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Old 11-11-2008, 01:46 PM
 
Location: IL
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Hello. I'm making the move to Easton. I know you all get allot of apartment questions and I thank you in advance for taking the time to answer this one. I'm looking for info on a particular area of Easton, PA. Rock St. 214 Rock St. to be exact. The complex is called Rock Street apartments. These apartments used to be called Maywood Gardens. I've done an initial walk through and was hoping someone would have a bit of info about the area and or about the apartment complex. Any help is greatly appriciated. Thank you all.

D.
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:58 PM
 
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It's near gang territory, it's fine if you don't have kids. Anyone with kids living in the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton should be worried!
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Old 11-11-2008, 06:09 PM
 
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Don't mind ER, jawbn5, that's just ER's general welcome to the forum. Hopefully, an Easton area poster will pop in to help you.
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Old 11-11-2008, 06:57 PM
 
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Southside Easton has always been one of the worst parts of Easton. I personally wouldn't move to that part of town (there is quite a bit of gang activity and drugs). I grew up in Wilson Boro many, many years ago and still have most of my family in Easton. I guess it all depends on where you are moving from and what you are used to.
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Old 11-12-2008, 05:55 AM
 
Location: downtown Easton
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Why don't you check out Spring Garden Court Apartments? They are located in the historic YMCA building on Spring Garden St. and are quite lovely. I think I am safe is saying that Spring Garden St. ( in the vicinity of 2nd and 3rd Sts. is absolutely FINE. I closed on a house in the historic district a few weeks ago and I feel very comfortable.

Let's remember one thing: The Crayola Factory is a big tourist draw for Easton, and an important revenue source for the city. I don't think it would bode well if tourists were mugged at Centre Square. Easton is a small city, and like all cities, has a diverse population. I really believe that the city is reinventing itself ( just look at the restaurant scene on a Sat. night, and the number of art galleries) and has a bright future.

EmmausRocks: I am so sorry that you persist in spreading your negativity. It sounds to me like you would be very happy holed up in a cabin in Montana with ready access to your computer so you could read up on patrick.net.
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:05 PM
 
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Cool Rock Street Garden Apartments...not bad so far

I have some friends who just moved into Rock Street a few months ago, namely for the cheap rent. Some of them have been taken over by new ownership, which I hear is doing a lot to better the area. According to my friends, their apartment is really nice except for the heating system. The neighborhood is quiet...there's ample parking space once you 'claim your land'...the landlord is pretty responsive to needs and current residents keep to themselves.

and yes, Southside isn't that safe in terms of drugs and gangs but Rock Street in particular is changing in a good way.

Hope that helps!
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Old 02-16-2009, 05:15 AM
 
Location: allentown
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It's near gang territory, it's fine if you don't have kids. Anyone with kids living in the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton should be worried!
. I agree with you about allentown and easton. Thee cities are horrible to live in but please do bash bethlehem. I love it there. True i never lived there but i have friends that do. They tell me that it is better then the 2 about. I would move there tomorrow but my kids wont move with me and they are too young to get a job and move on their own. So i guess i will have to live in allentown for 2 years of h-----. Have you ever visited bethlehem? Maybe it will be worst when the casinos come.
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Old 02-16-2009, 05:24 AM
 
Location: allentown
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Why don't you check out Spring Garden Court Apartments? They are located in the historic YMCA building on Spring Garden St. and are quite lovely. I think I am safe is saying that Spring Garden St. ( in the vicinity of 2nd and 3rd Sts. is absolutely FINE. I closed on a house in the historic district a few weeks ago and I feel very comfortable.

Let's remember one thing: The Crayola Factory is a big tourist draw for Easton, and an important revenue source for the city. I don't think it would bode well if tourists were mugged at Centre Square. Easton is a small city, and like all cities, has a diverse population. I really believe that the city is reinventing itself ( just look at the restaurant scene on a Sat. night, and the number of art galleries) and has a bright future.

EmmausRocks: I am so sorry that you persist in spreading your negativity. It sounds to me like you would be very happy holed up in a cabin in Montana with ready access to your computer so you could read up on patrick.net.
My boyfriend grew up in easton and still as alot of family and friends there. He said spring garden st is really bad. It is where a girl got killed at. I also grew up around easton too but that was in the 60's and 70's. Then it may have not been bad but not now.
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:05 AM
 
Location: downtown Easton
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Spring Garden St. is quite a big street! The area from the River to 4th Street is quite lovely with historic houses, salons, beautiful Churches, etc. The extreme West end is sketchy, but I would not say it is "dangerous". Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about Easton. Good luck!!
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Old 11-04-2010, 01:01 AM
 
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I lived at Rock St Gardens Apts for a little over a year. The apt was recently renovated and pretty nice (a one bedroom) and decently priced. The manager there was nice, responded to maintenance issues very quickly. Parking was ample. However, I once caught him yelling (cuz that's how he talks) about various tenants, including my own, financial situation to other tenants. Very unprofessional. A quick complaint to his manager changed that, though. Overall, it's nice. The area around it seems somewhat shady, and I would feel concerned given the new CVS about 2 mins drive away (brings in a lot more traffic, shady people). I miss this apt though, it was my first. There's a lot of great perks to the Easton area, but you will see some strange people once in a while. I found my neighbor across the street collapsed outside his door, called the cops. He was drunk and passed out but I though he died. A dude strolled up to me on his bike and collapsed on the street once... had to call an ambulance on him. Someone did smash the window in our car though and stole the GPS, always had a feeling it was the garbage men since they blocked the view to my car that morning and drove off extremely quickly afterward, but never found out who it was. The neighbors next to us were caught smoking weed on the porch and were kicked out. So they're really trying to make a good impression... I hear Maywood Gardens was a dump, but Rock Street Gardens LLC really does try. Some events and whatnot, but being a young couple with no kids I would move there again. Hope this helps.
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