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Old 11-29-2006, 07:10 PM
 
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Santa Fe sounds pretty bad for crime. I am moving to Santa Clara near Silver City. Does anyone know if there is gang activity or violent crimes in that area?
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Old 12-01-2006, 11:25 PM
 
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The Plaza is the very hip and trendy, touristy part of Santa Fe, the historic downtown area where many of the expensive restaurants and galleries and hotels are located. To purchase something 1,000 square feet or less is going to cost you upwards of $600,000.
The Villa Linda Mall is located in the Southwest quadrant of Santa Fe, n area with distinctly different demographics. The mall itself is where some gangs hang out and there are always large groups of teenages loitering about the parking lot and inside the mall. The housing prices in this area vary, but you can defiantely find neighborhoods priced much less and many that have deferred maintenance issues.
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Old 12-01-2006, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Hi kklinebryan. It's nice to see you posting on the forum.

I always like more information on Santa Fe.

Is Villa Linda Mall on Cerrillos. I can't picture where it is.
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Old 12-02-2006, 11:53 AM
 
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Villa Linda is on the X-street of Rodeo Rd and Cerrillos Road. It has been bought out and relabeled as "The Place in Santa Fe". Same stores, same gangs, but the new owners have posted a full time security guard by the rest room areas, so at least those are safe now and don't get destroyed once a week anymore.
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Old 05-31-2007, 10:20 PM
 
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I just moved to SF about 2 mos. ago. My DH is in the ARMY and is away again. I have been keeping up on this scary/horrific topic here in SF. I was wondering if anyone else had some new info? I have never felt like this before, but I ran into a creepy man at my laundry facility in the condo I live at......asking me the normal "pick up questions" but was awfully blunt......would you call the cops?
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Old 06-01-2007, 01:18 AM
 
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If you are a normally , stable, do not have outlandish ideas it sure would not hurt to give them a call- that is what they are there for. Maybe your gut feeling has some merit. Is this in a area where the rapes have been? Please be careful- don't do your laundry at night- take pepper spray with you and keep it on your body- where you can have access to it in 2 seconds. Be careful!
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Old 06-01-2007, 05:28 AM
 
Location: McKinney, TX
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I just moved to SF about 2 mos. ago. My DH is in the ARMY and is away again. I have been keeping up on this scary/horrific topic here in SF. I was wondering if anyone else had some new info? I have never felt like this before, but I ran into a creepy man at my laundry facility in the condo I live at......asking me the normal "pick up questions" but was awfully blunt......would you call the cops?
I was in Santa Fe last month and my travel companion had all her money stolen from her hotel room, we called the Police right away, but they said that the theft report would have to be made by phone, because there was no officer available to go to the hotel to investigate, since they were short in man power. They explained to us, that there were only 30 officers for three shifts in the entire city of Santa Fe and that they were busy taking care of more serious crimes. I wonder if calling the police would have been helpful in this case.
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:33 AM
 
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It all depends on how blunt he was and how he acted. When on the dating scene I was pretty straight forward, but thats how I am. If i saw a lady with no ring and she looked nice I asked her out. I wasnt afraid to get shot down

Maybe your imagination is working overtime ? Im not implying youre wrong, but when there are rapists around every little thing points to the weird side if you know what i mean. Men can be filth though, so if you can afford it, by yourself a tazer, pepper spray isnt the best option for the swirling winds of Santa Fe, you dont want to taze yourself.
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Old 06-01-2007, 12:56 PM
 
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It all depends on how blunt he was and how he acted. When on the dating scene I was pretty straight forward, but thats how I am. If i saw a lady with no ring and she looked nice I asked her out. I wasnt afraid to get shot down

Maybe your imagination is working overtime ? Im not implying youre wrong, but when there are rapists around every little thing points to the weird side if you know what i mean. Men can be filth though, so if you can afford it, by yourself a tazer, pepper spray isnt the best option for the swirling winds of Santa Fe, you dont want to taze yourself.

Thx for the input everyone. I appreciate it. That is ridiculous about the police not being able to come to a robbery call tho. I am beginning to have second thoughts about safety for women in this town. Seriously. I am not over-imagining or being paranoid. As a matter of fact, I had forgotten all about the rapist on the loose (I havent watched the news in weeks b/c Id been out of town). There was something creepy about the guy and Id never seen him here before either. Needless to say, I didnt sleep so well last nite.

I had pepper spray and its all dried up, I guess its rather old! I will consider the tazer.......good idea b/c of the winds! It infuriates me that I cant feel comfortable walking on my grounds at night, before midnight, on a gorgeous full moon, ya know??!!
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Old 06-01-2007, 01:22 PM
 
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Here's a dirty little secret that the chamber of commerce types in resort towns like Santa Fe (or Taos, Aspen, Telluride, Vail, etc., etc.) don't talk about: Expensive resort towns rely on a relatively transient low-wage "underclass" of workers (many illegal aliens) to perform the drudgery service jobs necessary to sustain the place. Unfortunately, there tend to be some unsavory characters in that population. Tourists and part-time residents of those communities tend to be convenient prey for those criminally-predisposed individuals.

That is one of the reasons that I believe most resort towns tend to be sociologically unhealthy places, and that the recreation industry is far from the "clean" industry that its promoters would like people to believe. The lack of much of a resident middle-class in many resort areas, and the transient nature of many of both the wealthy residents and relatively impoverished workers makes for an unbalanced community environment. Admittedly, Santa Fe does not solely rely on its tourist economy, being the state capital and all, but it still does not project a healthy "vibe" to me as a place to live.

As to firecoach's concern about the individual she ran into, a policeman friend of mine told me that one should trust one's instincts in a situation like that. If something just doesn't feel right about someone or a situation, it's probably not.
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