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Old 07-30-2013, 02:45 PM
 
Location: The Valley of the Sun
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I'll be moving to Jacksonville soon and want to know where not to live. I'm not so much worried about housing budget, night life or culture right now. Really just want to know where the crime ridden and run down areas and suburbs are so that I can avoid them. This topic has probably been covered in other threads but I couldnt find them. If you have any helpful related links, either on CD or otherwise then feel free to post em. Thank you in advance.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Orange Blossom Trail
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:28 AM
 
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Well, that's kind of a difficult question. For example, inland where there's plenty of land, developers are stuck with so many half finished complexes theyr'e taking people just for the government checks. The criminal element is spreading out, and most people only notice it by the evening crime reports. Inner city war zones surprisingly don't have that many police calls because nobody reports it. The people who really know the answers are the many realtors and brokers who plug this forum and they can't tell you.
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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The only general area of Jax that most would say to uniformally avoid would be the NW quadrant. West of I-95 and North of I-10, more or less. There are nice & not nice areas all around Jax, even there.
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL (Mandarin)
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Assuming you'll be renting when you arrive, if we knew your desired rent price and # of beds/baths you're seeking, that can help us point you in the right direction. If you need a 3BR for under $700, you'll be limited in your selection. But, if you can spend double that, your options are much more open. The above advice is sound, though.

Once you start looking for houses, use this link to determine the crime history surrounding a particular address: COJ.net - Crime Statistics/Crime Mapping
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:40 PM
 
Location: JAX
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The worst area, in my opinion, is north of I-10/I-95 and west of the river.
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Old 08-03-2013, 03:18 AM
 
Location: The Valley of the Sun
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Thanks everyone.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Assuming you'll be renting when you arrive, if we knew your desired rent price and # of beds/baths you're seeking, that can help us point you in the right direction. If you need a 3BR for under $700, you'll be limited in your selection. But, if you can spend double that, your options are much more open. The above advice is sound, though.

Once you start looking for houses, use this link to determine the crime history surrounding a particular address: COJ.net - Crime Statistics/Crime Mapping
Eh.

Going by crime maps alone is very misleading.

You'll see a lot of crime dots in the Riverside neighborhood, for example.

"Oh no, scary place!"

No....it's pretty much THE most popular neighborhood in the city right now. Has been for the last couple years.

But if you go by the crime map, you'd never even consider it.

One of those things.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL (Mandarin)
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Being that the OP said, "Really just want to know where the crime ridden and run down areas and suburbs are so that I can avoid them," I provided the source for crime stats in Jacksonville. If you have a better resource for that information, please share.
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:05 AM
 
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I found a source for your answers and there is some free info,
but to get your specific question answered you have to be a subscriber.

Moderator cut: link removed, linking to competitor sites is not allowed

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