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Old 09-06-2006, 12:53 PM
 
Location: PA
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Anyone familiar with these areas? I'm actually looking at a few homes in the Brookville area. I know the area is a little depressed, but how depressed? How's the crime rate? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-08-2006, 07:55 PM
 
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nothing to do in Brookville or Punxsy.. Punxy has a drug problem.. DuBois has a lot of drugs and crime..
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Old 09-08-2006, 08:46 PM
 
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What about Brookville, how's the crime & drug situation?
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Old 09-27-2006, 01:11 PM
 
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The whole area is nice, although I'm kind of partial to DuBois. Like any community, Punxy, Brookville & DuBois are not without their problems, but they pale in comparrison to larger more urban areas. The crime rate is low, drugs can be found if you really want them, but I wouldn't coonsider drugs a major problem in these areas. DuBois & Brookville are great places to live and raise a family.
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:08 PM
 
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Thanks nutcracker, I'm glad to hear it. I've fallen in love with Brookville!! We've travelled to many different areas of Pa. in the last few months, as soon as we drove into this cute little town that was it!! We also found a cute little victorian home, we're closing on Oct 20. I work in the medical field and have been told I should have no problem finding work so I'm crossing my fingers..

Do you live in Dubois?
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Old 12-14-2006, 10:22 PM
 
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Default DuBois

Look into Treasure Lake if you're moving into the area.

www.treasurelakepoa.com

It's a great place to raise a family.
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Old 03-10-2007, 03:08 PM
 
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The whole area is nice, although I'm kind of partial to DuBois. Like any community, Punxy, Brookville & DuBois are not without their problems, but they pale in comparrison to larger more urban areas. The crime rate is low, drugs can be found if you really want them, but I wouldn't coonsider drugs a major problem in these areas. DuBois & Brookville are great places to live and raise a family.
drugs in DuBois can be found easily.. you dont have to look for them.. im young and know people personaly in gangs and involved in drugs.. you can stay away from it though.. some nice areas are Silvan Heights, Treasure Lake, Coke Hill, Monument Hill, McCracken Run Road is all newly developed.. there are alot of new devolopments on the way out to DuBois Central Christian and in parts of the Rumbarger Hill area..
Many of the areas near/ surrounding downtown are fairly high in crime and run-down but not all.. also some of the neighborhoods surrounding the Sandy Bridge area are getting bad.. but some are also being fixed up a lot..
Like any city, there are good and bad areas.. if you live in places like Treasure Lake or Silvan Heights you might hardly ever witness any crime..
many older people that live here dont even know anything goes on here but it does.. i know first-hand.. its a nice area, but certain neighborhoods like downtown and the sandy bridge area you should try to stay away from at night and just mind your own business during the day.. who knows.. maybe you will never even run into any gangs or anyone you dont want to see..
i hope this helps out and doesnt make it sound like a bad place to live.. but like i said before.. some suggestions would be look at houses in..
-Treasure Lake
-Silvan Heights (in the westside of DuBois)
-Coke Hill (in the eastside near DuBois High School)
-Monument Hill (eastside near Penn State DuBois)
-Rumbarger Hill (southwest?)
-McCracken area (behind Coke & Monument Hills.. new houses & condos)
-DuBois Central Christian or "DCC" area (west side)
-DRMC West area (westside of DuBois.. look for new developments)
-DRMC East area (eastern DuBois.. look for houses PAST the mall.. not before)
-South Main Street (some decent houses but dont know how it is living there)
-there are many other areas to look for..
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Old 04-24-2007, 06:27 PM
 
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Anyone familiar with these areas? I'm actually looking at a few homes in the Brookville area. I know the area is a little depressed, but how depressed? How's the crime rate? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
I'm afraid that drugs and crime have spread everywhere. The gang thing in DuBois in my opnion is overblown but the drug thing is not it is very bad!

A lot of small town politics go on there. Its a strange area, I met some of the best and some of the worst people I've ever come across in my life. I've seen this in other areas that are cut off from the rest of the world it seams like DuBois suffers from a big fish/litle pond syndrome. You have some people that would be best considered middle class outside of the area acting like kings and queens and there bratty children terrorising the place and you have the rest of the population encouriging them and bending over backwords to please them. All the Mom and Pop stores in town pay there people minimum wage so they can drive brand new BMWs and live in a half million dollar houses this is why the area is so depressed.

Fortunetly not everyone in town is like this and there are many great people but they definetly have a strange view of the world their.
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Old 04-26-2007, 03:55 AM
 
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I stopped in Dubois a few times and liked the strip malls and restaurant area at least. After seeing nothing along route 80 for miles it was nice to see some commercial areas. Punxy was another story. I stopped twice since I was a big fan of the movie Groundhog's day and have liked the holiday for years since I was a kid. The town is a backwater, not a big mill town and not a true coal town and not a farming town and not a mountain town. Just bars. What irked me most was trying to drive through it and find places, the town does NOTHING to help visitors find anything. If not for Phil( who they don't even treat well) the town would be best forgeotten.
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Old 07-20-2008, 07:22 AM
 
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I'm afraid that drugs and crime have spread everywhere. The gang thing in DuBois in my opnion is overblown but the drug thing is not it is very bad!

A lot of small town politics go on there. Its a strange area, I met some of the best and some of the worst people I've ever come across in my life. I've seen this in other areas that are cut off from the rest of the world it seams like DuBois suffers from a big fish/litle pond syndrome. You have some people that would be best considered middle class outside of the area acting like kings and queens and there bratty children terrorising the place and you have the rest of the population encouriging them and bending over backwords to please them. All the Mom and Pop stores in town pay there people minimum wage so they can drive brand new BMWs and live in a half million dollar houses this is why the area is so depressed.

Fortunetly not everyone in town is like this and there are many great people but they definetly have a strange view of the world their.
Mom and Pop stores??? In DUBOIS?? Really?? WHERE??? Not but a handful left, and its hard to believe they could even hire anyone at all...NO ONE shops in the downtown. It is hard for the ones who do hang on God bless 'em. On any given day, I never see ANYONE actively shopping in down town DuBois. The Mall (biggest joke of all) killed any life the down town had way back in the early 70's. Unless I'm going to the butcher shop in the flats on Long Avenue, I do not bother with downtown DuBois.

Don't go into to Dubois at night. No kidding. Its BAD. You just don't hear about it, because heaven forbid people find out that there really IS a crime rate and a serious drug problem. Anyone who says differently is living with their heads buried in the sand. The number of registered sex offenders in DuBois and its surrounding area is pretty bad.... And I'm sorry that is scary for such a small area.

I don't like DuBois. I'm not going lie. The town is so damned clan-ish its ridiculous, if you are not 'from around there' you could find yourself being shunned before most people even know your name.

Its a shame really. Dubois, back in the 60's until the mall was developed, was seriously a nice, cozy, pleasant city. Its anything BUT now.

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