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Speaking of Aurora...

Posted by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 12:23 PM
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I looked at a condo in the area of S. Chambers and E. Florida and liked it a lot (besides the fact that its overpriced).  But, I have some concerns, can anyone help?

  • crime rates in the area?
  • Gateway high school?
  • gang activity in the area?

What are your thoughts?

by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 12:23 PM
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countrygirlkat
by Kathleen on Apr. 8, 2013 at 12:49 AM
I am not any help on that. I wonder if there is some sort of database you can look at somehow or something. Maybe ask your realtor if they know how to get that info? Sorry, I can't help more.
mjimaging
by Melissa on Apr. 8, 2013 at 8:37 AM
I've only been able to find info on whole cities when I look things up. Realitors aren't really allowed to say those things. If you get a good realitor though they will give you an idea. Ours did in Houston even though she wasn't supposed to.
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lazyd
by Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 9:58 AM

Nope, use to live in that area of I-225 n Mississippi.  Those condos should be cheap, cuz its a bad area.  They built the new Aurora Hills Middle school, i think to try n improve the area, but all the good stores moved down to Mississippi n Havana.  Everything around Aurora South hospital is moving.  My kids would have gone to Gateway High if we hadnt moved away, but i would have tried my hardest to get them into Overland High which is Cherry Creek school district, even tho Overland isnt much better, its at least a CCSD school.  Go to greatschools.org - it will give you A LOT of info on ALL schools everywhere.  Gateway got 2 stars outta 10.  Test scores are way below average.  Population of the school is Hispanic 35%, black 31%, white 29%.  I cant tell you the crime rate nor the gang activity, but i think the gang activity is increasing.  My inlaws still live by Gateway (my hubby graduated from that school) and their neighborhood is constantly getting "tagged" n graffiti.  Its only gotten worse.  You would think places would be cheap to live there cuz its a bad area.  Sorry to discourage, if thats the only place you can afford to live.  

Babybear89
by Gracey on Apr. 8, 2013 at 10:06 AM
No clue here
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amonkeymom
by Silver Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Thank you for the input, it really helps.

I've pretty much ruled out that condo anyway, but it's still good to know.

Right now I'm looking at a place over near Parker and Quincy, Overland HS would be the school my daughter would go to, and I def. feel better about CC schools.

Quoting lazyd:

Nope, use to live in that area of I-225 n Mississippi.  Those condos should be cheap, cuz its a bad area.  They built the new Aurora Hills Middle school, i think to try n improve the area, but all the good stores moved down to Mississippi n Havana.  Everything around Aurora South hospital is moving.  My kids would have gone to Gateway High if we hadnt moved away, but i would have tried my hardest to get them into Overland High which is Cherry Creek school district, even tho Overland isnt much better, its at least a CCSD school.  Go to greatschools.org - it will give you A LOT of info on ALL schools everywhere.  Gateway got 2 stars outta 10.  Test scores are way below average.  Population of the school is Hispanic 35%, black 31%, white 29%.  I cant tell you the crime rate nor the gang activity, but i think the gang activity is increasing.  My inlaws still live by Gateway (my hubby graduated from that school) and their neighborhood is constantly getting "tagged" n graffiti.  Its only gotten worse.  You would think places would be cheap to live there cuz its a bad area.  Sorry to discourage, if thats the only place you can afford to live.  


flowerfunleah
by Leah on Apr. 9, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Hmm never been there! Good luck though!

amonkeymom
by Silver Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 12:53 PM

That's ok, the house was under contract before I even had a chance to look.

I did however put an offer on another one this morning... let's hope that 3rd time really is a charm.

Quoting flowerfunleah:

Hmm never been there! Good luck though!


Larsbug
by Bronze Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 5:08 PM

 you DON'T want Gateway! Overland is CC schools but still not the best area...

sarahjz
by Sarah on Apr. 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM

I guess the short sale one didn't work out?

Quoting amonkeymom:

That's ok, the house was under contract before I even had a chance to look.

I did however put an offer on another one this morning... let's hope that 3rd time really is a charm.

Quoting flowerfunleah:

Hmm never been there! Good luck though!



amonkeymom
by Silver Member on Apr. 11, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Oh, no.  The seller's bank wanted 32K above the agreed on offer.  They actually relisted it at 17K more than the original asking price.

Quoting sarahjz:

I guess the short sale one didn't work out?

Quoting amonkeymom:

That's ok, the house was under contract before I even had a chance to look.

I did however put an offer on another one this morning... let's hope that 3rd time really is a charm.

Quoting flowerfunleah:

Hmm never been there! Good luck though!




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