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Old 12-05-2011, 07:19 AM
 
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Hello,
I found a house I like in Albion, MI. It seems that back in 2007-2009 people here had a lot of negative things to say about it. It is now 2011 and so maybe things have changed?

The house is located at:

1302 Barnes Street, Albion MI 49224 - Google Maps

Please click the link and let me know if a 43 year old Italian-American (unmarried with no kids) would be welcome. I mostly keep to myself and work as a day-trader so stay in a lot.
Thanks.

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Old 12-05-2011, 09:04 AM
 
Location: On the brink of WWIII
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Are you thinking about Adrian? That has had a negative image for awhile. I remember Albion as being kind of nice.
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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The east side of town around but not immediately adjacent to the college is the good side of town, such that it is. Albion College requires 95%+ of its students to live in campus housing so you generally don't have to worry about getting stuck in a 'student ghetto'.

Town's pretty much as it was in 07-09- except for the college, it's a long slow decline since the heavy industry packed up and left for points elsewhere, and even grocery shopping can be pretty limited.
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Port Orange, FL
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I still have family in the Albion area. It has suffered from the loss of industry. I belonged to the Albion Community Theater as a patron, they do or did have plays that I enjoyed attending. We generally shopped in Jackson at Meijer and Sam's, although Battle Creek is roughly the same distance. For pizza and beer there's Cascarelli's on Superior (Main) St and Charlie's on Perry St.
There are plenty of Italian Americans still in town, you should fit in and feel welcome.
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:15 AM
 
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Depends on what you are looking for. I grew up in that area and spent time in Albion. The school system had a reputation for being somewhat violent and/or scary. Even if you don't have children, those students will still be present in the community. As others have mentioned, businesses and industry are pulling out of the area. There was a fairly large medical community with the hospital, but that closed down. Not sure if they have resurrected it or if they are using the building for something else. If you like small town life without a lot of diversions, you'll like it. I like Cascarelli's, too, but I think the Homer restaurant has a better atmosphere than the Albion restaurant.
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:06 PM
 
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Active Gangs on both sides of town, Dating back to the 90s. New cops that don't know the area well. Shootings, fights, robberies, killing, and drugs. Still is a lovely town. Just stay away from uptown- area by the highway exit from w broadwell down to Austin ave. Those streets can be dangerous. Downtown- over the train tracks on S eaton, from washington to erie all the way down to dyrumple. If your on center st, then your in the heart of the. danger zone.

The rest of albion is great, safe and friendly.
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:32 PM
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Location: West Michigan
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The North side of Albion is still pretty bad. Lots of crime and violence there. Everywhere else, it's a lovely town, and while it's not my first choice of where I'd want to live, it's a really nice place. If you want to live there, I'd say go for it.
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Old 11-22-2014, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Port Orange, FL
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FRAIZR; Are you still in the forums? Whatever happened with that house on Barnes? If you did move in, I hope that everything is going well for you in Albion....
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