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Old 04-17-2008, 09:41 AM
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I have choosen to relocate to Davenport. Once again I am married with 5 children, please let me know which areas to stay away from. I am looking to be close to schools, shopping, and transportation. Do they have buses?? I am also looking for assisstance with house rentals. If anyone has any websites that can assisst me with house rentals I would appreciate it. Thanks again for your suggestions.
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Old 04-17-2008, 07:09 PM
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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What can you afford? What kind of neighborhood are you used to living in? Do you like older neighborhoods, new construction, or somewhere in between?

It will be easier to tell you what areas of Davenport or Bettendorf would suit you if this information was given.

And by buses do you mean school buses or metro bus? There are both. Also, 2 area malls - NorthPark in North Central Davenport and South Park in South Moline. However there are other shopping areas besides just those.
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Old 04-18-2008, 07:33 AM
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I am definelty not rich, I am use to being around middle class. I like nice quiet family friendly neighborhoods, new construction is a yes or somewhere in between. I meant metro buses. What do you think about Cedar Rapids. My husband is pulling that way and I am pulling more towards Davenport. Anyhow, I want to make the best decision b/c we are going to raise our children there. Thanks for your reply.
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Old 07-10-2008, 10:36 AM
Location: St. Louis
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The main thing I dont like about Davenport, is it seems the city council here has divided it into 2 cities. The northern and eastern parts are doing great. New developments, 400,000 dollar homes, retail stores left and right. But the southern and western ends of town have been neglected for years. It has caused a lot of higher crime run down neighborhoods to pop up in those areas. There have been a few developers who are trying to refurbish some older houses in certain neighborhoods, but there is a lot of work to do. If you do move to Davenport, I suggest looking at houses anywhere NORTH of Locust st.
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