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Old 03-18-2011, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Murphy, TX
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Recently I have been looking for at some MLS listing for cheap housing (mainly for my father). Amazingly, I noticed some super cheap listing of houses beside Fair Park area, so close to Downtown Dallas. When I mean cheap I talking about houses as low as $21K! In fact almost all houses are less than $100k in that area.

I am surprised the prices can be so low when you are 5 minutes from downtown. Not sure if my dad and mom would actually want to live there. Might be good place for investment property potentially though? Maybe one night after work I will drive down there and check the area out!
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:45 PM
 
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If you drive through really quickly and don't stop, you may not get shot.
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Yes, you should drive down there, and lock your doors when you do. You'll answer your own question...
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Murphy, TX
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Yes, you should drive down there, and lock your doors when you do. You'll answer your own question...
Is it seriously that bad down there? I have been to Fair Park before and never had any problem. In fact, Fair Park seems like such nice place. I am kind of surprised the area beside would be so dangerous.
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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It's probably the worst neighborhood in Dallas, which is sad for being so important to Dallas's culture and history.

Somebody needs to seriously buy up all of the land around Fair Park and demolish all of those homes and start over. Fair Park's potential is inhibited by the neighborhoods around it.
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Fair Park INSIDE the gates is great. OUTSIDE the gates is another story entirely. I believe the phrase is, "the metal bars on the windows are not ornamental."
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:43 PM
 
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Total BS.

The people who live there are very poor.
The houses are in bad shape and therefore cheap.

I have never been shot at over there.
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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South Dallas isn't that bad! I have been to South Dallas so many times, I never had a problem. My mother lived there in the late 70s and mid 80s. Come on PEOPLE you can get shot anywhere in Dallas. People try to make the lower income areas worst than it really is. People see the dilapidated houses and assume that the area is so bad that you can't even roll down your windows.

A couple of years ago they had a shooting at NorthPark Center, you wouldn't think it would never happen there. I have never heard about shootings at a mall in the southern areas of Dallas.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:08 PM
 
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There is a reason the Cowboys, SMU, Dallas Burn/FC Dallas, and the Cotton Bowl have all left Fair Park.

As Mike Rhyner of The Ticket says, "The white man doesn't want to go down to Fair Park".
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Total BS.

The people who live there are very poor.
The houses are in bad shape and therefore cheap.

I have never been shot at over there.
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South Dallas isn't that bad! I have been to South Dallas so many times, I never had a problem. My mother lived there in the late 70s and mid 80s. Come on PEOPLE you can get shot anywhere in Dallas. People try to make the lower income areas worst than it really is. People see the dilapidated houses and assume that the area is so bad that you can't even roll down your windows.

A couple of years ago they had a shooting at NorthPark Center, you wouldn't think it would never happen there. I have never heard about shootings at a mall in the southern areas of Dallas.
Look, I'm usually one of the first people on this board to defend what others perceive as bad areas, but let's call a spade a spade. The last statistics that I checked, there is not a single place in all of Dallas County with worse crime than the homes just southeast of Fair Park. Are you likely to get mugged or killed going to Fair Park? No, that's silly. I feel perfectly fine walking to and from my car at the state fair. But you have a MUCH higher chance of something bad happening to you in this neighborhood than any other neighborhood in Dallas. If you don't think the statistically worst neighborhood in Dallas is all that bad, then I don't know what to tell you. And the last time I checked, Fair Park does not represent all of South Dallas.
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