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Old 03-13-2009, 06:54 AM
 
Location: long island ny
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i was wondering if behind the rocks is a decent neighborhood to live in hartford?
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:49 AM
 
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It depends on your comfort level and street smarts. A lot of that area is pretty sketchy, but if you're a college student looking for something cheap near Trinity, it could work. Check the area out in person and see how you feel. Depending on where you live on Long Island, it might be a radical change from what you're used to.
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:25 AM
 
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It depends on your comfort level and street smarts. A lot of that area is pretty sketchy, but if you're a college student looking for something cheap near Trinity, it could work. Check the area out in person and see how you feel. Depending on where you live on Long Island, it might be a radical change from what you're used to.
Agree completely. That area has been struggling for a long time. I actually have a friend who works for Trinity and they struggle within the university to keep crime at bay (car break ins, etc).
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Wethersfield, CT
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I have lived off Fairfield Avenue before. The area was very nice, most of the people who lived in my neighborhood were home owners and worked very hard at keeping the area decent. There were your few instances of crime, but nothing really major.
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:09 PM
 
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actually Leilani brings up a good point - How far "behind the rocks" do you mean?? Fairfield ave is a bit further removed from where i was thinking. Where specifically are you asking about?
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Wethersfield, CT
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The immediate area around Trinity has been getting a bit sketchy recently. Just a couple months ago, my brother in law went to a liquor store on Zion Street and a shooting occurred right outside the store.
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:51 PM
 
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Yeah, I never got good vibes from Zion St., but felt less uncomfortable further south around New Britain Ave. YMMV. How is the area south of White St. these days?
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Wethersfield, CT
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Yeah, I never got good vibes from Zion St., but felt less uncomfortable further south around New Britain Ave. YMMV. How is the area south of White St. these days?
It's really not too bad. A lot of the homes in that area are still beautiful, and most of the homeowners do an excellent job with the upkeep of their properties. My children attended Kennelly for years. I noticed as the years progressed, there were a lot of behavior issues with some of the kids. I never felt comfortable at the intersection of Hillside and New Britain Avenue, and anywhere north on Hillside either.
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Old 03-14-2009, 06:41 AM
 
Location: long island ny
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The area i was looking at in "Behind The Rocks" was Bannister St. I was also looking into the area they call "SouthWest".
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:29 PM
 
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My impression is that Southwest is a somewhat safer and stabler neighborhood; certainly, I found it more visually appealing (as Leilani Vasquez said, above). Others may know the area better than I do.
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