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Old 02-14-2008, 11:52 AM
 
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I am still in apartment search mode, and one of the places I'm looking at is around here. The furthest southeast I've been via public transportation is Eastern Market (I did pass Anacostia once, but I was in a vehicle then).

What is everyone's take on this area? I heard it's "up-and-coming" (i.e., being gentrified), but I want to know the real deal.

Thanks all.
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Old 02-14-2008, 01:54 PM
 
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I am still in apartment search mode, and one of the places I'm looking at is around here. The furthest southeast I've been via public transportation is Eastern Market (I did pass Anacostia once, but I was in a vehicle then).

What is everyone's take on this area? I heard it's "up-and-coming" (i.e., being gentrified), but I want to know the real deal.

Thanks all.
It is up and coming, with pockets here and there. South of PA and East of 12th is probably a little rougher than you would like. North of PA and West of 12th is probably pretty nice.

Goto the DC police website and you can map the crime around that area.
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:53 PM
 
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Penguin, thanks for letting me know about that. I'm not sure if it's the same thing you were talking about (I found the Local Explorer on WaPo that covers schools, crime, things in the area, and so forth), but here's the link if anyone else wants to use it. It was very convenient. Comparing and contrasting that potential place to where I am now, there is definitely a sharp difference. One robbery nearby was silly (someone stole someone's laundry detergent) and another worrisome (someone was mugged). Compare that to no crimes going on in the specific area where I am now---ooh boy.

All I have to do is keep my wits about me and use street smarts tomorrow. We'll see what happens.
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Old 02-16-2008, 08:20 AM
 
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Metropolitan Police Department (http://crimemap.dc.gov/presentation/query.asp - broken link)

That is the DC police mapping feature.

I'd live there, but I've lived in and out of DC for more or less the last 20 years. But my wife, who I sometimes think is still looking for the turnip truck, would be in trouble up there, especially if walking alone at night.
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:15 AM
 
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I checked it out yesterday. The apartment wasn't all that, and even though it was only six-ish in the evening, I still got a strange vibe about the area. I'll pass.

Thanks anyways! Hoping to find something in a safer neighborhood.
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