posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 09:01 PM
Originally posted by Ladysophiaofsandoz
Need some assistance. Relocating for work to the Bedford Ohio area. Seems there are some really bad neighborhoods around Cleveland. The job is in
Oakwood Village. I will not be able to travel to the area first and will have to rent a place through the internet. I would really appreciate some
input on neighborhoods to avoid.
The east side is pretty bad except for Case Western area. My first day on the overnight shift coming home from the east side by foot in the early
morning (like 1am-4am) was extremely dangerous. I walked by some homeless people on Superior, and there was a kid with them that said I had took his
bag as I walked by. Imagine a bunch black guys chasing you down on bikes, probably with guns to see "what you got in the bag". Things seem a lot
quieter now, but I definitely travel by bike between the hours of about 10PM-4AM if traveling outside of downtown in Cleveland (we're talking between
like West 9th and like East 20th is what I'm calling "downtown").
If you're looking for good neighborhoods, it depends on what your definition of "neighborhoods to avoid" is. The city is over half black america
(yeah, well, duh, so I'm a black american), so if you have a problem with that, then your best bets are only the "far eastern" and "far western"
suburbs. If you don't, then there's either downtown, possibly ohio city (but they've got tons of projects over there), or near case western reserve
where the students live.
Once you get out of the city and first ring of suburbs, its generally just rednecks that shout racial epithets and throw rotten eggs at you. And if
you're coming into Cleveland, DO NOT take Greyhound. Even the driver warns you if you do that it wasn't the best idea, kinda hints that the security
guards with the guns there are extremely DANGEROUS. I've also had serious problems with the guards at Reserve Square. The cops won't do anything about
it. Haven't had any problems taking a train in though.
I also wouldn't recommend renting a place without seeing it first. Thats probably a bad idea. You could accidentally rent a room without a door,
that's right next to another room without a door that contains a dude passed out on a couch. If you're black american, you could also accidentally
rent out a place and then find out when you get there that the owner won't allow you. They don't tell you this stuff over the phone.
7-9-2012 by MegaCurious because: personal details