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Old 04-03-2009, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Puyallup, WA
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Near Harmon Plaground. I work near Puyallup and know routes that avoid 512. -JJ
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Downtown Tacoma
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Just looked up the crime data for around Fern Hill and compared to Proctor District. There wasn't too large of a difference. Property crimes were actually higher in the Proctor District. I haven't really visited Fern Hill but I hear the business district is pretty nice. Maybe not the most popular biz district in the city but it has a post office, library, german restaurant, park, school, and some other retail shops. Southern Kitchen was supposed to open another restaurant there but I think the plans are not happening anymore.
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:22 PM
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Location: Western WA
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I've lived here for about 15 years now. I live in 98446 right now which is in the south end. Not too bad. Tacoma use to be really badk in the late 80's due to the gang violence, but downtown Tacoma is pretty safe now. It has improved a lot since then.
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Old 04-29-2009, 04:47 PM
 
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I've lived in the 98405 zip for ten years and the most we've had happen is some things missing from the garage. Most of us have alley access with detached garages that can sometimes be broken into, but I've always felt safe in this area.
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Old 04-29-2009, 05:40 PM
 
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The truth when it comes to a thread like this is pretty relative.
I personally wouldn't live there, but it isn't exactly south central...Although even compton is starting to have decreases in crime due to more middle class moving there because of cheap housing.
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:12 AM
 
Location: san bernardino, ca.
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our piece of 98404 is a pretty good area.
the areas to the north and west of us though are
commonly know as bad areas.
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:23 AM
 
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After playing a show one night in Tacoma I stayed with some "squatters" aka homeless drug addicts who lived in a warehouse they converted into a music venue and skate park. I had a sleeping bag, beer, and some really nice musical equipment in my nice car which I parked right outside the "residence". I assume this was a "bad" area of Tacoma, but honestly nothing bad happened. Not ideal living conditions by any means, but it wasn't awful for one night. This was about 4 years ago.
So, in conclusion, Tacoma is not really that bad. I'm pretty scrawny, and if the various rif-raf (most of whom I met that night) wanted to rip me off they easily could have, instead we just listened to old records and chatted.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:26 PM
 
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How's the crime in 98444?
The crime is prolific. I could go into detail on why you shouldn't live there, but it would just be a long-winded rant about crackheads, incompetent police officers, and prostitutes who "ain't been robbering nobody".

I spent my early elementary school years living in that zip code, and then later I moved back after college because it was where I could afford to live. I moved out of there as soon as I could, even though it meant losing about 400 sq ft of living space. I lived there for a grand total of 7 months and it was way too long.

Tacoma isn't all slummy, but that zip code is. There are a lot of nicer places to live out there. I'd look elsewhere.
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