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Old 08-10-2012, 02:35 PM
 
Location: bushwick
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I have been looking at houses in Providence, just for fun originally, because they seem much cheaper than where I'm currently living (and will never be able to purchase) and I love the amazing New England architecture. I've found some gorgeous places in my price range, but then I clicked the 'Crime' option on the map, and everywhere I've been looking lit up redder than a hobo's nose after a bottle of gin. I don't really want to buy a house in a bad neighborhood and be called "cracker" and have bottles hurled at me when I walk my dog. So I realized I don't really know much about Providence's neighborhoods. I figured it was a safe city, but I guess i've been looking in the wrong areas. Does anyone know of a good source, or can someone break down the safe neighborhoods from the ****ty ones? Thanks!
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
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ProvidencePlan.org has ethnic breakdowns of all the neighborhoods.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:57 PM
 
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Exclamation Providence neighboorhoods

Born, worked, and lived here for 60 years. Would not buy in city of Providence because of high taxes.

If you insist, stay away from South Providence, lower Cranston Street area, Manton Avenue Olneyville area, lower Broad Street, and Washington Park, til you are south of Norwood Avenue---which is Cranston. May have missed some but these are the major areas. If you want East Side of Providence but can't afford it, look in Edgewood which is 5-7 minutes away but in Cranston, and has lower taxes and nicer ambiance.

Rhode Island is a great place, but like all urban areas, rife with crime.
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
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quote: Rhode Island is a great place, but like all urban areas, rife with crime.

This is very misleading. Perhaps you can qualify the areas with the proper statistics. RI ranks fairly low in crime overall as has often been stated on the forum. Only specific urban areas rank higher.
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Rhode Island/Mass
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I actually thought they might be legitimately 'sorry' for the question. You would think someone from Brooklyn would know bettah.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:51 PM
 
Location: bushwick
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Originally Posted by Saltatrix View Post
What makes you think a neighborhood that is crime-ridden must be black. I get your point, but that's blatantly racist thinking. Actually, some of the Hispanic neighborhoods in the city have the highest crime rates. It's not necessarily skin color- sometimes it's the geographic characteristics of an area contribute to how unsafe it may be: ie: located next to a highways, abandoned industrial sites, high-rise 'project' type housing, or poor policing.
Oh sorry wasn't trying to be racist. Just don't want to live in a predominantly black area because of the typical horrible experiences living around them in the past. Guess I phrased it wrong: looking to avoid black and/or high crime area.

Thanks everyone else for your help!
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:25 PM
 
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ProvidencePlan.org has ethnic breakdowns of all the neighborhoods.
Not able to bring up this site...
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
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People and Housing | ProvPlan
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:36 AM
 
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Default The comments ARE blatantly racist

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Oh sorry wasn't trying to be racist. Just don't want to live in a predominantly black area because of the typical horrible experiences living around them in the past. Guess I phrased it wrong: looking to avoid black and/or high crime area.

Thanks everyone else for your help!
To "sorry" and "saltatrix:"
Comments such as the one above are blatantly racist. Saltatrix, even your attempt to correct the racist comment became a racist comment itself! To say, "I see your point" to the horrible generalization made about crime being associated with the presence of blacks is yet another example of racism. It saddens me to see such generalizations about a race, a race that has endured extreme hardship and discrimination (like what you are displaying!) Open up your narrow minds and look at the socioeconomic, geographic, educational disparities that exist and stop looking at the world through a racist lens. Look at crime-ridden neighborhoods as just that: crime-ridden neighborhoods! I can point you to some crime-ridden neighborhoods that are predominantly white!
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:27 PM
 
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Oh sorry wasn't trying to be racist. Just don't want to live in a predominantly black area because of the typical horrible experiences living around them in the past. Guess I phrased it wrong: looking to avoid black and/or high crime area.

Thanks everyone else for your help!
Whether or not your trying to be racist isn't the point. Your comments are racist. And any advice you receive here based on skin color is racist. More than a bit sad.
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