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Old 04-16-2015, 11:57 AM
 
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Their perception is that it's more dangerous today than it actually is...which is different than saying it's more dangerous than 30 years ago. Allentown isn't that dangerous so the best way to turn it around is to go there
I see what you mean. On a scale of 1 to 10, how much would you recommend someone moving to center city?
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:22 PM
 
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I see what you mean. On a scale of 1 to 10, how much would you recommend someone moving to center city?
I think it depends on the person. Personally, there isn't enough there at this moment for me (assuming I was single in my 20s) to move to Center City Allentown. Maybe in a few years. I think it's a good destination to go to (restaurants, bars, arena), but I would rather live in Easton or Bethlehem, even with the lower rent of Allentown.
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:56 PM
 
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I think it depends on the person. Personally, there isn't enough there at this moment for me (assuming I was single in my 20s) to move to Center City Allentown. Maybe in a few years. I think it's a good destination to go to (restaurants, bars, arena), but I would rather live in Easton or Bethlehem, even with the lower rent of Allentown.
Sorry, I should have been clearer. How much would the safety factor keep you from recommending someone moving there, on a scale of 1 to 10?
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Old 04-16-2015, 04:29 PM
 
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Sorry, I should have been clearer. How much would the safety factor keep you from recommending someone moving there, on a scale of 1 to 10?
West End Theater District (WETD) compromises the city blocks between 17th and 22nd streets and Liberty and Washington streets which are home to more than 150 businesses and shops

The West End Theater District is a very tiny portion (400 yards by 1000 yards) of the 18104 zip code

18102 Zip code population in 2010: 49,779 (3.0 sq. mi.)
18101 Zip code population in 2010: 3,897 (0.3 sq. mi. )

18104 Zip code population in 2010: 43,236 (23.1 sq. mi.)

Personally, I would consider the WETD as urban as I would like to live. I would not live in the 18102 zip as it is too violent, and the 18101 zip is too expensive.

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Old 04-16-2015, 04:59 PM
 
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Sorry, I should have been clearer. How much would the safety factor keep you from recommending someone moving there, on a scale of 1 to 10?
West End Theater District (WETC compromises the city blocks between 17th and 22nd streets and Liberty and Washington streets which are home to more than 150 businesses and shops

The West End Theater District is a very tiny portion (400 yard by 1000 yards) of the 18104 zip code

18102 Zip code population in 2010: 49,779 (3.0 sq. mi.) 26 people per acre
18101 Zip code population in 2010: 3,897 (0.3 sq. mi. ) 20 people per acre

18104 Zip code population in 2010: 43,236 (23.1 sq. mi.) 3 people per acre


Personally, I would consider the WETD as urban as I would like to live. I would not live in the 18102 zip as it is too violent, and the 18101 zip (downtown) is too expensive.
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