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Old 12-06-2010, 09:17 AM
 
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Default safety of Lincoln Park?

Hi everyone,

I am a young woman looking to move into the Lincoln Park neighborhood near 15th and A NE. I would be living with three other young women. We love the house we looked at but I wonder if it would be safe for us.

Our biggest concern is whether it would be safe to walk to the Potomac Ave and/or Stadium Armory Metro stops. How do people who live by Lincoln Park get around? Is there a bus route everyone uses?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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Its generally a safe neighborhood but one still needs to be aware of their surroundings, like its not wise to walk around with expensive stuff like ipods at night. Basically mind your business and you'll be okay. The B2, D6 and 96 bus routes serve that area (The D6 will take you to Stadium-Armory station, Union station, and other points Downtown. The 96 will take you to Stadium-Armory station, Union station and points Uptown such as Bloomingdale, Shaw, U street, Adams Morgan, Woodley Park, and Mclean Gardens. The B2 will take you to Stadium-Armory station, Potomac Ave station, and other points in NE and SE such as Starburst Plaza, Langdon Park, Mt. Rainer, and Anacostia.)
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:01 PM
 
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You shouldn't have any problem with Lincoln Park. It's very nice. I know several young women who live over near Potomac Ave. Metro as well, but it starts to get less stable the further east you go. A recent string of random daylight attacks on young women (not robberies, just attacks) near Pennsylvania and 13th SE have gotten the neighborhood up in arms. The police stepped up coverage and a juvenile was just arrested as the prime suspect. So, hopefully that was just an isolated series of events by some kid. If you can walk to Eastern Market Metro instead, it would probably be better but the area's not inherently dangerous by any means.
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:30 PM
 
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Its generally a safe neighborhood but one still needs to be aware of their surroundings, like its not wise to walk around with expensive stuff like ipods at night. Basically mind your business and you'll be okay. The B2, D6 and 96 bus routes serve that area (The D6 will take you to Stadium-Armory station, Union station, and other points Downtown. The 96 will take you to Stadium-Armory station, Union station and points Uptown such as Bloomingdale, Shaw, U street, Adams Morgan, Woodley Park, and Mclean Gardens. The B2 will take you to Stadium-Armory station, Potomac Ave station, and other points in NE and SE such as Starburst Plaza, Langdon Park, Mt. Rainer, and Anacostia.)
ah yes, the "no Ipod rule"
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:03 PM
 
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If it were me, I'd take the place and try out the stadium/armory station and if it felt dodgy, just shift my commute route to eastern market, which probably won't be any longer of a commute.
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