Bad Neighbourhoods, Richmond

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  • Avoid Chamberlayne Avenue in Richmond Virginia!!!!

    by Darrellknows Updated May 28, 2013

    When I first moved to Richmond I had the misfortune of picking a tiny studio off of ChamberlayneHUGEMISTAKE #1. Just to piggyback off of Lil NYs assessment, it is true there are many prostitutes who roam Chamberlayne and there are many drug induced derelicts who do the same. I suspect there are many dwellings that are either haunted or possessed with evil spirits that rejoice on your misery and sufferings; case in point,and I arged incessantly and nonstop over the. most trivial things but once we went out.to say the. westend or Carytown the fight ing would cease. This happened over and over for a year until finally we both called it quits.Only one good thing has. (happ ened to me I MOVED ;)

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  • Richmond,V.A

    by gwarVA Written Apr 10, 2011

    Well there is great things about it, Crime,Violence,Gangs and Etc isn't.So please beware,It isn't to friendly there.Watch the news so many times,Just to much to handle in richmond,so many crazy people and they don't care what happens to them. :( would love to say something good about richmond but obviously i can't.

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  • It has it's dangers

    by Richmondlocal Updated Apr 4, 2011

    I have lived in many areas in the Richmond area including Randolph, Jackson ward, downtown, the fan, carytown, and the northside off of brooklyn park and the northside, first off, does not mess around, almost nightly you will hear gunshots including machine guns like AK47's. But it's not just isolated in the north side but that's where most of te shootings are. The fan is very interesting, with a ton of diverse gangs and crews. Richmond has a big hardcore punk scene so you have kids in crews like world war crew, militia crew, guerilla crew and they are dangerous in numbers, they will put you in the hospital for the night because they will jump you and sometimes they have things like police batons and brass knuckles but for the most part just fist fights, they don't shoot people but don't under estimate those kids. The gangs are diverse just like the city, it has its bad apples but the good things in Richmond outweigh the bad. There is no other place like Richmond, it is a historic and one of a kind city.

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  • richmond

    by richmond3r Updated Apr 4, 2011

    look all these other sights have it wrong richmond is not as bad as people say i live right next to kenedy highschool in fact i go there and i walk to school any way the rules i follow are this do not ever where wear red blue or green if you get in a fight make sure they cannot walk any more and last if you hear bullets run in zig zag lines if you are not fast then hit the ground. oh yah and if i girl walks up to you and flirts she is most likely a hooker consider yourself self warned children

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  • RICHMOND,VA AKA LIL NEW YORK

    by LOCAG Written Jan 15, 2008

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    ALOT OF CRIME HAPPENS NEAR CHAMBERLAYNE AVE. (AROUND LABURNUM)OR THE NORTHSIDE.I FEEL LIKE IT IS A STRANGE SENSE OF PARANORMAL ACTIVITY THAT IS BUILT UP IN THIS LOCATION.I'VE BEEN HERE ALL MY LIFE AND I DON'T GO OUT UNLESS I HAVE TO.IT IS NOT A GREAT PLACE TO VACATION, IF YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO.IT IS TRUE WE HAVE NUMEROUS MURDERS HERE,SO BEWARE!YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!IT IS PROSTITUTES WORKING ON CHAMBERLAYNE THAT IS GIVING PEOPLE AIDS.33 SEX OFFENDERS HERE AND ALOT OF DRUG INDUSED PEOPLE OVER HERE!ALOT OF HOMES ON CHAMBERLAYNE AVE. HOUSE SEX OFFENDERS AND CRAZY PEOPLE.IF YOU GO OUT AT NIGHT,GO TO THE CLUB AREAS ON FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS.MAIN ST. AND BROAD ST.CARRY MACE OR SOMETHING TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND STAY IN A HIGH SECURITY HOTEL.EVEN POLICE DON'T LIKE COMING OUT OF THEIR CARS OVER HERE.AMBULANCE ALSO.PIZZA PLACES DON'T DELIVER OVER HERE,SUCH AS PIZZA HUT AND DOMINOES TO THE CHAMBERLAYNE AVE.

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  • Areas of danger!

    by Butterflyala Written Jan 28, 2006

    Please use caution when travel to downtown Richmond nieghborhoods. Downtown Richmond is a great historic place with lots of fun things to do. There are tons of museums, resturant areas, and the Slip has quite a few nightclubs. These areas are great and do go there and have a lot of fun!!! Do beware of nieghborhoods in those surrounding areas! These tend to be the high crime areas so becareful.

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    Mind where you go

    by b1bob Updated Jul 20, 2005

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    Like any city, there are dodgy neighbourhoods. You're okay in most suburbs, but mind your things closely downtown. The most dangerous areas are north of the intersection of Mechanicsville Turnpike and Laburnum Avenue; east of Shockoe Bottom downtown; south of the James River- east of Powhite Parkway and north of Hull Street.

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    Be aware of where you are!

    by gipper84 Written Jul 15, 2005

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    In Richmond at night you have to be very careful, because certain areas of downtown Richmond tend to be very unsafe. Unfortunately Virginia's capital has the 4th highest murder rate in the country, so that only emphasizes the point of being careful. Neighborhoods to watch out for include the Jackson Ward area, Gilpin Court, and other parts of the east part of the City. The heart of dowtown Richmond near Cary and Shockoe Bottom are pretty safe at night, and are pretty well lit. Overall, however I would warn any foreigner to be mindful of where they are, and who approches them. Stay in well lit areas, and go out with a group of people rather than alone.

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    The Projects

    by wachman Written Jan 24, 2003

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    Richmond has bad areas too. There are housing projects that border good neighborhoods and business districts. If it feels wrong it probably is wrong. Just lock the doors and keep driving. Most of the crime that happens in this area is by residents against residents. Just be aware of your surroundings.

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    Jan 8, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    Thanks for your analysis, richmond3r. So let me see if I have this right: Richmond is a great place to live 1) As long as you don't wear the most popular basic colors (red, blue, green), because you might get shot; 2) And as long as you destroy your attacker in a fight so that they can't walk; 3) as long as you run in a zig-zag pattern to get away from the bullets when they start flying; 4) and as long as you stay away from all women who approach you, because they're hookers.

    You should really put this in a brochure and print it for tourists and potential residents. It's always good to know that the residents themselves think the place is okay.

  • Nov 11, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    I am being relocated to Richmond for my job. I was looking at some apartments in Shockhoe Bottom. Is this a safe neighborhood?

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      Nov 11, 2012 at 12:59 PM

      Hi there, you may like to ask your question in the travel forum, instead of here. More likely to get a response in the forum :-) Good luck!

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