Grand Am Series
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Anyone else live in a bad neighborhood?
Yeah... I live in a bad neighbourhood but I've grown up here so I don't know any different. It isn't the *worst* area in my city but it's the worst on the north side of my city so, hmm =/
A 65 year old lady down the street got raped and attacked in her house a couple of years back... that's just really really wrong.
My suburb is also the proud posessor of the largest police station in the state, but it hasn't helped crime levels that much- all it means is more evil cops spying on your speed limit and giving you tickets =/
I however do live in the 'nicer' part of my suburb (some deludenoid person many decades ago decided to build a new estate of nice big family homes only minutes away from dilapitated council housing and squats) but what it means though, is that it attracts the scum from further down the road. The entire area is never going to go up in price as far as property value is concerned thanks to all the community housing and riff raff that live in the area. Our home gets burgaled on average, once every year and a half despite security systems in place.
I'm not sure why we've lived here as long as we have. You can get a fairly good house for cheap here I suppose. You've just gotta be careful of the neighbours.
Unfortunately the scum from further down the hill have sort of spread to my estate in the last few years- the house across the road which once won an architectural design award when it was first built in the 1950s now looks like a bomb hit it, and it's garden is being used as a junkyard for old cars (there are about 5 broken down cars or bomby old cars parked up on the grass around the house across the road at any given time)... and it's only a 4 bedroom house and as far as I've been able to tell, about 12 people in their late teens-early 20s live there. It's become kind of like a boarding house. Apparently they're paying $20 a week each in rent.
But yes, there have been a few murders, a lot of stabbings, a lot of burglaries, many rapes, and god knows what else.
Could be worse though. *nods*
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