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Old 02-28-2007, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Working on relocating
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I've seen this study. It is funny because I live in a city in Michigan that made the top 25--won't say which one for security reasons LOL.

But, ironically, I'm half hour from Detroit which made the most dangerous #2 and well, a hour from Flint, MI which is #3 on most dangerous I believe. I go to Detroit all the time for concerts and to eat at restaurants--it's a great city...just don't walk around at night in the Cass Corridor.

It's funy too 'cause we're seriously looking at Mission Viejo which is in the top 25 of the safe cities. Wild.
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Old 02-28-2007, 05:25 PM
 
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I must second this article. It's quite a read. Thanks, mrvgs, for posting a link to it.
I just want any so cal members to know what is happening down there. I am suprised that this article even got published. It tells the problem of illegal immigration. To those of you who think I'm some kind of racist you need to know I am part hispanic. My mother was one of the first people in the 60's to do interpritaion work for the gov because she was bi-lingual. I went in to homes where only spanish was spoken and these poor people are 2nd class citizens. I hope this article opens some eyes on this issue.
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Old 03-01-2007, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Golden Valley AZ
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Why are you people so afraid of gangs? I do not understand the entire idea,living in tough,cloudy Pittsburgh.We have visited the brothers and put them on notice,that we have 32,000 legally armed citizens in our neighborhood and we protect our women and children.
Wake up you cake-eaters defend yourselves,legally.Attack dogs,gun permits,hire some soldiers of fortune and get respect.
Maybe all that sunny weather has burned the intestial fortitude out of you.Work with the police and tell them what you are doing.
Protect your kids,for heaven's sake.
If I moved out there,things would be much different,
This is America-speak english only or get out.

And so what happens when you're at work and someone goes to your kids' school and (insert bad thing here)......you can't always watch your back 24/7. Here in Kookyfornia the criminals have more rights than the law abiding citizen
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Old 03-01-2007, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Working on relocating
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Hey Michigan Negrophobe,I will walk anywhere in America that I want-nite or day.This is America.My friends and I walk or drive anywhere anytime you damn sissy.Go hide behind your wife's skirt.
Never heard of such nonsense,where are the people who invented,built and fought for this country.If it were not were the good people red,white and black-there would be no America---take it back.
Let's see...
1) I have African-American friends who are afraid to walk around the Cass Corridor at night. Living in ANY big city is a good reason to be careful regardless of your race.
2) Don't call me racist. I used to live in Detroit as a kid.
3) I don't have a wife, but it'd be nice to have someone cook for me.

Thank you!
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Old 06-19-2010, 09:44 PM
 
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Oakland and Richmond are hands down, the most dangerous cities in California. Compton was bad back in The early 90's but Oakland has always been worse. In Southern CA, I would say certain neighborhoods are bad it just depends. Inglewood is pretty bad, Compton is definately not safe, but I wouldnt say it's the worst. Skyline in San Diego is bad. Pico District in LA is bad. Many Latino neighborhoods are worse than Compton. Echo Park, North Hollywood, Watts are very bad. Compton has just been hyped, because of the NWA rap group that came from there.
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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Oakland and Richmond are hands down, the most dangerous cities in California. Compton was bad back in The early 90's but Oakland has always been worse.
Oakland and Compton are not the same kind of city.

Compton is almost unanymously middle to lower income and has a below average level of educational attainment.. Oakland has a huge swath of wealth and privilege and has an above average percentage of college graduates. What's most interesting is that Oakland's very high crime rate is actually offset by the safe areas in the hills. So that means that Oakland's crime rate is actually lowered! Meaning without the hills to offset the flatlands, Oakland's crime rate would be much higher

Mind you, Im the biggest Oakland booster on this website, but we are definitely cognizant of the city's very serious crime problem.

At the same time, there are actually plenty of incredibly diverse middle class neighborhoods in Oakland that we are currently talking about in this thread over in the SF Forum:

//www.city-data.com/forum/san-f...ass-areas.html

Here's a post of mine from that thread:

Upper Dimond is another area that straddles the line btwn Middle and Upper Middle Class.

Upper Dimond
Average Household Income: $72,309
Pop. Density: 10,355 per sq mile


Its a very diverse area as you can see. I love that about the neighborhoods we've been looking at. The diversity of peoples and cultures is amazing.

Anyway, Upper Dimond is closer to Downtown and is a major commuter area into SF too.

I love Dimond Park
http://2450palmetto.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/CIMG0230.25725437_std.jpg (broken link)

Home Prices in Upper Dimond are a higher than the other neighborhoods we've mentioned so far. I think that's due to its location closer in, as well as due to Glenview, Lincoln Highlands and Oakmore, which all border Upper Dimond. Not to mention the Dimond District which has retail, banks, restaurants etc.


Pics of Upper Dimond






Some homes currently for sale in Upper Dimond:

2bd/1bth for $339,000


2bd/1bth for $429,000


2bd/1bth for $499,000


3bd/2bth for $539,000


And our thread doesnt even talk about Oakland's numerous safe hill areas.










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Old 06-20-2010, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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Hate the McMansions, love the mid-century and older cottage examples.
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Old 06-20-2010, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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Hate the McMansions, love the mid-century and older cottage examples.
I love both.

The cottages and bungalows in older California areas are my favorite tho.

Another middle class neighborhood in Oakland that has plenty of those is Maxwell Park.

Maxwell Park
Average Household Income: $74,057
Pop. Density: 9,757 per sq mile









http://www.kphillips.com/listings/34715_IMAGE1.jpg (broken link)





http://www.kphillips.com/listings/Allendale-photo.jpg (broken link)
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Old 06-20-2010, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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I could SO live there. Reminds me of some of my favorite L.A. neighborhoods.
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Old 06-20-2010, 12:24 PM
 
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