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Axel, Home Buyer in Maine

How safe is the iron triangle?

Asked by Axel, Maine Thu Feb 21, 2013

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It is not a place I would wish anyone to have to live in (A) the downwind from the refinery of course (B) residual from ship building WWII is slow to transform and (C) poor southern origins of majority of people living there amongst (D) gang activity makes it one of the least safe places for a white person to ride through there at 3AM. Just like Oakland. You can draw a diagram showing how gangs wander from sections of town and mix it up. Extreme if you're a sociologist you'd love it - or a psychologist or doctor - a lawyer - or a cop - great for you then. Or if you work for the city or are at the dump - great steady business. If you work for the EPA its a great opportunity for steady work. Or the DTSC. Great back log of work there. Weld it in place or 'its gone'. LOL
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When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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Axel, are you from Maine? My mother and father were from Lewiston and I have family in Sabbattus, Bangor and Old Orchard Beach.
Honestly, I wouldn't want to live there in the Iron Triange. They might have given it that name because there are bars on all of the windows there.I listed and sold three rental units there.
Anyway if you are looking to buy I give 35-50% of the commissions to my buyers.

Jonathan Albert
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