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Old 03-15-2008, 08:02 PM
 
Location: New York
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I am thinking of buying a 2 bedroom unit in Pleasantville. Does anyone have anything either positive or not to say about my investment.I want to be close to the beach and AC Casinos yet the area around the casinos kinda spooks me. There are alot of good buys out there right now and I won't be living there all the time just a weekend retreat for friends and family from NYC. Any suggestions of other areas close to AC would be appreciated!!
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:14 AM
 
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Pleasantville is kinda poor and run-down. It ain't Camden, but it's also not my first choice for a weekend retreat. You should probably look a little further out from AC.
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Old 03-16-2008, 07:24 AM
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From what I have heard Pleasantville is not very pleasant. I have had early intervention therapists that came to my house from the Egg Harbor Twp area. They have commented on how they would rather travel up to Ocean County than work in homes in Pleasantville.
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I am thinking of buying a 2 bedroom unit in Pleasantville. Does anyone have anything either positive or not to say about my investment.I want to be close to the beach and AC Casinos yet the area around the casinos kinda spooks me. There are alot of good buys out there right now and I won't be living there all the time just a weekend retreat for friends and family from NYC. Any suggestions of other areas close to AC would be appreciated!!
My brother is a corrections officer in that area, he says Pleasantville isnt a very nice area at all!
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:37 AM
 
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Pleasantville is not a town to brag about but u can buy large lots for cheap.. my grandparents moved in there about 10 yrs ago and there were like 10 houses in a 3 block radius.. now there are about 30 new houses.. they never had an issue and they love living there because they are basically away from noise and city.. and within minutes to Ocean City, Wildwood, AC, etc..
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Old 03-18-2008, 12:58 PM
 
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As usual in this forum it all comes down to demographics.

[LEFT]Races in Pleasantville:
  • Black (57.7%)
  • Hispanic (21.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (17.9%)
  • Other race (11.0%)
  • Two or more races (4.1%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)
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So once again, when the majority is black, even people who know nothing about the town, always knows someone who knows someone who knows someone who lives or works in Pleasantville who "said" it's bad. Go figure.
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:32 PM
 
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As usual in this forum it all comes down to demographics.

[LEFT]Races in Pleasantville:
  • Black (57.7%)
  • Hispanic (21.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (17.9%)
  • Other race (11.0%)
  • Two or more races (4.1%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)
[/LEFT]

So once again, when the majority is black, even people who know nothing about the town, always knows someone who knows someone who knows someone who lives or works in Pleasantville who "said" it's bad. Go figure.
Um, nobody said anything about race, except you.
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Old 03-18-2008, 04:20 PM
 
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Um, nobody said anything about race, except you.
exactly next.
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:03 AM
 
Location: New York
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Thanks to all that posted!!
We decided to settle on a 1 bedroom condo in AC on Atlantic Ave next to the Tropicana.
Its just going to be a weekend place and something I can rent out when not using!!
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:24 PM
 
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ok i live in northfield the town right next to pleasantville, my house is literally 5 minutes walking distance. pleasantville is not pleasant. i go there on a daily basis because of major shopping centers, but i know that sassafrass apartments and washs in have had a couple of drive bys in the past few years. and if you have kids pleasantville school is way below average. their standards for school are remedial classes. its not the best place in the world. if your looking for a nice place near atlantic city try northfield, it is a middle class town with a large shopping district on tilton road.
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