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Old 07-27-2007, 02:30 AM
 
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Default Springfield dangerous neighborhoods

I am moving to Springfield from a small town nearby and want to be close to Drury and OTC. I am also needing something cheap since right now I'm used to paying only $300 a month in rent.

I had seen a couple of place's to the west of Drury around Scott & Main Street. I know that it is an older neighborhood but is there much crime problems in this part of town? Driving through it seemed pretty calm but it was a rougher crowd. At the same time it felt comfortable to be in real neighborhood. People were talking to one another and kids playing outside. Neighbors don't seem to chat to much in the newer Springfield neighborhoods.

It seems that if I go to the south of Drury and OTC into the downtown area the prices skyrocket because of MSU. I'm wanting to stay at or under $350 a month.
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Old 07-27-2007, 05:03 AM
 
Location: No city lights here
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Rent for under $350 .. wow .. I never heard of that anywhere before ..good luck! The places around me that rent like that are usually sleeping rooms or full of bugs!

Good Luck!
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Old 07-27-2007, 05:28 AM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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Besides the feedback that should get w/in this thread,,,
Check the local newspaper, look at where crimes seem to be prevelant.
Contact the local chapter of the The Alliance of Guardian Angels, inquire where/what their thoughts are.
The local CRIME STOPPERS for the Greater Springfield Area (broken link) might also be of help...
Call the local fuzz, they might also tell ya - depending upon who you talk with...

Might check out the following too:
City of Springfield, MO - Interactive Maps


Best to ya!
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Old 07-28-2007, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Springfield, MO
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nroden,

There are lots of places online you can go to to check out neighborhoods or even the specific crime history of a certain house ... you might also try:
National Sex Offender Registry or Greene County, Missouri ...

Good luck!
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Old 07-28-2007, 04:43 PM
 
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All areas of springfield are fine, some north neighborhoods are older and have higher crime rates but are perfectly fine to live in. You'll be able to find reasonable apartments for around 350, just look around. It all just depends on what your standard of living is. Springfield is a very safe city, Ive walked around in the middle of the night in what is considered "bad" neighborhoods and its no big deal. This isnt Detroit or Memphis, dont let some snobs discourage you from living here just because you dont make alot of money.

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Old 07-29-2007, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Lenexa Kansas
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I'm going to be moving to Springfield in the coming months I have heard that living south of town is better. I'm not worried about crime I just want to find a place away from town or a nice quiet apartment or condo that is not around college students, any suggestions?
I've checked out the prices of the average apartment and I'm floored; it's so cheap there. I pay over 800 a month for a small one bedroom apartment. Springfield seems like really good deal all around.
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Old 07-30-2007, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Carol Stream, IL
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I agree with El Shaggy, you can find a place that is very livable for $350 or even less if you are really lucky. Yes, there is crime in that area, but nothing horrible by any means (it's not like a major city bad neighborhood, put it that way). I think you will be just fine
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:28 AM
 
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Default Branson

What areas should be avoided in branson mo, relating crimes?
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