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  •  I'm pretty comfortable (5+ / 0-)
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    poco, mamamedusa, Avila, Wee Mama, Yasuragi

    but not foolish.  I just learned a while ago that what most people call "bad" neighborhoods are just the places that poor people live.

    I take only normal precautions and, barring bad luck, which no one can predict, odds are I will continue to be fine.  I'm a lot more likely to be killed by somebody I love, than a stranger. So I'm more careful about selecting my intimates than I am anything else....

    "If you fake the funk, your nose will grow." -- Bootsy Collins

    by hepshiba on Thu Apr 12, 2012 at 05:06:22 PM PDT

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    •  Boundaries not even that clear (5+ / 0-)
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      hepshiba, poco, Avila, Wee Mama, Yasuragi

      When we moved here 30 or so years ago the "corporate re-lo" guidance was "you don't want to look at rentals/housing south of....!!".  Well, we had some peculiar requirements regarding price, pets, garage space, etc.  and couldn't find anything in their recommended area. Turned out those "no-go" areas weren't full of yuppies, but they were solidly middle class, mostly white, generally older neighborhoods (with aging residents). We rented for several years in the "no-go" territory, and then bought there as well. It was a "bad neighborhood" until a few years ago, when it became a prime area for McMansions replacing tear downs to meet the needs/wants of those wanting to combine urban hip with suburban comfort.

      from a bright young conservative: “I’m watching my first GOP debate…and WE SOUND LIKE CRAZY PEOPLE!!!!”

      by Catte Nappe on Thu Apr 12, 2012 at 05:32:21 PM PDT

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