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Old 12-15-2007, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Eagan, Minnesota
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Hi all:

We are considering moving out of Eagan next year and downgrading to a cheaper, smaller place only for a year, since we are probably moving out of MN. I am considering an apt complex in West Bloomington, the location is by France and Old Shakopee Rd, just a few blocks from Normandale CC. I have driven around that area many times and It looks like an OK area. Any concerns about that area? I don't care to downgrade a bit, just do not want to live in a crime area (seems like most crime and run down apts are in East Bloomington anyways, correct?). Any help is appreciated.
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Old 12-15-2007, 08:08 PM
 
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Wow, your worried about crime in bloomington???? You got issues man.
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Old 12-15-2007, 09:11 PM
 
Location: 44.9800° N, 93.2636° W
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^ yeah that sums up any thoughts I have on this post.
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Old 12-15-2007, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes + some
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West Bloomington is almost luxe.
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Old 12-15-2007, 10:59 PM
 
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I went to Normandale for a couple years, its always been a good, if dull upper middle-income to low upper-income area. If you're worried about the school, there's no residences filled with bored students. The people that go there are either saving a few bucks by getting their first two years at a community college or are 2nd career types doing the job/school/care for the the kids flip.

If you're still worried about crime out there, get yourself a bubble.
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Old 12-16-2007, 04:32 AM
 
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East Bloomington isn't the best area but West Bloomington isn't a problem. There are a few neighborhoods in West Bloomington that are questionable but for the most part you aren't going to have any problems.
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Old 12-16-2007, 05:47 AM
 
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Default West Bloomington

The area around France and Old Shakopee is a very nice safe area. I grew up just South of there and my parents lived in the same house for decades. There has been much retail redevelopment around that intersection recently too.

When I was growing up the East Bloomington that was to be avoided was the area East of Nicollet Avenue. Now maybe it is to the West at Lyndale. When I was growing up there was a homebuilder advertising the benefits of living in "Prestigious" West Bloomington.
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:38 PM
 
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France and Old Shakopee is a good area. Just don't go much further east than that.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:21 PM
 
Location: 44.9800° N, 93.2636° W
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lol@everyone separating Bloomington like there is this vast difference between "east" and "west". Some of you need to leave the suburbs more often.
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Old 12-19-2007, 04:23 AM
 
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lol@everyone separating Bloomington like there is this vast difference between "east" and "west". Some of you need to leave the suburbs more often.

There IS a big difference between East and West Bloomington. East Bloomington, around the MOA is more run down, a lot of apartment complexes, businesses, etc. West Bloomington is a very well established residential area. In the 60's it was THE place to live. Most of the people that moved there in the 60's are still there.
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