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Old 05-08-2011, 07:34 PM
 
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Hi,

It is said that Gary is a very dangerous city to live in. What about South Bend? Is it safe or dangerous?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:11 PM
 
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South Bend is at least 60 miles from Gary, so if proximity is what you were worried about I wouldn't give that too much thought. I'm not as familiar with SB, but I'm sure there are plenty of safe areas.
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:24 PM
 
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The west side of South Bend is the worst area. There are nice areas but I can't really say where. I am personally not that impressed with South Bend and chose to live outside the city. I think the crime rate is high. Express what you are looking for and the members here would be able to answer more questions specifically.
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:07 AM
 
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South Bend, overall, is a relatively safe city. There are plenty of safe parts scattered throughout the city that are aesthetically pleasing and mostly safe from crime. The east part is connected to Mishawaka (good thing!) and has some nice areas. The northern part has a more suburban feel to it and has St. Mary's College as well as Notre Dame which has some nice areas. The areas just to the south and west of downtown are the main areas to avoid when buying property. However, on the outskirts to the west and south, there are plenty of safe neighborhoods as well. Mishawaka is a little more safer, and especially Granger (suburbs).

As far as being close to Gary, they are not connected in any way. There is at least an hour drive to Gary, probably even more and cornfields a plenty in between the two cities.
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:16 PM
 
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I will pursue a higher degree at the University of Notre Dame and will live there for at least 5 years. So could you give me some advice about living in South Bend? For example, where is the forbidden area?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:22 PM
 
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South Bend, overall, is a relatively safe city. There are plenty of safe parts scattered throughout the city that are aesthetically pleasing and mostly safe from crime. The east part is connected to Mishawaka (good thing!) and has some nice areas. The northern part has a more suburban feel to it and has St. Mary's College as well as Notre Dame which has some nice areas. The areas just to the south and west of downtown are the main areas to avoid when buying property. However, on the outskirts to the west and south, there are plenty of safe neighborhoods as well. Mishawaka is a little more safer, and especially Granger (suburbs).

As far as being close to Gary, they are not connected in any way. There is at least an hour drive to Gary, probably even more and cornfields a plenty in between the two cities.
Thank you for your detailed information! The reason why I post this question is that I am really afraid of Gary.
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:29 PM
 
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Thank you for your detailed information! The reason why I post this question is that I am really afraid of Gary.
Gary shouldn't even be a concern, it is not close enough.

This might help. This is a link to the local news. They just did a story on crime in South Bend. If you click on the dates provided, toward the bottom of the page, it gives a map of crimes that happen during that time period.

http://www.wsbt.com/news/crime/

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Old 05-10-2011, 09:00 PM
 
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Gary shouldn't even be a concern, it is not close enough.

This might help. This is a link to the local news. They just did a story on crime in South Bend. If you click on the dates provided, toward the bottom of the page, it gives a map of crimes that happen during that time period.

Crime - wsbt.com
The information you provide is very helpful for me!

Thanks a million!
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:04 PM
 
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Hi
i live in SB..i am a student at nd.
I live near eddy street. It was not a safe area before. But university cleaned up this place and now places near university are safe. Students walk around this area all the time at night.
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:28 PM
 
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Depends. Stay away from the west side. Actually just stay closer to mishawaka. Any town in any state can be dangerous, from la or nyc to podunk in between, bad things happen.
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