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Old 09-25-2007, 01:32 AM
 
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thinking of moving to apartments in south san jo wondering how the area is. rent is really cheap is it a bad area
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:12 PM
 
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thinking of moving to apartments in south san jo wondering how the area is. rent is really cheap is it a bad area
I've never heard of seven tree's, but if its on seven tree's blvd, it is not the best part of town

I wouldn't live there.
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Old 09-25-2007, 11:34 PM
 
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Raider,
I sent you a pm regarding your post
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:44 PM
 
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thinking of moving to apartments in south san jo wondering how the area is. rent is really cheap is it a bad area
Seventrees isn't the greatest area. It's full of immigrants from the 3rd world who crowd lots of people into each housing unit. The people around there litter a lot, too...which is annoying.

It's not that its unsafe...just that the quality of life in the neighborhood isn't that great because it wasn't designed for so many people to be living in those houses / apartments.
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Old 06-29-2010, 06:16 PM
 
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I know this thread is old, but..

I grew up in the Seven Trees area; went to the elementary school there.

ST is a dump. Mysticaltyger describes it well- not so much unsafe as it is just undesirable.

I would think about renting a house there as even in ST, there are decent, clean, working class people of whatever ethnic background who will be good neighbors.

Now the question is.. will those very people be your neighbors?

You could just as well end up living next door to a bunch of cholos who park on what would be the lawn, park in front of your house, play their music as loud as they want to, have a pit bull or two who they may or may not maintain responsibly, and throw bit of their trash on your side of the fence as well as deposit it in your garbage can on trash day, etc.

You would have to be very certain about who your neighbors are.

Another thing to keep in mind is if you want to shop at the local grocery stores- those at Monterey/Senter and on Senter/Hellyer, you may need to know Spanish or Vietnamese. The last times I've been there, the grocery store employees were annoyed when I asked them a question in English. Now I don't even bother.

As I said above, I would think about renting a house there as that would give you some isolation from your neighbors, though you'll still hear/feel cars going down the street blasting bassy music.

As for renting an apartment and in close quarters in that locale, NO WAY. Just, no.
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:30 AM
 
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Marina food grocery store: This place is a an asian grocery store and it has spanish products in it. It caters to these two ethnicities, so if you dont usually shop in an ethnic based grocery store there are TONS of the regular safeway,luckys, costco right in your backyard.
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:09 PM
 
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Marina food grocery store: This place is a an asian grocery store and it has spanish products in it. It caters to these two ethnicities, so if you dont usually shop in an ethnic based grocery store there are TONS of the regular safeway,luckys, costco right in your backyard.
That's true. Personally, I found the stores on that side of town were not as nice as the same store in other parts of SJ. (eg Safeway in Cambrian area nicer than one on the East Side). A lot of the stores on the East side have zoo-like crowds and screaming kids. They tend to be not as clean or well maintained. The service is often not as good and they and have more trash/litter in the parking lots.
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:14 PM
 
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That's true. Personally, I found the stores on that side of town were not as nice as the same store in other parts of SJ. (eg Safeway in Cambrian area nicer than one on the East Side). A lot of the stores on the East side have zoo-like crowds and screaming kids. They tend to be not as clean or well maintained. The service is often not as good and they and have more trash/litter in the parking lots.
A lot of that spills over from the south side.. just look at the line to make a U-turn at Capitol/Silver Creek and you'll realize that's mostly people coming from west of 101 to shop at Target, OSH, Safeway.. (I don't know why The Plant isn't catching on!)
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