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heinercm, Renter in Avalon, PA

Hello...I am looking at apartments in Avalon, Bellevue, and West View. A few people have warned me not to rent in these areas because of crime and

Asked by heinercm, Avalon, PA Tue Aug 21, 2012

drugs. Can anyone tell me what its like to live there? I would really like to move north of the city but have only really seen places I can afford in these neighborhoods.

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Consider this - become your own expert! Go to the library (TEECE & N Balph), take in a H S football game (Sheridan Ave), Grocery shop at Kuhn's (corner of Lincoln & Union). You can do all of that within 6 blocks. Public transportation is abundant.
Then ask yourself - feel like home?
You will then be embracing the only opinion that matters-
Yours!
Mike@tmnt1.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 13, 2012
Great areas....love the small community feel, and everything is in walking distance. The police are great. there is crime everywhere, very little here tho
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 13, 2012
Contact Dave Tumpa, Northwood Realty. He lives in Westview and know the areas you mention incredibly well. Whoever is telling you this does not seem very knowledgable.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 31, 2012
Thats an important question to answer before you move somewhere.
I have owned real estate in those markets for many years.
Never a problem.
Heard a story that goes like this:
A car pulls to the curb, gestures to the gentleman on the lawn to come closer,
and asks... "What is this area like"?
The gentleman asks in return: "What is the area your moving from like"?
Terrible the driver says. Afraid to go out at night, nobody talks to anyone,
just a bunch of thieves!
Well, the gentleman answers...this neighborhood is alot like that.
Then.... a short while later...
Another car pulls to the curb, gestures to the gentleman on the lawn to come closer,
and asks... "What is this area like"?
The gentleman asks in return: "What is the area your moving from like"?
Excellent the driver says! Friends behind every door, and everyone knows everyones name.
We all watch out for each other...my family has just outgrown the house.
We love it otherwise and will really hate to leave.
Well, the gentleman answers...this neighborhood is alot like that.
Crime, drugs, safe, unsafe... you have to feel it.
Walk Lincoln Ave, rest in Bayne Park with a book from the library,
attend church at one of the over a dozen churches there then go have
breakfast at The Rusty Nail.
AFter that, nobody will have to tell you...you will know whether you should go!
Onward!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 28, 2012
Just don't go out at night
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