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Old 07-15-2013, 09:45 PM
 
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Hi all! I'm moving to Wheeling, from PA, for graduate school for the next 2 1/2 years and have rented a place in north historic wheeling on main street, around 7th street. I was wondering if anybody would be able to tell me how safe this area is? I planned on walking to/from classes, but don't want to do so if it's unsafe. Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:45 AM
 
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You plan to walk every day from 7th. and Main to Washington Ave. every day for classes? That's quite a hike.

I lived for years at 7th. and Market, 1 block east of there. At the time, North Wheeling was a great place to live with wonderful historic homes, beautiful stained glass windows, tiled fireplaces, and so forth. It still has some lovely historic homes. Several years ago the do gooders decided it wasn't "fair" to provide subsidized housing for some folks in public housing projects, so they closed and razed the prefectly adequate Vinyard Hills public housing project and dispersed all those folks, who were perfectly content living where they were living, to other parts of the city. It really had little effect on the do gooders, since they lived either in gated communities protected from the consequences of their mass stupidity, or on estates removed from the urban area. The middle class, on the other hand, took it on the chin as usual.

North Wheeling has some elements living there now that, shall we say, were better placed in the projects where they and their kindred spirits could happily congregate and mingle. Now that they've been displaced and dispursed, they are a somewhat incompatable group of neighbors, so safety isn't quite what it was once there after dark, especially in warm weather months. During daylight, you should have no problems at all. At night, I recommend caution. The same applies to the use of the wonderful rail trail that passes just to the west of there. Use it during daytime.

When your lease expires, I recommend you look for a place in the Woodsdale or Pleasanton areas. Those areas are totally safe at any hour, and are very close to Jesuit. I hope this helps.
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:29 PM
 
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Thanks for all the info, it's too bad that the safety isn't what it used to be! The program I'm going into at WJU just moved into the old Stone & Thomas building downtown, so it'll be about a 10 minute walk according to google maps... Guess I'll just have to suck it up at pay the $160 parking pass so that I won't have to worry at night.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:58 PM
 
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Most of the trouble would be a little north of that spot around the 6th. or 5th. street areas and up on Market Street. From 7th. down to where Stones was located shouldn't be too bad. Parking is an issue in that area though. I belive you can still park free on 7th. Street. There are garages for rent if you look around, but you are indeed going to be living in a convenient loction for your classes.
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