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Old 04-05-2011, 09:17 AM
 
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Can anyone comment on the W numbered streets in Monroe as far as safety is concerned? I am looking online at a few houses on W 7th around Harrison or in that general vicinity. My daughter is having twins soon and I am thinking of relocating my wife into a modest home to help with the babies then letting the kids take over the payments once my wife returns home. Houses there are in the right price range and look cute enough on google map but i can't get any help from the police or real estate agents as to the wisdom of letting my wife live in that neighborhood alone... given I would like her back alive and in one piece. Thanks for any guidance.
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:55 AM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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I don't live in Monroe, but I do live in a small town in Monroe Co. and go to Monroe a lot. I don't think that that area is bad. Most of Monroe is pretty safe as it's not all that big, but I have heard that the neighborhoods on the east side of downtown are the worst. I have driven through the area that you are talking about once or twice and it never struck me as bad or unsafe. It is a couple of blocks from downtown, which, in bucking the trend of most smallish cities after Walmart comes to town, is actually quite charming and bustling.
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:23 PM
 
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Thanks for that. Actually the area I was looking is South of the downtown on the same side of the river and to the west of Monroe Blvd. Hopefully someone will confirm this and/or offer more details. thanks again
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:51 PM
 
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Default West End is Declining

I have a sister who lives in the West End of Monroe. These addresses are low income, older homes, and drugs are pretty prevalent. Both West and East ends of Monroe are the "rougher" areas of town, with East End being worse.

If you want to move your wife to a safer part of town, north of the river is generally a safe bet (except for any apartments off of Telegraph). Charlotte Arms on Macomb is also a no-go.
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Old 06-05-2011, 11:44 PM
 
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I would still think that W 7th and Harrison would still be a relatively fine neighborhood (note that not everyone can afford the 4000 sq ft stately homes north of the river).

On the south side, you do want to be west of Monroe St, and certainly be west of Kentucky. (Harrison is both). Even the East End is not as bad as it looks (and it does look bad). People there usually know everybody, and help each other out.

The North side gives way to newer houses and many mobile home parks outside the city.

Charlotte Arms, BTW, has notoriety as the place where 5-year old Nevaeh Buchanan was abducted (and later killed). The town is full of posters and the incident still has families on edge there.
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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I would still think that W 7th and Harrison would still be a relatively fine neighborhood (note that not everyone can afford the 4000 sq ft stately homes north of the river).

On the south side, you do want to be west of Monroe St, and certainly be west of Kentucky. (Harrison is both). Even the East End is not as bad as it looks (and it does look bad). People there usually know everybody, and help each other out.

The North side gives way to newer houses and many mobile home parks outside the city.

Charlotte Arms, BTW, has notoriety as the place where 5-year old Nevaeh Buchanan was abducted (and later killed). The town is full of posters and the incident still has families on edge there.
I still believe, and will until they prove otherwise, that Nevaeh was abducted by someone who knew her and her family.
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:20 PM
 
Location: DETROIT, MI
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Thats a Pretty good neighborhood, My Brother Lives On Smith and 8th, which Is One block from harrison and 7th.
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:58 AM
 
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You might check the Monroe Evening News newspaper. They publish all police activity by address, within the city limits and then by township.
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:15 PM
 
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Thats a Pretty good neighborhood, My Brother Lives On Smith and 8th, which Is One block from harrison and 7th.
Honestly? The only really dangerous areas of Monroe are the East end and areas on West Front St.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:24 PM
 
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So I am reading over this somewhat older thread (apologies for grave digging) because I am relocating here from central Minnesota and was interested in buying a home near downtown Monroe. But what I've gathered from this topic is avoid the east end, west end, and certain areas of the north and south. Isn't that everywhere? What exactly does that leave? Right now my search has been focused north of the river, east of Telegraph and west of Dixie Highway, if anybody could provide any input on that area.
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