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Old 10-23-2010, 12:36 PM
Location: East coast
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From what I've been reading, Fort Worth seems to be a pleasant city, with tons of things to do & friendly locals.... so I'm just curious, because I'm reading the 'bad area' thread a few posts down and it's hard for someone whose never been there to get a clear picture of why that particular area is bad in the locals eyes.

I live in the Philadelphia area right now, right outside of Camden, NJ. So I've seen (gotten lost in) some pretty terrible neighborhoods and anyone that has lived or traveled here can vouch for me. I'm wondering if the areas that you guys consider bad in Fort Worth compare to these areas. Bad (to me) means incredibly infested with drugs, gangs and violence that cops won't even patrol the areas... that if you even drive a block in the wrong direction, you will be targeted and run off the road. OR, does it just mean low income, redneck/white trash neighborhood or ghetto?

Sorry if this confuses anyone! I'm just reallllly curious if some of these 'bad' areas are ones to actually stay far away from for my safety OR just less desirable areas.
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Old 10-23-2010, 08:05 PM
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I think for most people it would be blighted area, perception of higher crime/more vulnerability, poor local schools, traffic congestion/bad roads, yes--poor policing but if you don't have high crime you don't really need big police presence usually--poorer city services--frankly I live in a home and would not want to be in area that had high level of apartments or rental properties because of negative factors that come with them--to me--but there are some people who would be happy in that type of environment as long as there was safety and good schools...

"beauty is in the eye of the beholder" and so is "desireability"
and it is always on a sliding scale...
I would consider something less than desireable well before I reached "incredibly infested with drugs, gangs, and violence"
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:00 PM
Location: Simmering in DFW
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There's no neighborhood in the DFW area that I would say is particularly dangerous during the daytime.
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Old 10-24-2010, 11:48 AM
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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I wouldn't want to get lost in the Stop Six neighborhood of south Fort Worth, but having been to Camden NJ, it's definitely nothing that bad. I still wouldn't want to live in Stop Six...
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:29 PM
Location: TX
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I'm in law enforcement down in this area, and I moved down here from just outside philly. I've been to all the projects in the philly,camden,baltimore areas. East Side FW has some bad spots, but its not as packed and high dense as areas in philly your used to. Would I live there ever? Absolutely not, but you can drive thru and be okay, just be responsible with. Also you don't have to worry about your safety in the downtown area at all, at most a drunk fight is happening, no shootings/stabbings like Philly and Balti.
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