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Old 08-20-2014, 12:56 AM
 
Location: Folsom
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Any areas in Roseville to stay away from? I've read other threads, but now that you all know my situation, maybe it would be more catered to my needs as opposed to the others. Any apt complexes to look at? Just as an example of what a few good reviews by caring citizens can do: I was looking into "The Cottages" apt complex up in Folsom in the beginning. Looked amazing from all the pics/amenities etc...go to yelp and it has 1 out of 5 stars and people had horrific reviews about thefts, break-ins, dirty business practices by the management and dirty run down spaces with bandaids in the shower to boot! haha
There aren't any really bad areas in Roseville. Some people don't like old Roseville, but I thought it was decent when I was there recently.

The Cottages are located in Orangevale, not Folsom.
I wouldn't go by the reviews on any of the apartment sites, and especially not Yelp.
Yelp is not reliable, and is known for it's extortion of businesses that won't pay for Yelp fees.

Yelp Review Problems: Top 9 Reasons You Can't Always Trust The Review Site
Think Yelp is Unbiased? Think Again!! - Forbes
Does Yelp Filter Reviews if a Business Refuses to Pay for Ads?

I don't live in Roseville, so I can't make any specific recommendations. However, if it were me, I'd stick to the east Roseville side, closer to Granite Bay.
You'd probably have more success going through a property management company. For example:
Aim Realty | Rocklin, Roseville & Sacramento Area Property Management
Our Featured Homes - American Horizon Property Management Roseville CA

Here's a couple of more popular search engine for rentals:
Apartments for Rent - PadMapper Apartment Search for Oodle, Rent.com, Kijiji, and Craigslist Apartments
http://www.trulia.com/for_rent/Roseville,CA
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Old 08-20-2014, 01:09 AM
 
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Really? Wow, ok, thanks for the head's up on the reviews, I never knew. I always use yelp Thanks, for the links above.
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Old 08-20-2014, 02:48 PM
 
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What about Old Roseville don't people like? I actually found a quaint little house there that looks good, although the immediate surrounding area looked a little run down.
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Old 08-20-2014, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Folsom
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What about Old Roseville don't people like? I actually found a quaint little house there that looks good, although the immediate surrounding area looked a little run down.
do a search on CD. There are many discussions that always bring up the topic.
i.e....Moving to Roseville, Ca from Florida


The trains and the toxic pollution
http://www.placer.ca.gov/departments/Air/railroad.aspx
http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/pf_headline.asp?id=23536

Then there was the shooting last year..
Roseville shooting suspect surrenders after hours-long standoff | News - KCRA Home
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Old 08-21-2014, 09:57 AM
 
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The city of Roseville keeps popping up in my searches as far as safety, schools, shopping, and possible employment opportunities. I think if I could find work there I could afford it, the rent seems doable. However, I have come upon posts in these forums that quite frankly scare me, much more so than any homeless problem ever would. (not they scare me in the first place) Not that I have the luxury of picking the exact space I want to raise my daughter in, or be in myself, but I have limits. I'm seeing posts such as "more evangelical churches than Starbucks" and "gay couple kicked out of mall for kissing"...this is energy I do not want to have to tolerate. Just how racist, religious, discriminatory, uniform is this city? I do not mean to assume, stereotype label a place or people, but I need to know before immersing myself in a place. The terms "redneck" and "hillbilly" seem to be a common theme for some posts. Should I worry, or are these simply the ramblings of some uninformed or ignorant guests?
The latter, or they are the posting of "new urbanist" snobs.

Unless you are flying Rainbow Flags illuminated by floodlights at night or blasting "I'm GAY GAY GAY" out loudspeakers, neighbors will not care. The "keep it down and mind your own business" rule applies.

If your work is in Roseville, by all means live there. And let your daughter go to a Dinstinguished public school--yes, they still do exist.
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:00 AM
 
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Generally, the Governor ordering inmates released means they're coming from state prisons, like that one in Folsom, rather than city/county jails, like the one in downtown Sacramento.
Except when crimes that used to put one in the state pokey have been resentenced to now put one in the county pokey, and the lesser county pokey inmates are released early as a result....
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:07 AM
 
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What about Old Roseville don't people like? I actually found a quaint little house there that looks good, although the immediate surrounding area looked a little run down.
Old Roseville is the "bad" part of town, but that is relative, because even the worst part of Roseville is pleasant, compared to even the nicer parts of Sacramento City proper.

What makes Old Roseville supposedly "bad" is its proximity to the Union Pacific Railroad and freight yard. Yes, the UPRR (formerly Southern Pacific Railroad) was once *the* employer in Roseville, and to a much lesser extent still is a major one. So being close to the yards means (1) train yard signal and horn noise, and (2) hobos / bums / "homeless" who hitch rides on the freight trains jumping on and off, so Old Roseville is the only area in the city where you will actually see and possibly have to deal with homeless people.
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:31 AM
 
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Fair oaks would be perfect for the OP. work at mercy san Juan.
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Old 08-21-2014, 01:33 PM
 
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The OP should really visit firsthand to get a sense of what she wants to see from the ground level, rather than hearing it secondhand. I got the sense that the OP was looking for a relatively walkable and urbane environment, where she could get to cultural amenities, that was reasonably safe, and named some Sacramento neighborhoods that fit the bill. But some "suburbanist snobs" here insist that living in Sacramento is a form of child abuse and must be avoided at all costs. The OP wants a "nice" neighborhood--but the perspective of what constitutes a "nice" neighborhood can be very different, depending on where one lives. East Roseville is "nice" if your idea of "nice" is brand-new suburban subdivisions, strip shopping centers and malls.

Old Roseville is just fine, as Roseville turns from an old railroad town into a major suburban satellite city of Sacramento, its "old town" and environs will probably lose more of its funky, rural character (what the new suburbanists might call "blight" or "bad") but will provide some of those amenities you'd currently find in Midtown.

In the end, it depends on the job sector the OP is looking for--there are simply a lot more hospitals and medical jobs in Sacramento than Roseville.
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Old 08-21-2014, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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True, but they are historically let out in the downtowns. Not the suburbs.
State prisoners are dispatched by bus to the county they last resided in, County Jail inmates are pretty much all local residents (or homeless) and walk out of the jail, the funny thing about early releases is that no one is getting out "years" early- it's generally days or weeks early and having worked in law enforcement for a good part of my life, I can guarantee you that they are not going to be 'less risky' in 2 weeks or a month we have to start doing what makes economic sense and not keeping people locked up because we are mad at them, but rather because they pose a serious risk to public safety and a lot of these people did nothing more than get caught with their little bag of dope.
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