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Old 08-01-2010, 07:00 PM
 
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:03 PM
 
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I hope that was just because I forgot to put a "U" instead of an "O"
no, it's because you suggested a bad neighborhood
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:13 PM
 
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I wouldn't consider Columbia Heights a bad neighborhood. If I would've said Capitol Heights or Trinadad then maybe. But CH isn't a barren wasteland, which is what we think of when someone says "bad" neighborhood.
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:20 PM
 
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I wouldn't consider Columbia Heights a bad neighborhood. If I would've said Capitol Heights or Trinadad then maybe. But CH isn't a barren wasteland, which is what we think of when someone says "bad" neighborhood.
Good neighborhood does not equal one "good" block, then you walk two blocks in the wrong direction and get mugged or stabbed.

Let me tell you about Columbia Heights. At one point I went to interview for a place in a group house, on 13th, near Girard. The area is "sketchy mcsketcherson" as 14th & You likes to call it (gunshots at night), and so were the people in the group house. When I told them I wanted to live in a drug-free house they told me they had kicked out one housemate for heroin, now there was "only pot". Even though the room was cheap ($185/mo.) I could not get out of there fast enough.

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Old 08-01-2010, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Columbia Heights, D.C.
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Good neighborhood does not equal one "good" block, then you walk two blocks in the wrong direction and get mugged or stabbed.
Columbia Heights seems neutral to me, wouldn't place it in good nor bad.
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Old 08-01-2010, 10:32 PM
 
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How in the world is Columbia Heights a bad neighborhood? Do you all have any idea how many yuppies live there now?!? Yes, there's public housing that causes some problems. Yes, it's transitional. But a bad neighborhood to scare people away? Hardly.
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Old 08-02-2010, 07:08 AM
 
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[quote=Bluefly;15295540] Do you all have any idea how many yuppies live there now?!? quote]


God forgive you.

http://politicalbetting.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/keith_olbermann_101.jpg (broken link)
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Old 08-02-2010, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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The area is "sketchy mcsketcherson" as 14th & You likes to call it
That was in reference to the neighborhood 10-15 years ago. I don't view it that way now--transitional, yes, but certainly not a "do not set foot there"-type of neighborhood. As I mentioned in my comment above, there is a lot to recommend it.
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:43 AM
 
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Do you all have any idea how many yuppies live there now?!? quote]


God forgive you.
I have no idea what Keith Olbermann has to do with this, but the reality is that the DC you knew 10-15 years ago when you lived here doesn't exist anymore. Columbia Heights hasn't seen $185 rent in many, many years, even rent controlled and group houses, and you shouldn't be giving people advice about a city you don't know. Might as well spend your time warning tourists about the sex shops in Times Square.


The fact that you think there's a Cheesecake Factory in Columbia Heights should be proof enough that you don't know anything substantive about neighborhood. I am there everyday and have somehow lived to tell of this allegedly horrible place. It should be considered by the OP because it has all his criteria he seeks.
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Old 08-02-2010, 09:19 AM
 
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I have no idea what Keith Olbermann has to do with this, but the reality is that the DC you knew 10-15 years ago when you lived here doesn't exist anymore. Columbia Heights hasn't seen $185 rent in many, many years, even rent controlled and group houses, and you shouldn't be giving people advice about a city you don't know. Might as well spend your time warning tourists about the sex shops in Times Square.


The fact that you think there's a Cheesecake Factory in Columbia Heights should be proof enough that you don't know anything substantive about neighborhood. I am there everyday and have somehow lived to tell of this allegedly horrible place. It should be considered by the OP because it has all his criteria he seeks.
Columbia Heights, Eckington, or Ledroit Park
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