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Old 01-05-2012, 04:13 PM
 
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As an out-of-towner I would really appreciate candid opinions of this area. My buddy lives right by the little tennis court there. Thanks!
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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East Lake is a very depressed area. I do not consider it a desirable place to live or frequent. The whole area around the airport is edgy. I used to drive through it quite a bit when I lived in Crestwood and Tarrant and I never had any problems, but I never hung around at night or did anything outside of my normal commute. But that whole section: East Lake, Wahouma, Zion City, Gate City - blighted and depressed.
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:13 PM
 
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It's one of those areas that is--how should I put it?--gentrifying.
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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North East Lake is iffy, which is a shame. It started getting run down in the '70s, and then in the '80s and beyond the airport started buying out chunks of it. There are some charming houses up there, but I wouldn't advise a purchase, or probably even a rental.

On the other side of the interstateis Roebuck Springs, which is still very nice with a strong hisltorical association. And South East Lake is perennially gentrifying, the latest being the effort of the creative class. Stay east of about 85th Street.
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:47 AM
 
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Its a good location for urban pioneers, a bad location for those wanting established neighborhoods with good schools and such.
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