Originally Posted by memyselfI
I live in old OP and it's gotten rather diverse around here. That is as far as I'm willing to go while I have children in my home. We lived in the Westport area 30 years ago and were burglarized. I'll pass. I really don't even like my kids hanging out down there and for the most part they don't.
It's about valuing the safety of yourself and your family more than appreciating what an area has to offer entertainment or 'culture' wise. Besides, once you have kids in school you are not staying in the city centers. You are moving to better areas with good schools.
and this really what it boils down to. Once you get older and start having a family, peoples priorities change.
If your younger and single, or even older and single, there are certain things you dont have to worry about as much obviously.