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Old 11-19-2009, 07:13 AM
 
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I became more cautious, didn't wear jewelery which looked valuable, became more aware of my surroundings, and stopped driving in areas that I felt uncomfortable in.

Maybe it boarders on being Paranoid, but sometimes that is not a bad thing.
I worked in Riviera Beach and commuted there by bicycle from
N. Palm/Donald Ross. I got attacked, unprovoked by a young
kid. I did get away because I was on a bike, but afterward I
carried a stun gun, (un)dressed like I was homeless for the
ride in and home. The only problem then was having freelance
pimps/hookers and crack dealers solicit me. I also learned to go
against bike safety stuff and NEVER use hand signals. A right turn signal
brought three Jr. Businessmen out of the nowhere thinking I was in the market for....
Ha ha

Also, when you hear "HEY, THATS MY BIKE", just pedal like crazy out of there, fast...
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:26 AM
 
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To look up zip codes and neighborhood crime statistics:

Crimes in your neighborhood (http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crimes-in-your-neighborhood-49616.html - broken link)
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:11 PM
 
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riviera beach is not a bad place if u don't know where you are going then it could become one...but overall i think it is a very nice city
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:18 PM
 
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Angry no disrespect but i'am a palm beach native and sometime i find myself wornding why do new yorkers move down here...

go back too new york
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everything you've heard is true and then some. we moved here 4 years ago from n.y. and cannot believe this place!! it is night and day from the reputation we knew of Palm Beach before we got here. Yes there are "good areas" but bad things happen there too. this place is good for the very rich who live on the island or in gated communities, people to vacation but mostly career criminals and drug addicts love it here. Ex: when I found out we had 46 registered sex offenders in a 2 mile radius of my house and over 100 with in 5, a so called "middle class neighborhood", the common response is "that sounds about right." The worst part is that the people down here think this is normal and the rest of the country is like this too. There are some descent people here but they are few and far between and none of them are native Floridians. Don't even get me started on the health care, schools and government. Believe me if we had the money to get out of here I would run and never look back!!
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach, FL & Napa, CA
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riviera beach is not a bad place if u don't know where you are going then it could become one...but overall i think it is a very nice city
Overtown and Liberty City are nice places too.
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:15 AM
 
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riviera beach is not a bad place if u don't know where you are going then it could become one...but overall i think it is a very nice city
Umm.... I think it's the reverse. "Overall" it's NOT a nice city, but there are some very LIMITED pockets of OK... and even fewer "nice" (which tends to be Singer Island).
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:21 PM
 
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my problem with west palm beach is the ghost town feel to it and lack of a true urban core. never mind the crime, there are worse places.

Last edited by HumboldtParkShiner; 08-24-2010 at 04:29 PM..
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:07 AM
 
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my problem with west palm beach is the ghost town feel to it and lack of a true urban core. never mind the crime, there are worse places.
Do you mean the town itself? Downtown is the "urban core".... from Cityplace district to Clematis district....but yes, it can be deserted at night in some parts. It is so much better than 10+ years ago though! Young professionals renting condos have helped boost the feel of downtown.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:50 AM
 
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West Palm Beach is lovely , many museums, concerts, family events!
It is not! violent, crazy druggies and prostitutes everywhere
That is ridiculous! Yes there are soume rough areas (just like any city) but that is easily avoidable. the 33401 zip is tricky some of the undesireable neighborhood with higher crime do fall into that
stay south of okeechobee and even in to the 33405 area code
you will find beautiful historic neighborhoods, Flamingo Park, El Cid, Grandview Height and more!
from Parker ave to Flagler on the intracoastal
Beautiful historic homes, tree lined streets, young families with children and some of the best public schools in the county,South Olive Elementary, Palmetto Elementary, Palm Beach Public, Dreyfoos School of the Arts.
There is so much to offer and not hard to find things to do
Upscale shopping, dining, nightlife, cuture, festivals, art music, kind, fun people, beaches, outdoor activities,etc..
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Haverhill, Florida
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Thread bumped from a year ago....... reply not necessary
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