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Old 01-31-2011, 10:03 PM
 
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I got a job offered located in South side of Sacramento. But, I have read on this forum that South side of Sacramento is really "bad". How bad is it? Would ur car get broken in if left in the parking lot of a shopping center? Could u get shot or robbed if walking from ur car to the shop (grocery store, walmart, etc..)? Any information is greatly appreciated!
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, Placerville
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I got a job offered located in South side of Sacramento. But, I have read on this forum that South side of Sacramento is really "bad". How bad is it? Would ur car get broken in if left in the parking lot of a shopping center? Could u get shot or robbed if walking from ur car to the shop (grocery store, walmart, etc..)? Any information is greatly appreciated!

Yes to all of the above.

Although not bad enough to pass up a job opportunity.
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:11 PM
 
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Its a low income, ethnically mixed area but its not bad enough to where you can't work there. You won't get robbed in broad day light or anything and I don't think there is much risk of your car getting broken into in broad daylight either. I wouldn't drive around in South Sac at night though. You don't have to live where you work. There are literally much better areas in only about a 10 minute drive. Work in South Sac, live somewhere else, you'll be fine.
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:16 PM
 
Location: The Bay
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Whatever you do, make sure you're not working on MLK in Oak Park.
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:02 AM
 
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Be more specific...there are some neighborhoods in the southern portions of the city that are just fine, like the Pocket and South Land Park. It isn't a flat "don't go south of this street" kind of thing.
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:13 AM
 
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Its a low income, ethnically mixed area but its not bad enough to where you can't work there. You won't get robbed in broad day light or anything and I don't think there is much risk of your car getting broken into in broad daylight either. I wouldn't drive around in South Sac at night though. You don't have to live where you work. There are literally much better areas in only about a 10 minute drive. Work in South Sac, live somewhere else, you'll be fine.
Thanks, UNLV09. Did u live in Vegas and go to UNLV? I m currently living in Vegas. If u did, how would u compare south Sac to like East or Northeast of Vegas?
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:15 AM
 
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Thank you all for ur advice and info!
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:17 AM
 
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Thanks, UNLV09. Did u live in Vegas and go to UNLV? I m currently living in Vegas. If u did, how would u compare south Sac to like East or Northeast of Vegas?
Yea, I guess Northeast Las Vegas would be a pretty good comparison to some parts of South Sacramento. But like someone already said, South Sac is a big area, and there are good parts, bad parts and "ok" parts. My dad lived in a really good neighborhood in South Sac while I was going to UNLV and I would go up there and stay with him during the summers. I drove into the bad parts a lot because that's where the nearest Mcdonalds and Wendys were, home depot, Jiffy Lube, etc. During the daytime and staying on the main streets you will have no problem. There are a lot of professionals and middle and even upper class people driving the main streets of South Sac during the day. But just like in North Las Vegas or West Las Vegas you dont want to drive down those little streets that are lined with project housing, and you don't really want to go into a liquor store or gas station at night.
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:13 PM
 
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If you live in a nice neighborhood it is doable. Pocket is generally nice I believe. There is a better side of I-5 I believe and that is to the west
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:20 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, California
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yes, a few years ago a Vietnamese jewelry store was robbed once in broad daylight and the owners were shot and killed, and this was right next to a busy shopping center

sometimes shoppers get robbed out in the parking lot at this same location, it's a very busy area

around the SF supermarket near 65th & stockton blvd

back in the 90's the GOOD GUYS electronics store was taken over by gun men from a asian gang and several people were shot

and just recently a gang shootout at a barbershop in South Sacramento several people were shot and one woman with her toddler was killed in the crossfire out in the parking lot in broad daylight

you need to have good situational awareness and watch your six

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