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Old 10-25-2010, 09:03 AM
 
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We are moving to the area, my husband is originally from Emmaus. Unfortunately we couldn't find housing w/ pets in Emmaus so we are forced to move near by, we have the option for an apt in south allentown old mansion or an apt in a two unit home located in Fountain Hill, my question would be which do you feel is safer? Thanks
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Old 10-25-2010, 05:36 PM
 
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Where in Fountain Hill? I would avoid any street named after an indian tribe below the 1200 block and Broadway below the 1200 block.

What streets/area of S. Allentown?
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:52 AM
 
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Good questions John. I hesitate to recommend either area without out more specifics. You might want to DM John if you don't want to post personal information here. I wonder if the Fountain Hill place might be where Muhlenberg students live.
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:52 AM
 
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One is on Delaware Ave. Fountain Hill and the South allentown is on South 5th Street.. Thank you for replying, my husband is from emmaus, and I don't think he really ventured out enough in allentown/fountain hill to really know the "bad" areas.
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Old 10-26-2010, 04:02 PM
 
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One is on Delaware Ave. Fountain Hill and the South allentown is on South 5th Street.. Thank you for replying, my husband is from emmaus, and I don't think he really ventured out enough in allentown/fountain hill to really know the "bad" areas.
The only area of S. 5th Street I would even consider are the couple of blocks south of W. Emmaus Avenue. The rest of S. 5th is probably worse than the worst area of Fountain Hill.

Delaware Ave in Fountain Hill is generally pretty decent. I would the 800 through 1,000 blocks are a little "diverse", but nothing to really worry about too much from a safety perspective. Properties seemed well kept. Having not lived on Delaware but an adjacent side street for a short while, it seemed safe and low-crime to me. Just lock your doors and that should cover it.

Muhlenberg students probably live in west Allentown. Fountain Hill is relatively close to Lehigh U, I used to know a couple Lehigh grad students who lived in Fountain Hill and seemed to like it.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:56 AM
 
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Yeah, well the S 5th street he mentioned they were in an old mansion but when I google mapped it to street view it looked kinda yucky. of course we don't actually have the house number. We were just discussing the property features and stuff. I am having trouble because we have more then 2 cats, and well people automatically are like nope, sorry. So we are limited. Anyway thank you for your input.
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:56 AM
 
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I live in the 1100 block of Broadway, and have for about 6 years now. In that time we've only had to call the police one time (some guy passed out in his car with the stereo blasting at full volume at 4 in the morning), and they were there in about a minute. I'm originally from the suburbs surrounding DC, so that impressed me. I can't vouch for any neighborhoods south of the VIP taproom, but I do know that as far as my area goes, the neighborhood is pretty decent. People take care of their property, keep an eye on their (and each other's) children, and interact with each other. Generally we're pretty happy living here.
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:01 AM
 
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Just lock your doors and that should cover it.
Maybe I'm just paranoid...but shouldn't people lock their doors no matter where they live?
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:34 PM
 
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I lock my doors all the time no matter what..just a habit, In fact when we visited my mother in law they just sit around with the front door open and they open the screen on the screen door for air.. They left and it was just me and my husbands 80 year old grandma, I was so uneasy because it was night time I finally shut the door.. You just don't know about people or their intentions granted it was Emmaus, and I think the last bad thing I heard about was a shooting like 4 years ago. but still. lol
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Old 11-05-2010, 11:38 PM
 
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How many cats do you have?
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