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Old 05-12-2012, 07:46 PM
 
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I just looked at an apartment at the newly renovated Encore at Wheaton Station apartments a block from the Metro station. I am single professional and safety is of the utmost importance to me. Can anyone provide feedback if this is a safe area, taking into consideration of course common sense safety precautions. Thank you!!
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, MD
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Yea, that area is generally safe. That area around the Wheaton metro is somewhat pricey and is made up mostly of young professionals. Wheaton is for the most part safe. The sketchier areas are farther out in the Glenmont area or those apartments on the other side of University Ave by Wheaton Triangle.
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:35 AM
 
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Bumping to see if anyone has any additional thoughts. Thanks!
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I agree with PhenomenalAJ, that it is generally safe. That particular complex had a dentist and maybe a doctor's office in it.

The biggest issue I had with the Wheaton Metro is that people have urinated in the hallways of the stairwell towers crossing Georgia Avenue. They stink even when they have been hosed down. Kids tend to hang around the stop also. However, you should be safe if you are just walking south to the apartment.
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:44 PM
 
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Jenna,

Have you looked at apartments in downtown Silver Spring? I know the rents are pricier than Wheaton but I feel a tad more safe in Silver Spring.

Wheaton is not a bad place to live. But in terms of lighting and foot traffic on the streets, you would feel safer in Silver Spring. Plus, there are more shops, grocery & pharmacy stores, and restaurants within walking distance in the heart of Silver Spring.

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I just looked at an apartment at the newly renovated Encore at Wheaton Station apartments a block from the Metro station. I am single professional and safety is of the utmost importance to me. Can anyone provide feedback if this is a safe area, taking into consideration of course common sense safety precautions. Thank you!!
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:25 PM
 
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Default Thank you Bliss - but already signed lease

Will hopefully really like it, or will have to tough it out for a year.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Will hopefully really like it, or will have to tough it out for a year.
I hope you like the place. I suspect with the renovations, there will be a "better class" of tenants, and you won't have problems. The low-rent buildings like the ones on Amherst north of University are where I think there had been fights. However, they are being surrounded by more expensive housing, and it may only be a matter of time before they are renovated and "up-scaled".
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