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Old 11-11-2009, 12:46 PM
 
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Looking at possible property purchase in the 2100 block of Rivermont Avenue (Rivermont Historical District) in Lynchburg. Property backs up to the Riverside Park (separated by 6 foot privacy fence). If someone is familiar with this area and can give me an opinion on safety, crime, etc., I would appreciate it.
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:58 PM
 
Location: The South
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I wouldn't do it. I would stay west of Randolph-Macon College. Just my opinion.
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Lynchburg
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I think thats a pretty safe area. It doesn't get really bad until you go past cabel st. (towards downtown). Seen plenty of thugs hangin around that area.
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:10 PM
 
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I think that area is fine and the area to the east is improving with lots of rehabbing going on. You can check the crime data on-line here

Crime Map | Lynchburg News Advance (http://www2.newsadvance.com/lna/special_sections/crime_map/ - broken link)
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Looking at possible property purchase in the 2100 block of Rivermont Avenue (Rivermont Historical District) in Lynchburg. Property backs up to the Riverside Park (separated by 6 foot privacy fence). If someone is familiar with this area and can give me an opinion on safety, crime, etc., I would appreciate it.

igloo, what did you wind up deciding? I have my eye on that 1901 Georgian Revival Mansion at 2102 Rivermont.....looks like a beauty!
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:30 PM
 
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I live 2 blocks closer to downtown; been there for seven years and have loved it. I don't think I could have found a better opportunity than I did on Rivermont.
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:33 AM
 
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igloo, what did you wind up deciding? I have my eye on that 1901 Georgian Revival Mansion at 2102 Rivermont.....looks like a beauty!
Things have not worked out like we had planned so no move yet. Good luck with the house you have in mind.
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Old 03-26-2010, 01:15 PM
 
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Default "Lower Rivermont"

I have lived in Rivermont since I was 3 years old. My wife and I bought and are living in a house on the downtown side of Cabell Street. Sure, we have more than our share of drug-uglies here, but most of the customers drive in from the "better" parts of town. After more than 4 years in this location, I've never felt uncomfortable or scared. Could it be better? Absolutely, and it is markedly better than it was ten years ago.
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