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Old 10-18-2009, 11:47 AM
 
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We came last Sunday for an Open House at Rhodes-Our first college visit!! What a beautiful place!!! She really liked it and I really did also- We stayed at the Peabody b/c they had a discount rate for Rhodes and it was very nice. We walked around Beale street which was just OK- wish we had gone down to the Cooper Young area but it was on a Sunday. The mapquest directions were all perfect and it seemed rather easy to get around. She is only a Junior so we have many more colleges to look at. I am glad the first one was a pleasant one. I have always heard the area around Rhodes was dangerous but the houses all looked well kept and were not dumpy looking.
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:41 PM
 
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Well I'm glad you had a good visit. Yeah, alot of the homes by Rhodes are rented by students and professors that go there so they are kept up nice. Also keep in mind that those homes are very old so I can understand why it might give off that vibe.
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Memphis, Tn ~ U.S.A.
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That area is very deceiving. Loads of break-ins, carjackings, armed robberies and assaults. I reccomend you do a crime track on that zip code/area.


Welcome to Memphis
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Old 10-18-2009, 06:21 PM
 
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The area to the north of Rhodes isn't the best. To the direct east and south - high end homes. Hein Park is right there to the east, one of the most upscale neighborhoods in the city. Evergreen and the Overton area are to the south, again, lots of homes up to a million $ plus.
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:47 PM
 
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That area is very deceiving. Loads of break-ins, carjackings, armed robberies and assaults. I reccomend you do a crime track on that zip code/area.


Welcome to Memphis

on a more positive note, rhodes happens to be one of the most highly competitive and academic liberal arts education institutions in america. it is a gem archietecturally. memphis leaders should see that this area remains such---if i understand correctly, the new city mayor lives in this neighborhood, so maybe this will keep things stable. i love many of the houses in this area.
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Memphis, Tn ~ U.S.A.
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I agree, that area has some beautiful homes. That still does not stop the fact that crime is rampant in that area, especially burgurlarys. Do a crime tracker on that area and see for yourself


BTW the mayor does not live in that area. He lives in the 1100 block of E.Parkway S. that area is down by Lamar & E.Parkway So.
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:53 PM
 
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Crime is rampant in every area of Memphis. The Crime Tracker things are basically useless inside the loop.

Rhodes is a beautiful school located in a beautiful historic area of the city. As with any city, the older areas of town tend to have some rougher areas nearby. Students just need to use common sense. I would imagine that the majority of Rhodes students live no where near the campus anyway. While there are some rentals nearby, it is definitely not a campus where students are surrounding it and walk everywhere. It's a closed campus that students drive in and out of.
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:46 AM
 
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Rhodes (it'll always be Southwestern to me) was a much more attractive, open campus before the fence was erected a few years ago. Now, it looks something like a fortress in the middle of the city. They should have built a moat around it just to make it stand out even more.

Otherwise, it's a beautiful campus, and academically speaking, it's a top-notch school.

Best wishes.
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:22 PM
 
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I agree, that area has some beautiful homes. That still does not stop the fact that crime is rampant in that area, especially burgurlarys. Do a crime tracker on that area and see for yourself


BTW the mayor does not live in that area. He lives in the 1100 block of E.Parkway S. that area is down by Lamar & E.Parkway So.

thank you 901 for the 911. i was speaking relatively. as for the rampant crime in the area, i was offering no counter advance to your initial argument. i am just very proud of rhodes, its status, campus, and the contribution that it makes to the city. imo, the city could do a little more stoking of fires for the institutions such as rhodes. it is a heavy hitter, but is, seemingly, slightly overlooked. many would probably be surprised to learn of its academic prowess and respectability. go rhodes.
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Old 10-23-2009, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Memphis, Tn ~ U.S.A.
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thank you 901 for the 911. i was speaking relatively. as for the rampant crime in the area, i was offering no counter advance to your initial argument. i am just very proud of rhodes, its status, campus, and the contribution that it makes to the city. imo, the city could do a little more stoking of fires for the institutions such as rhodes. it is a heavy hitter, but is, seemingly, slightly overlooked. many would probably be surprised to learn of its academic prowess and respectability. go rhodes.
I agree. Rhodes is a tremendous academic University. I also agree they are sadly overlooked by locals. Seems all that ppl here care about is Tiger Basketball
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