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Old 12-27-2006, 07:36 PM
 
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Hey I am a senior in high school down in Fremont County and I absolutely can not wait to get out of here! I was accepted at UNC and am about 99.999% im going there. My friend who moved up to greeley told me crime in his hood was bad (he said he heard gun shots sometimes and stuff) and warned me bout that. How is Greeley as a whole as far as crime. I dont plan on owning a car during college and actually plan to do my travel mainly by foot or bicycle (my buddy says the bus system is totally unreliable-- opinions plz ) and Id really like to know how safe itd be to walk around especially the areas directly around the University, Downtown, and around St Peters Catholic Church

Thanks so much and also any opinions about UNC or Greeley (how is their downtown?) are welcome
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Old 12-29-2006, 10:56 AM
 
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I have very little personal experience in Greeley as I have never lived there, but my best friend went there for her bachelor's degree. Be careful (especially if you're a girl) walking around alone at night. My friend was in cross country and was running with a friend one evening when a van pulled over and a couple of guys tried to pull my friend's running partner into the van, luckily my friend always carried pepper spray and they were able to get away.

I'm not saying this is typical of Greeley but just something to keep in mind.

On the other hand she had nothing but good things to say about the school and the professors there. The school itself is a great place to learn.
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Old 12-29-2006, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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We wouldn't live in Greeley........NO WAY!!
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Old 12-29-2006, 07:03 PM
 
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why not? everyone i know at UNC loves it there!
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Old 12-30-2006, 02:07 PM
 
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Over the past two decades, Greeley has changed dramatically. Both in population, and regarding the crime rate, both have skyrocketed. I don’t even live in Colorado anymore, but when I did, (for 48+ years), Greeley was the county seat, in the county in which I had always resided. I knew it well, and I still have friends and family who reside near/in Greeley.

Greeley has a lot of gang-related problems. Greeley is, also, infamously known to be a city where many illegal immigrants embark. Aside from the high crime rate, these two factors also make for a lot of friction in Greeley, and between the Caucasians and Hispanics. This “friction” may not be physically/actually apparent all over/at any time in Greeley, but it is there.

As far as attending UNC, it too has had its recent problems which pertained to prejudice-acting people, or really, just some dope that shot his mouth off in public and shouldn’t’ have. It is a good college however, and I think you, or anyone attending it, should do fine, if you just stick to your studies and don’t become too involved with the social aspect of the area.
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Old 12-31-2006, 04:15 AM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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Munshine tells the truth about Greeley........the real 100% truth!
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Old 01-14-2008, 03:01 PM
 
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Default Don't go to UNC!

Hear this! If you are thinking about sending your kid to UNC in Greeley, Colorado, don't. This town is gang infested and the cops do little about it. My kid, delivering pizzas, accidentally bumped into some idiot gang banger in one of their trailer trash neighborhoods and got his butt kicked by a thug who thinks he owns the roads. Such a minor accident that no damage was done, but this guy, who out weighed my son by 100 pounds, got out of his car and proceeded to rant and rave and then started fighting. Turns out, this guy just got out of prison for attempted murder. The cop was hesitant to follow through with the complaint. Ya, this kind of crap goes on all the time and anywhere, but we have heard many stories like ours from many other people. Now, because of this violent ass wipe, my son has to quit UNC and get out of town. Thanks, Greeley.
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:00 AM
 
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Delivering pizzas is a dangerous job.
If you keep to the campus and are not a hot-headed kind of person, you will be fine. There are gangs, but most of it is junior-high wannabe thugs. If you stay away from them and stay out of the seedy neighborhoods, you will be sure to survive.
If you are really worried, get a place on the west end of town where it is safer and more up scale.
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Old 09-16-2008, 03:48 PM
 
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My neighbor called animal control and the law on us because our dog barked for less than a minute at 2 pm. Got ticket, went to court, paid $120 for the ticket. My husband missed work to go to court and that cost us a nice job bonus. Very strange town. Way too much code.
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Old 09-17-2008, 05:19 PM
 
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Hear this! If you are thinking about sending your kid to UNC in Greeley, Colorado, don't. This town is gang infested and the cops do little about it. My kid, delivering pizzas, accidentally bumped into some idiot gang banger in one of their trailer trash neighborhoods and got his butt kicked by a thug who thinks he owns the roads. Such a minor accident that no damage was done, but this guy, who out weighed my son by 100 pounds, got out of his car and proceeded to rant and rave and then started fighting. Turns out, this guy just got out of prison for attempted murder. The cop was hesitant to follow through with the complaint. Ya, this kind of crap goes on all the time and anywhere, but we have heard many stories like ours from many other people. Now, because of this violent ass wipe, my son has to quit UNC and get out of town. Thanks, Greeley.
I am truly sorry about your kid. We called the law 2+ years back when someone busted out my kids car window. We are still waiting for the law to come.
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