I would just try to stay clear of the zones I've coloured red on the map below. EDIT: Note that I would recommend these areas to many other people, but for Krose (and his teenaged daughters), I am recommending against the "rougher" areas.
The blue parts are highschools (the 2 northernmost ones are not quite accurately placed).
Last edited by riverrat; 06-03-2009 at 05:49 PM.
Hey, don't red out my hood!... geeeez! =)
I think that is terrible. You are only one person. Have you lived in these neighbourhoods. I am just above the BIG redzone, ( and I might add the only redzone is albert st. along Milton to haliburtin and to town.
But just above that Big red zone you blacked out, you have a smaller blue zone. Well I live right beside that, It is the best place I have lived in Nanaimo and I have owned houses for 20yrs in different parts of the city. Including by the hospital.
I do not think one individual has the right to blacken the name of any area to people,
Come live in my neighbourhood first. I am off 5th on Princess St. and it is peaceful,
beautiful, I have never been panhandled, robbed or anything.
I am truly insulted.!!!!! If you want to know which areas of the south to Redden out or blue out, have someone who lives here doing it. Because where you have the Blue
above the Red. Looks like my area!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dear Krose: If I am not on vacation when you arrive I will gladly show you which areas around VIU that are safe. That map is not accurate! it is only one bias opinion.
I could drive you around some wonderful, quiet, safe areas he has marked for you to keep away from. A safer bet would be to pop into the R.C.M.P. office
Believe me there are drug houses, crime etc in all neighbourhoods. Just as there are Wonderful, generous, kind, people, who are quiet and pleasant to live by.
Wow, give the guy a hard time, he's not THAT far off base.
That's where I live. =) Now, I'M insulted!!
Originally Posted by felicia
I do see a few hookers and arm-swinging crack heads here.. but I'd consider the area to be 'safe' - they don't seem to attack their own hood. I've never been robbed or worse.
I do LIKE the south end.. I DO! ! ..but I wouldn't recommend it to everyone.
Holy - I knew there would be some disagreement, but not furious disagreement.
Felicia, did you even read the text I included with my post? The blue parts are where the high schools are - Krose had asked where they were.
What I mentioned in my response to Krose in the Nob Hill thread (and should have mentioned here, too), is that my recommendations are specifically tailored to KROSE'S situation - Krose mentioned having teenaged daughters and is moving from abroad - not everyone with impressionable female charges would thank me for recommending they settle in South Nanaimo.
Felicia, I suppose you would have told Krose that there is nothing to consider in his/her choosing of neighbourhoods? "All the neighbourhoods are the same! Close your eyes and put your finger down!" THAT would have been a helpful reply.
And yes, I HAVE lived in the red zones, and it affected me - my liberal sensibilities took a turn for the less-tolerant. This won't happen to everyone, but I thought it was notable.
One more point of defense - I have championed the south end all over these forums. Anyone who's been around a while will attest to that.
I agree, the Old City is definitley its own unique neighbourhood. It's not Harewood, it's not Downtown, and it's not South Nanaimo. How come nobody talks about the Old City? Maybe no news is good news.
I'd call this area the Old City.
Originally Posted by fitz
Is it too far away to commute into Nanaimo everyday? What about their elementary schools. Do people ever commute their kids in as well? My kids are in french immersion and I work in Nanaimo, just seeing how a house may or may not be feasible. Thanks...