'm probably going to come off work late at 9 to 10pm, and I just wanted to see if I should be avoiding a certain path on my walk back to the apartment.
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Unread 01-03-2013, 07:31 PM
 
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It's not bad in the sense that it's right at the edge of where the TL blends into the Union Square area, so you just need to walk a block to the east and get away from the scuzz, but it's where Glide Memorial Church is so you'll see a ton of homeless people lounging around waiting for aid handouts.
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Unread 01-03-2013, 07:52 PM
 
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turk and taylor
jones and ellis
golden gate and leavensworth
ellis and leavensworth
eddy and leavensworth
jones and o'farrell


Many more. Turk and Taylor is the worst.
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Unread 01-03-2013, 07:54 PM
 
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wow an extensive list...
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Unread 01-03-2013, 08:39 PM
 
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Perhaps this question might not make sense; I've been going through online and saw a lot of people say that certain areas of the tenderloin are more concentrated with problematic aspects of that town, more so than other areas of the tenderloin.

I think I've decided on living in taylor suites, which is a studio on 250 taylor st (it's on taylor and ellis facing the hilton hotel there). Can any SFers or Tenderloiners comment on this? Is there a particular street corner or a set of street blocks that I should try to bypass? I'm probably going to come off work late at 9 to 10pm, and I just wanted to see if I should be avoiding a certain path on my walk back to the apartment.
How much is your rent gonna be for this studio? I'm just curious.
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Unread 01-03-2013, 08:54 PM
 
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it's a short term lease, so it's really expensive...a little over 1900 (all utilities included for 3 months)
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Unread 01-03-2013, 08:56 PM
 
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and furnished
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Unread 01-03-2013, 09:50 PM
 
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and furnished
As a matter of fact, EVERY block in the Tenderloin. A lady was robbed there today I think. A 30 year old woman pulled over on Leavensworth to find her phone in the backseat. Some guy robbed her and killed her dog.
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Unread 01-03-2013, 09:58 PM
 
Location: oakland / berkeley
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So, is it really as bad as people say? My yuppie-fied neighborhood in Houston is also a place that caters to homeless people -- all of the social services are concentrated here, churches feed them, some flop houses, etc. I can handle panhandlers, vagrants walking around, not leaving valuables in the car, etc. Is it really a huge danger of being mugged/killed? Worse than where I've already lived for a decade?

I ask this because I've heard many people here say, "oh, I couldn't live there, too dangerous" but the worst thing that has happened in all my years is some packages UPS left on the sidewalk being stolen.
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Unread 01-04-2013, 09:33 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Move ASAP!
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