Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds
I signed a lease for an apartment in the Forum Apartments and Health Club today on MLK. For locals, that's an area on MLK in between Central Parkway and Dixmyth.
After I told a friend that, he gave me an "ouch", and said that area is kind of sketchy. He showed me this crime density map (raidsonline.com) and sure enough, the address for the complex is right on the border of a big red spot for crime.
I checked some reviews, and while there were a lot of complaints (people apparently expect perfection, because there are no communities with good reviews anywhere on the Internet), none of them mentioned any crime.
I'm a little worried now, anyone know anything about that area?
Former Clifton resident, bartender, and pizza delivery guy for 10+ years checking in here.
You may run into issues walking to/from campus very late at night. Or you might not. The closer you get to McMicken, the later it is, and the bigger the target you appear to be, the sketchier it gets.
That being said, it isn't too bad and actually seems to be getting better after a decade or so where crime seemed to be getting worse.
Just travel in numbers, pay attention to your surroundings, don't walk home late at night and drunk, and other common sense measures. You'll be fine.
Man I miss Thai Express. Go there (with cash) first.