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Old 01-21-2019, 10:09 PM
 
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Hey everyone! I grew up in north Missouri, occasionally making my way to KC. Just moved back up from Florida and looking for a new place. I know some of the bad areas, but my wife and I have found a house that we are interested in, only I’m being told that safety may be a concern. We are in our 20’s with no kids, we don’t get out much and spend most of our time at home when not working. We really like the house we found, but don’t want to move into an area where we have to worry about our valuables and safety. I’m adding a link to show the area we are considering (if it works).. let me know your thoughts


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Old 01-22-2019, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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If you check crime stats, you will see that there have been a number of fatal shootings at several of the apartment complexes in the area you are referencing.

I worked in this vicinity for a number of years, so whenever it is in the news, my ears perk up.
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Old 01-22-2019, 12:41 AM
 
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Thank you for that. I think we drove by the complex you are referring to on the way in. The house that I am looking at is a couple blocks away, but that is still concerning. I will definitely check into that a bit more before making a decision.
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Old 01-22-2019, 12:43 AM
 
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There are a number of crime maps.

It seems like those apartment complexes are fairly rife with drug deals, per the types of things that seem to go down. In one of the cases, I believe someone was gunned down in front of children. Sad stuff. It's just tucked away enough.
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Old 01-22-2019, 12:53 AM
 
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That is terrible. I was hoping the area was out of the way enough to get away from the “stay away from Troost and prospect” that I heard so many times as a kid, but it’s probably part of the reason it takes place.
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Old 01-22-2019, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Florida and the Rockies
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If the OP absolutely wants to be east of Troost and within city limits, the neighborhoods just east of Crown Center are stabilizing -- lots of new investment. Specifically, Beacon Hill. Check it out!
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Old 02-17-2019, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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If you have any other options, I would try to go west of Troost. I moved from Hyde Park earlier this year because my landlord sold my house. If I were staying in KC, I would go back. That used to be a bad area and has cleaned up. I walked my dog at 2 AM without a single problem. But, I would never do that in the area you pointed out. I hope that the area gets cleaned up to one day but it won't be soon. The riff-raff seems to have compounded there after being pushed south and East

It is amazing how close the bad areas like you have are too amazing neighborhoods. It is like you cross Troost and you are in a different city. I would try to go North of like 45th or at least 50th and East of Troost if you have an option. I would recommend the area around 41st and Troost. It has amazing, older houses and is a great community with shared gardens and other stuff going on. Plus, being close to the core of the city.

Good luck!
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Old 02-17-2019, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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If you check crime stats, you will see that there have been a number of fatal shootings at several of the apartment complexes in the area you are referencing.

I worked in this vicinity for a number of years, so whenever it is in the news, my ears perk up.

Good to see you still around. I just noticed I had not posted here in 3 years until today. I finally needed this for relocation advice myself.
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