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Old 10-30-2008, 09:21 PM
 
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Hi

I got permanent job in waterloo. Now I am looking for a good place to live. I will prefer rent. I am married with no children. Looking for good community.

Thanks
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Old 10-30-2008, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Central Iowa - Ankeny
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This place is home to me even though I don't currently live there. Since you don't have kids - it broadens your choices on good places to live - then again I'm hardly partial to public schools in general.

Check out homes in South/Southwest Waterloo, this is the nice part of town, also the most convenient to the majority of Waterloo's shopping choices. Another great community just to the south of Waterloo is Hudson. It is a small town but very clean. The most expensive community in the area is Cedar Falls ... this has the University of Northern Iowa, again, a very clean community that is connected to Waterloo.. favored by many.

Also check out Waverly, Denver, and Janesville in Bremer County. More nice clean towns. D-ike, despite the name, is very nice in Grundy County and only 10 minutes west of Cedar Falls. Bottom line, there are many great towns around the Cedar Valley area.

Places to AVOID: Central Waterloo, the entire area of (urban) Waterloo EAST of the river. I've had many experiences in this area, none were good. It is heavily populated with blacks and has high crime. Like ... rediculously high for such a small area. No this is not racist, just a fact.

Hope it helps!!
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Old 10-30-2008, 10:24 PM
 
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This place is home to me even though I don't currently live there. Since you don't have kids - it broadens your choices on good places to live - then again I'm hardly partial to public schools in general.

Check out homes in South/Southwest Waterloo, this is the nice part of town, also the most convenient to the majority of Waterloo's shopping choices. Another great community just to the south of Waterloo is Hudson. It is a small town but very clean. The most expensive community in the area is Cedar Falls ... this has the University of Northern Iowa, again, a very clean community that is connected to Waterloo.. favored by many.

Also check out Waverly, Denver, and Janesville in Bremer County. More nice clean towns. D-ike, despite the name, is very nice in Grundy County and only 10 minutes west of Cedar Falls. Bottom line, there are many great towns around the Cedar Valley area.

Places to AVOID: Central Waterloo, the entire area of (urban) Waterloo EAST of the river. I've had many experiences in this area, none were good. It is heavily populated with blacks and has high crime. Like ... rediculously high for such a small area. No this is not racist, just a fact.

Hope it helps!!
Why should it matter what race populates an area? A criminal is a criminal is a criminal no matter what race that person is.
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Des Moines, IA
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Why should it matter what race populates an area? A criminal is a criminal is a criminal no matter what race that person is.

Some people would rather be around people that are similar to them. No one is out of line by stating what the demographics of a certain area is either.
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Old 01-12-2009, 06:19 PM
 
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I'm currently renting in south Waterloo. The close proximity of the shopping centers is extremely convenient, but they give you more of a headache than relieving one. Try to get a few items at Walmart, and you will be stuck in line for quite some time. Also, the stores here are fairly dirty. In addition, the streets here are not very welcoming for runners. I was highly disappointed. I will most likely move out to Cedar Falls when my lease is up. My friend is leasing (yes, leasing!) a condo right off Greenhill Rd in Cedar Falls. It is an extremely nice place. She pays $850/mo, but it is entirely worth it! Vaulted ceilings, fireplace, two bedrooms!
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Central Iowa - Ankeny
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I'm currently renting in south Waterloo. The close proximity of the shopping centers is extremely convenient, but they give you more of a headache than relieving one. Try to get a few items at Walmart, and you will be stuck in line for quite some time. Also, the stores here are fairly dirty. In addition, the streets here are not very welcoming for runners. I was highly disappointed. I will most likely move out to Cedar Falls when my lease is up. My friend is leasing (yes, leasing!) a condo right off Greenhill Rd in Cedar Falls. It is an extremely nice place. She pays $850/mo, but it is entirely worth it! Vaulted ceilings, fireplace, two bedrooms!
I know what you mean, when I lived in Waterloo we lived north of town in the country and I always thought to myself how hectic it would be to live near crossroads because everyone goes there.

PS you will never see me in the Waterloo wal-mart.
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:19 PM
 
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Cedar Falls is a safe, clean, well managed community with great schools. If you have a choice between Waterloo and Cedar Falls, choose Cedar Falls and the University of Northern Iowa is a plus with many cultural events, sports and shows. As everyone has mentioned there are many safe, surrounding small towns [bedroom communities] also.
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:15 PM
 
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Can you tell me where she is leasing?
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:19 PM
 
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Why should it matter what race populates an area? A criminal is a criminal is a criminal no matter what race that person is.
It doesn't it is just a fact. I have been living here my whole life and I would be homeless before I lived on the east side of town. I dont even think it would be save to walk down the street in the daytime
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Old 11-14-2011, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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It doesn't it is just a fact. I have been living here my whole life and I would be homeless before I lived on the east side of town. I dont even think it would be save to walk down the street in the daytime

I lived in the area for a couple of years until 2007, and damn are you a sheltered person if you think the Eastside is that dangerous...lol.

BTW, I walked through there during the daytime hours (around Conger and Broadway...SCARY!! LOL), and get this, I PASSED THROUGH THERE AT NIGHT, and not once did I feel as if my life was in danger.

You probably think Des Moines and the Quad Cities are like Detroit and Camden, NJ...LMAO.

Get out and see the world sometime man.
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