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Old 07-30-2008, 09:25 PM
 
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Hi all,
New to Raleigh and want to live close to downtown. There's a new complex right by Wake Med and just wanted to see what you all think about that area. I know parts of E/SE Raleigh are not the most desireable. This is just off New Bern Ave near Wake Med. Thanks all.
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:03 PM
 
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I don't really like that area and don't feel safe there either. I guess it depends on the exact area. It is very close to a lot of fun areas downtown and also more affordable. I went to Enloe High which was near there. The school was very safe and so was the neighborhood around it...but once I got onto New Bern Avenue I did sometimes feel sketched out.
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Hi all,
New to Raleigh and want to live close to downtown. There's a new complex right by Wake Med and just wanted to see what you all think about that area. I know parts of E/SE Raleigh are not the most desirable. This is just off New Bern Ave near Wake Med. Thanks all.
If you don't know the area, I'd avoid it. Certainly, not ALL places around there are to worry about, but there are enough that are, that you don't want to find out the hard way.
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:56 AM
 
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Rough area. My daughter used to work at DMV there.

Look somewhere else.
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Old 07-31-2008, 06:08 PM
 
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Those apartments are nice (i've been in most of them), except for the ground floor units would be terrible because all of the A/C units are right outside the windows.
As for the area, it's a little rough around the edges. You would probably live there and never have a problem, but the possibility of trouble is greater there than in other parts of the city.
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Old 08-01-2008, 04:18 PM
 
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This is a useful tool for getting a feel for crime in the area:

http://imaps.co.wake.nc.us/imaps/main.htm?msize=700

Select "Raleigh Crime Data" view, and click on/off the layers to the right to get just the crime ones. Zoom in and move things around to get the area you want to see.

Moderator cut: off topic

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Old 08-01-2008, 11:15 PM
 
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I lived right down the street off of Rogers and 64 East and the area is very safe. The difference is that crimes are reported more frequently in that area. Neighborhoods that are right off of Interstates or highways in most cities that have easy on/off access usually have higher crime rates. Moderator cut: off topic With growth comes crime, unfortunately.

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Old 08-02-2008, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I have lived ITB off of New Bern for years and I have NEVER had a problem. There are a few blocks(~10) between the beltline and downtown (i.e. Raleigh Blvd to Seawell Ave) that may be a little sketchy, but prior to Raleigh Blvd and after Seawell you are golden.
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