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Old 06-21-2010, 09:14 AM
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Does anyone have an idea of what type of area 515 West 6th Street is in Jacksonville? Is this an ok area for my wife to work (ie - is it a safe area, and are there safe ways of getting into this area)?

We have been trying to get interviews in Jacksonville for quite some time now as we are relocating from NJ and recently my wife finally lined up an interview at the end of this week with the Duval County Health Department.

The problem is we don't know anything about the area at all :/ ...If anyone would be able to give some advice on whether or not this is an area to stay clear of it'd be greatly (!!!) appreciated!

Thank you!
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:36 AM
 
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This is indeed a Duval County Health Department Clinic.
As far as work, your wife should be ok getting there and back. Many people commute to the area,
I've worked down the street for years and survived... LOL
This is not the safest or the best area of Jacksonville, so the usual common sense safety rules apply
(i.e. being aware of your surroundings, locking your car, etc).
I wouldn't recommend going for a walk at night in that area, but during the day your wife will be ok.

PM me if you have additional questions.
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:57 PM
 
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That health clinic is just beyond the border of a pleasant, up & coming neighborhood, Springfield, and is close to some other pretty rough neighborhoods. So it's a mix.

She'll love the restaurants & cafes in the neighborhood, for breakfast before work, on a lunch break, or grabbing something after work. There's plenty of those.

And you may like the up & coming Springfield area well enough to move in. Lots of new people moving in.

Check out www.myspringfield.org for more info on that area. The other neighborhoods in that area....umm....not so good.

The actual facility itself is average at best though!. Everyone is hoping it would be torn down. Nothing much to look at, that's for sure.

There's alot of other "large" instutions in that area as well, such as Shands Hospital (teaching hospital), UF Proton Therapy Institute (very exclusive medical facility) , Darnell-Cookman middle/high school (highly rated middle/high school)
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:38 PM
 
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My sister has worked at that location for years. She hasn't had any problems.
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:50 PM
 
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Yeah, that area is perfectly safe, especially during the day. Shands/UF is a big hospital in the region, and like someone else said, Springfield is one of those "transitional" neighborhoods that is on the upswing.

However, just over the freeway (to the west) is another story. That whole area is one of the more crime-ridden in Jax. But I doubt that's an issue for those in the Shands area.
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:03 AM
 
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Shands will get a occasional car break in, or guy that steals a purse/wallet from someone in the parking lot. Shands backs up to one of the the worst, literally, apartment complexes in city though. I work in the area as well, so we get an "email alert" if something like that happens. Think I received 5 total last year, maybe. But, like Joe said, it's a perfectly fine area during the day time, just use common sense (ie, don't leave an iphone on the dashboard, don't be overally distracted while in the parking lot, etc).
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:42 AM
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Thank you everyone for your replies, they were very helpful. We're still trying to decide if it's worth the $600 to have my wife go down for one night to interview with them (airfare is unusually high this week of course). Regardless, we'll be sure to keep this place in mind as it sounds like it would be an ok place to work. I mean, even the apartment complex I live in now has auto break-ins and whatnot...and today our local highschool is on lockdown because of a disgruntled janitor with a gun, apparently (when the truth comes out it may be a completely different story). So, we realize that almost nowhere is "perfect" anyway.

Thanks again everyone!
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:23 PM
 
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It all depends where you will be coming from:
for someone from a nice little town with non-existing crime and traffic Jax may look scary
but for someone from Detroit it may look like a paradise

(I am taking cover as rotten tomatoes from Detroit fans will start flying my way any second now )
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