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Dream Neighborhood . . . do you live in one?

Alex Steffen suggested a dream neighborhood instead of a dream home. I love the concept!

I'm curious to know who lives in a dream neighborhood and what makes it so?

A secondary question would be what is the major drawback and do you see a solution?

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  • Aug 14 2011: I have crackheads knocking on my door at midnight looking for change, perverts trying to abduct my kids of my front porch (that really happened), prostitutes in the motel across the street and a loud bar that frequently has fights spill into the alley way behind my house. Other than that everything is great. Every house on my street retails for 500k plus, has at least a 1/4 acre lot, and we're walking distance to schools, amenities and the highway. Strange I tell you.
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      Aug 15 2011: Strange, indeed! Wretched meets the rich I guess.
      • Aug 15 2011: Yeah, it's one of those transitional areas where to the east you have pure ghetto, and to the west you have genuine affluence. We're the middle class buffer.
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      Aug 18 2011: Wow, Jason what an interesting posting. Is it a sort of comment on American Society?
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        Aug 19 2011: I hope not
      • Aug 19 2011: Actually Debra, it's not nearly that artistic. It's just reality. You'll find it all over the place. It's quite pervasive, that damned reality. I live in a middle class pocket between two neighborhoods known as "New Toronto" (pure ghetto) and "Port Credit" (very snazzy). As a result, we get the overflow from New Toronto coming into our area and plying their trade. Not pleasant, but occasionally it has some superb entertainment value.

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