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Old 02-27-2010, 08:29 PM
 
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The last time I moved to a new place, I ended up having to place cameras in my apartment, and I had to park my car close to my window so that I could monitor it via camera overnight. Needless to say, I don't like to live that way. I am encouraged about what I have heard and read about Eugene both here, and from other sources, but after experiencing living in a dump (literally a DUMP) with dumpy people, I would hate to relive that. Not to sound condescending, but I refused to even try to make friends with those unabashed lowlives and methheads. I am almost positive that Eugene has to be a hop, step and a light year sized jump up from the living standards of my previous place of residence (small town Nebraska). I can already feel a good vibe just based on the helpful people on this forum.

What say you Eugenians? Thanks!
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:26 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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The last time I moved to a new place, I ended up having to place cameras in my apartment, and I had to park my car close to my window so that I could monitor it via camera overnight. Needless to say, I don't like to live that way. I am encouraged about what I have heard and read about Eugene both here, and from other sources, but after experiencing living in a dump (literally a DUMP) with dumpy people, I would hate to relive that. Not to sound condescending, but I refused to even try to make friends with those unabashed lowlives and methheads. I am almost positive that Eugene has to be a hop, step and a light year sized jump up from the living standards of my previous place of residence (small town Nebraska). I can already feel a good vibe just based on the helpful people on this forum.

What say you Eugenians? Thanks!
It's fine, it's fine, it's fine.

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Old 02-28-2010, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Just don't live too close to the university area, and you'll be OK! (too many break-ins around campus)
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:32 AM
 
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The same would be true about many other "student ghettos" in cities. My theory is that the crime is higher there because students are known to have a lot of high-tech gadgets and to be careless with them, so, easy pickings.
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:43 PM
 
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The last time I moved to a new place, I ended up having to place cameras in my apartment, and I had to park my car close to my window so that I could monitor it via camera overnight. Needless to say, I don't like to live that way. I am encouraged about what I have heard and read about Eugene both here, and from other sources, but after experiencing living in a dump (literally a DUMP) with dumpy people, I would hate to relive that. Not to sound condescending, but I refused to even try to make friends with those unabashed lowlives and methheads. I am almost positive that Eugene has to be a hop, step and a light year sized jump up from the living standards of my previous place of residence (small town Nebraska). I can already feel a good vibe just based on the helpful people on this forum.

What say you Eugenians? Thanks!
That's my previous experience in Flagstaff and Albuquerque. I own a 10 station alarm system from Albuquerque. I share your concerns, and won't put up with much of the Eugene metro that I drove through when visiting recently. The areas that I do like in Eugene are too expensive.

I can go up to Seattle where I was born and raised, and I know where to rent in safe neighborhoods, even a few blocks from the University of Washington. Consider Ashland, Oregon as a safer alternative - check the city data crime indices - the Police and City Management are more competent in Ashland in keeping things clean.

And finally if all you want to do is move west, other safe places include Boulder City, NV; Mammoth Lakes, CA; and Cave Creek / Carefree, AZ.
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