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Neighborhood Around 6700 S Merrill

Hello Everyone,

Hope everyone had a great weekend. I wanted to solicit comments/responses regarding the area around the 6700 block of South Merrill. I ask because I'm looking into purchasing a condo unit in one of the newer construction buildings on the block, however, I'm not too familiar with the area other than the golf course (which I frequent during the summer).

I've driven, taken the bus through, and simply walked through this area over the past couple of weeks,...

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Hello Everyone,

Hope everyone had a great weekend. I wanted to solicit comments/responses regarding the area around the 6700 block of South Merrill. I ask because I'm looking into purchasing a condo unit in one of the newer construction buildings on the block, however, I'm not too familiar with the area other than the golf course (which I frequent during the summer).

I've driven, taken the bus through, and simply walked through this area over the past couple of weeks, and haven't had any issues with people, nor violence. However, this has been when the weather is rather cold, and people would most likely be indoors. So I wanted to reach out to people who live near this area to get a better idea of living in this area everyday.

Couple things that I hope could be covered:

- Parking: will this be a problem for guests? I will have a garage space to park my car
- Neighbors (friendly?)
- Safely (I'm a runner, so I'd like to know what its like walking around at night)

Any and all comments (good or bad) will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

  • HP via Naija Active Neighbor

    Thanks for the comments!!

    Being more of a visionary (or a mere optimist), I have also heard that the neighborhood is currently in "transition". Specifically, I've noticed that the large investors have begun purchasing apartment buildings in the area, thus leading me to believe that a particular population of people will be on their way out (same thing happening in Kenwood).

    This may very well all be wishful thinking. Peace of mind is definitely at the top of my list. So I'll give this some thought.

  • I agree sometimes you just need more positive forces in the community to bring it around. The Housing stock there is some of the best in the city. I hope it starts becoming a more safe place.

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