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Old 07-11-2018, 11:25 PM
 
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I've been offered a boardwalk apartment with unobstructed ocean views for a year at only $800 and am seriously considering making the move. Some things worry me, though, namely possibly being murdered. I have long heard that AC is a ghetto slum-by-the-sea and has Chicago-level shootings, but I also heard that with the new Hard Rock and Ocean Resort opening, more of the city has jobs now and things are a tad better. Is this true or am I going to die?

Right off the bat, I'll say this - I am a serious homebody. I rarely if ever leave my house after dark. My main reason for moving is to cross living at the shore off my bucket list. I plan on enjoying the view, jogging on the boards, and taking early morning walks on the beach. I have no interest in casinos or nightlife. If I stick to my plan, am I still going to be accosted by homeless and hostile natives on the beach or boardwalk? Also, how safe is Atlantic Avenue? It seems to have the only supermarket in the entire city and no way to get there - there is no public transportation other than the Jitney and it doesn't go there. Are cabs easily available near the boardwalk?

And if anyone knows anything about the building I might be living in - The Ocean at 101 Boardwalk - I would appreciate anything you can tell me about it, good or bad.

Thanks
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:03 AM
 
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AC's, well, it's not the best.

//www.city-data.com/crime/crime...ew-Jersey.html
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Union City, NJ
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Get the strap
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Old 07-14-2018, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Earth
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you can take a bus or train to philly


I hear they take care of the beach now.


You also have tony's boloney's which is amazing and has a huge menu:


https://www.tonyboloneys.com/


I don't know about living there.


AC needs direct passenger rail service to nyc that bypasses philly.


Move the pjs off the island
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Old 07-14-2018, 11:36 AM
 
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I've been offered a boardwalk apartment with unobstructed ocean views for a year at only $800 and am seriously considering making the move. Some things worry me, though, namely possibly being murdered. I have long heard that AC is a ghetto slum-by-the-sea and has Chicago-level shootings, but I also heard that with the new Hard Rock and Ocean Resort opening, more of the city has jobs now and things are a tad better. Is this true or am I going to die?

Right off the bat, I'll say this - I am a serious homebody. I rarely if ever leave my house after dark. My main reason for moving is to cross living at the shore off my bucket list. I plan on enjoying the view, jogging on the boards, and taking early morning walks on the beach. I have no interest in casinos or nightlife. If I stick to my plan, am I still going to be accosted by homeless and hostile natives on the beach or boardwalk? Also, how safe is Atlantic Avenue? It seems to have the only supermarket in the entire city and no way to get there - there is no public transportation other than the Jitney and it doesn't go there. Are cabs easily available near the boardwalk?

And if anyone knows anything about the building I might be living in - The Ocean at 101 Boardwalk - I would appreciate anything you can tell me about it, good or bad.

Thanks
If you're literally on the boardwalk you're good.

I'm a former gamer/addict if you prefer and there were times where I looked on Craigslist for apartments on and around the boardwalk, more for just kicks.

https://southjersey.craigslist.org/a...626341538.html

Most of them are not cheap. I'm sure there's hundreds of young people who live on the boardwalk who work in the casinos making good $ and party every night in the casinos.

Even the surrounding areas of AC are not as bad as other cities in NJ. Have you ever driven around Atlantic City at night? From Boardwalk to Marina? I've also done some work in the projects down there.

I've seen much, much worse. But that's just my opinion.

You're talking about a city where tourists roam around the immediate streets with hundreds to thousands of dollars in cash in their pockets walking from the boardwalk to the outlet stores. How bad do you think it is?

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Old 07-14-2018, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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Boardwalk is the only safe area in AC. Venture a block off and your in a highly criminal, war zone.
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Old 07-14-2018, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Bellmawr, New Jersey
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If you're literally on the boardwalk you're good.

I'm a former gamer/addict if you prefer and there were times where I looked on Craigslist for apartments on and around the boardwalk, more for just kicks.

https://southjersey.craigslist.org/a...626341538.html

Most of them are not cheap. I'm sure there's hundreds of young people who live on the boardwalk who work in the casinos making good $ and party every night in the casinos.

Even the surrounding areas of AC are not as bad as other cities in NJ. Have you ever driven around Atlantic City at night? From Boardwalk to Marina? I've also done some work in the projects down there.

I've seen much, much worse. But that's just my opinion.

You're talking about a city where tourists roam around the immediate streets with hundreds to thousands of dollars in cash in their pockets walking from the boardwalk to the outlet stores. How bad do you think it is?
Bad
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Old 07-14-2018, 06:36 PM
 
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My main reason for moving is to cross living at the shore off my bucket list. I plan on enjoying the view, jogging on the boards, and taking early morning walks on the beach. I have no interest in casinos or nightlife.
Well I missed this part.

Considering this is your goal, it's pretty useless to live in AC.

The beach is one of the worst on the shore.

Try some other towns on the short.
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Old 07-15-2018, 10:34 AM
 
Location: NJ
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For your purposes, that’s the wrong end of AC to live on. Much better near the Ventnor border.
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Old 07-15-2018, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Earth
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they really mismanage AC. the place should be more popular than vegas
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