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Old 10-20-2009, 09:26 PM
 
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I have a few questions about the Burlington, Iowa area. I have researched the area and like what I see. I have a job transfer lined up if I want it in West Burlington.

So here are my questions:

1. Are there any bad or unsafe areas in Burlington that I should avoid?

2. Does the Mississippi River ever flood there or does the city ever flash flood? If so, where?

3. Apartments: I love smaller cities, but one drawback is that it can be difficult to find apartments. I went to the Hawk Eye classifieds and found 23 ads and a lot of great prices, but you never know how old they are. Has anyone ever had trouble finding an apartment in Burlington? Are there any specific apartments you would recommend or not recommend?

4. Do most streets have sidewalks? Does Burlington have any type of walking or bike trail?

Thanks for any help in advance!
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Old 10-23-2009, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Texas
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It's been awhile since I've been in Burlington as my relatives moved out of town a few years back. But here goes...

1. Burlington, like all towns, has some areas that are "less desirable." You may want to avoid the area between Division and Angular streets.

2. In last year's record floods, the low lying areas of the downtown business district got it the worst - especially near the auditorium. Residential areas aren't at much risk.

3. I'd expect that there are a good number of decent apartments available. Being a "rustbelt" city, Burlington has lost population in the past couple of decades.

4. Burlington has some of the most wonderful public parks you'll find anywhere. It's in a truly beautiful natural setting.

Hope you like it there. I always enjoyed visiting.
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