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Old 01-07-2011, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Where ocean meets up with the naked land.
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Let me just make this as short as possible.

Hypothetically speaking, would it be realistic to have a single women, in her early 20's move into a studio apartment on grand avenue and be safe? Also, realistically, how long would it take her to drive to East Saint Paul? Thank you in advance for all of your helpful answers.
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:27 PM
 
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Grand Avenue is as safe as anywhere else in the Twin Cities; it's a nice neighborhood. I lived on Grand in my 20's, and never saw trouble. But as for safety, it really comes down to a person's personal and social habits - if the OP or her roommate likes to befriend dangerous dead-enders, it doesn't matter where she lives.
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Where ocean meets up with the naked land.
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Nope. This person would be ALONE without a roommate? Is this not suggested?
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:43 PM
 
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Grand Ave is generally pretty safe and as long as she is smart she won't have problems. As far as getting to East St. Paul it would largely depend on where on Grand she lives and where in ESP she is going. If she is going from say Grand and Summit to 3M, that would be about 5-7 minutes, if she is more over by Snelling/Grand, probably 10-12 minutes.
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:35 PM
 
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Grand Avenue is very safe. If a person were to afraid to live on Grand alone, then she probably would have troubles finding any other location where it would be safer. The biggest danger is probably the temptation to overspend at Grand's many excellent restaurants or shops.
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Old 01-07-2011, 03:34 PM
 
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I agree. Grand Ave is probably the safest of all semi-urban areas in the Minneapolis/St Paul metro.
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Old 01-08-2011, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Grand Avenue is probably the safest most picturesque area of Saint Paul. Like a previous poster said, I'd be more worried about her spending habits. I live a few blocks off Grand and I have many friends that live directly on Grand and neither of us have had any sort of problems. It's a very good area.
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:42 PM
 
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I always wonder about the term "safe". Any place can be unsafe if a dangerous person is in the area.
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Old 01-08-2011, 03:42 PM
 
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I always wonder about the term "safe". Any place can be unsafe if a dangerous person is in the area.
It's a valid point. I assume most people mean will they feel safe while going about daily life, and, statistically, how likely are they to become the victim of a crime? There are also those neighborhoods which are generally relatively safe for anyone not involved in criminal activity, but in which there are things like open drug dealing, etc; I think many people would not think of those when requesting a "safe" neighborhood, even if they, personally, would still likely be safe living in the area But of course people should take basic precautions everywhere. Generally speaking, though, the area around Grand is quite safe, and the odds are that a single woman living alone will have no problems. That doesn't mean I'd sleep with the doors unlocked and the windows unlocked, but I wouldn't do that in any other part of the Twin Cities, either.
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