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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:07:43 PM EDT
Are they really cesspools of crime as suggested below?



http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Anderson-Indiana.html

http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Muncie-Indiana.html



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My hometown.





I was thinking about maybe buying a house up there, the prices look good but maybe this is why?
Link Posted: 11/19/2013 5:07:53 PM EDT
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Yes, those cities are absolute dumps. There is a reason why the housing is cheap.
Link Posted: 11/20/2013 6:49:08 AM EDT
they suck....live in the country if you can.  i lived north of muncie when i grew up.  you couldnt pay me to live there
Link Posted: 11/20/2013 8:31:17 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Ironhorse6:

they suck....live in the country if you can. i lived north of muncie when i grew up. you couldnt pay me to live there
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My income requires access to 21st century telecom, so living in the sticks isn't a possibility.



I guess I'll just have to keep looking and elsewhere. Even the homes in FT Wayne and Indianapolis that look nice(Based on what the realtor listing) are in undesirable areas. Oh well.
Link Posted: 11/20/2013 4:12:34 PM EDT
What is your price range?
Link Posted: 11/20/2013 4:43:27 PM EDT


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Not high enough apparently.
Link Posted: 11/21/2013 6:34:42 PM EDT
Check out Columbia City
Link Posted: 11/22/2013 7:56:55 AM EDT
I went to Anderson for an interview......called the company after I was driving around the area and said no thanks. A dump it is.
Link Posted: 11/22/2013 1:17:58 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:

My income requires access to 21st century telecom, so living in the sticks isn't a possibility.

I guess I'll just have to keep looking and elsewhere. Even the homes in FT Wayne and Indianapolis that look nice(Based on what the realtor listing) are in undesirable areas. Oh well.
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Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
Originally Posted By Ironhorse6:
they suck....live in the country if you can. i lived north of muncie when i grew up. you couldnt pay me to live there

My income requires access to 21st century telecom, so living in the sticks isn't a possibility.

I guess I'll just have to keep looking and elsewhere. Even the homes in FT Wayne and Indianapolis that look nice(Based on what the realtor listing) are in undesirable areas. Oh well.


I grew up in Columbus and would go back. It's a nice town. There's another thread here about it.
Link Posted: 11/22/2013 5:50:22 PM EDT
I've lived in Muncie and the surrounding area twice in the last 40 years. I guess you could say it's kinda dumpy but I kinda liked it. It certainly gives you a reason to carry.

Link Posted: 11/23/2013 4:19:42 AM EDT
Any particular reason for anderson/muncie areas? If communications are the only real requirement then theres several other communities and homes all over the state that are a lot nicer. Muncie I always felt like I needed a shower after driver through... anderson... well i didnt come to a complete stop often around there.
Link Posted: 11/23/2013 11:15:19 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By pdg45acp:
I've lived in Muncie and the surrounding area twice in the last 40 years. I guess you could say it's kinda dumpy but I kinda liked it. It certainly gives you a reason to carry.

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I have some family in the Yorktown area close to Muncie. It's pretty nice there.
Link Posted: 11/25/2013 7:46:55 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:

My income requires access to 21st century telecom, so living in the sticks isn't a possibility.

I guess I'll just have to keep looking and elsewhere. Even the homes in FT Wayne and Indianapolis that look nice(Based on what the realtor listing) are in undesirable areas. Oh well.
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Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
Originally Posted By Ironhorse6:
they suck....live in the country if you can. i lived north of muncie when i grew up. you couldnt pay me to live there

My income requires access to 21st century telecom, so living in the sticks isn't a possibility.

I guess I'll just have to keep looking and elsewhere. Even the homes in FT Wayne and Indianapolis that look nice(Based on what the realtor listing) are in undesirable areas. Oh well.



i currently live in the "sticks" and have high speed wireless in my house so thats not too bad
Link Posted: 11/30/2013 11:50:11 PM EDT
Grant County is a decent area. Just north of Anderson by 25 miles.
Link Posted: 12/5/2013 3:38:42 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TitusAndronicus:


I grew up in Columbus and would go back. It's a nice town. There's another thread here about it.
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Originally Posted By TitusAndronicus:
Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
Originally Posted By Ironhorse6:
they suck....live in the country if you can. i lived north of muncie when i grew up. you couldnt pay me to live there

My income requires access to 21st century telecom, so living in the sticks isn't a possibility.

I guess I'll just have to keep looking and elsewhere. Even the homes in FT Wayne and Indianapolis that look nice(Based on what the realtor listing) are in undesirable areas. Oh well.


I grew up in Columbus and would go back. It's a nice town. There's another thread here about it.


This.  

Columbus is a nice town.  Check out Batesville/Oldenburg too.
Link Posted: 12/5/2013 5:44:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
Are they really cesspools of crime as suggested below?

http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Anderson-Indiana.html
http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Muncie-Indiana.html

Vs

My hometown.


I was thinking about maybe buying a house up there, the prices look good but maybe this is why?
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Since nobody else picked up on it I'll go ahead and be the one to ask.

Why move from Virginia Beach to Muncie?


Link Posted: 12/5/2013 6:13:17 PM EDT


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Originally Posted By pdg45acp:
Since nobody else picked up on it I'll go ahead and be the one to ask.



Why move from Virginia Beach to Muncie?





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Originally Posted By pdg45acp:



Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:

Are they really cesspools of crime as suggested below?



http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Anderson-Indiana.html

http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Muncie-Indiana.html



Vs



My hometown.





I was thinking about maybe buying a house up there, the prices look good but maybe this is why?






Since nobody else picked up on it I'll go ahead and be the one to ask.



Why move from Virginia Beach to Muncie?







Well I saw homes were a lot cheaper up that way but after a bit of research I know why, no one with money wants to live there.
Link Posted: 12/6/2013 8:38:32 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By millfire517:
Grant County is a decent area. Just north of Anderson by 25 miles.
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^^^^This^^^^^ Not a lot of jobs or things to do though.
Link Posted: 12/6/2013 12:57:27 PM EDT
Muncie - arm pit of Indiana
Link Posted: 12/6/2013 9:01:22 PM EDT
Pendleton is a great town. I'm between Anderson and Pendleton, very nice area. The further south of Anderson you get, the better it is.
Link Posted: 12/7/2013 5:12:25 AM EDT
There are plenty of 15 - 20 mile range edge of Indy type properties.  5 acre parcels all over with no neighbors.  The internet is fine over most parts of the mid-state.  Get a R5 parcel and tax exemption.  Walk out your back door and blast till your heart;s content.  (proper backstop required, its flat as hell around here).
Link Posted: 12/8/2013 11:49:29 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By millfire517:
Grant County is a decent area. Just north of Anderson by 25 miles.
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Ha! It's a bigger shithole than Anderson. This place has been going down hill for 25 years and has been on a fast track down the toliet bowl for the last 10!
Link Posted: 12/9/2013 11:50:56 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Ghostface:



Ha! It's a bigger shithole than Anderson. This place has been going down hill for 25 years and has been on a fast track down the toliet bowl for the last 10!
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Originally Posted By Ghostface:
Originally Posted By millfire517:
Grant County is a decent area. Just north of Anderson by 25 miles.



Ha! It's a bigger shithole than Anderson. This place has been going down hill for 25 years and has been on a fast track down the toliet bowl for the last 10!


That's why I said no jobs and nothing to do, but the county areas are fine.... I come to down to work and get the hell back home... out in the middle of nowhere!  Out in the county everyone minds their own business.
Link Posted: 12/23/2013 8:04:14 PM EDT

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Originally Posted By Ghostface:
Ha! It's a bigger shithole than Anderson. This place has been going down hill for 25 years and has been on a fast track down the toliet bowl for the last 10!
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Originally Posted By Ghostface:



Originally Posted By millfire517:

Grant County is a decent area. Just north of Anderson by 25 miles.






Ha! It's a bigger shithole than Anderson. This place has been going down hill for 25 years and has been on a fast track down the toliet bowl for the last 10!
I said Grant County, not Marion, lol





 




I can't wait till I can move out of this city. Although my location is in a pretty decent part of the town.
Link Posted: 12/23/2013 8:51:51 PM EDT
My sister and brother in law live in Lake County(Northwest Indiana.) Close enough to Chicago for job opportunities, you have the beach, lake and also very decent housing.   I've never been to Muncie or Anderson so I can't really comment on that area, but I spend a lot of time in Northwest Indiana.

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Originally Posted By Deej86:


My sister and brother in law live in Lake County(Northwest Indiana.) Close enough to Chicago for job opportunities, you have the beach, lake and also very decent housing.   I've never been to Muncie or Anderson so I can't really comment on that area, but I spend a lot of time in Northwest Indiana.



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No offense Dave but there would be no way in heck I'd move to Lake County.

 
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Originally Posted By millfire517:
No offense Dave but there would be no way in heck I'd move to Lake County.  
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Originally Posted By millfire517:
Originally Posted By Deej86:
My sister and brother in law live in Lake County(Northwest Indiana.) Close enough to Chicago for job opportunities, you have the beach, lake and also very decent housing.   I've never been to Muncie or Anderson so I can't really comment on that area, but I spend a lot of time in Northwest Indiana.

No offense Dave but there would be no way in heck I'd move to Lake County.  

None taken.  I'd move to Southern Indiana myself.
Link Posted: 12/24/2013 11:07:13 AM EDT
YAY!!!!

We finally had a thread reach two pages!!!!

YAY!!!!


Link Posted: 12/25/2013 12:27:07 PM EDT

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YAY!!!!



We finally had a thread reach two pages!!!!



YAY!!!!





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Break out the champagne.

 
Link Posted: 12/25/2013 7:42:52 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By millfire517:
No offense Dave but there would be no way in heck I'd move to Lake County.  
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Originally Posted By millfire517:
Originally Posted By Deej86:
My sister and brother in law live in Lake County(Northwest Indiana.) Close enough to Chicago for job opportunities, you have the beach, lake and also very decent housing.   I've never been to Muncie or Anderson so I can't really comment on that area, but I spend a lot of time in Northwest Indiana.

No offense Dave but there would be no way in heck I'd move to Lake County.  


I second the notion of avoiding "the region".
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YAY!!!!

We finally had a thread reach two pages!!!!

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Link Posted: 12/26/2013 6:55:59 AM EDT
2 pages of arfcom on Anderson Indiana is the most positive news reporting this city's had in decades.




Link Posted: 12/26/2013 11:57:43 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By jeremyb74:


That's why I said no jobs and nothing to do, but the county areas are fine.... I come to down to work and get the hell back home... out in the middle of nowhere!  Out in the county everyone minds their own business.
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Originally Posted By jeremyb74:
Originally Posted By Ghostface:
Originally Posted By millfire517:
Grant County is a decent area. Just north of Anderson by 25 miles.



Ha! It's a bigger shithole than Anderson. This place has been going down hill for 25 years and has been on a fast track down the toliet bowl for the last 10!


That's why I said no jobs and nothing to do, but the county areas are fine.... I come to down to work and get the hell back home... out in the middle of nowhere!  Out in the county everyone minds their own business.



Well, out in the middle of now where defines almost this whole state. Many places like that with many reasonable priced homes to choose from. If the county seat has nothing to offer (jobs, places to eat and shop) but crime then it and it's bounderies is a shit hole IMHO. I have traveled many a counties in the state and I have seen many of beautiful small towns as the county seat but none of them offered any decent paying jobs or had anything to do, I guess that is why their communities remained small. And I say that is why this one is shrinking....
Link Posted: 12/26/2013 6:36:16 PM EDT
I grew up in NW Indiana worked on the Sheriffs Dept.Muncie and Anderson would be a no go.Lake County is close to everything.Great if you dont vote,very corrupt Politically.
Link Posted: 1/11/2014 6:07:48 AM EDT
Three years ago next month we moved from Manassas Va to south of Parker city, 10 miles or so from Muncie.
bought a small farm and haven't looked back yet!
While I defer to the Gents who have lived here all their lives, Delaware county is not a bad place to be.
Link Posted: 1/16/2014 8:41:30 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Dio:
Three years ago next month we moved from Manassas Va to south of Parker city, 10 miles or so from Muncie.
bought a small farm and haven't looked back yet!
While I defer to the Gents who have lived here all their lives, Delaware county is not a bad place to be.
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Rural Indiana isn't bad.  Living inside cities like Anderson, Muncie and New Castle is completely different.  These are communities that have had serious contractions due to the auto industry pulling out.  I'd have loved to have seen these places in their hay day (30 years ago).  
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Rural Indiana isn't bad.  Living inside cities like Anderson, Muncie and New Castle is completely different.  These are communities that have had serious contractions due to the auto industry pulling out.  I'd have loved to have seen these places in their hay day (30 years ago).  
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Originally Posted By sloth:
Originally Posted By Dio:
Three years ago next month we moved from Manassas Va to south of Parker city, 10 miles or so from Muncie.
bought a small farm and haven't looked back yet!
While I defer to the Gents who have lived here all their lives, Delaware county is not a bad place to be.


Rural Indiana isn't bad.  Living inside cities like Anderson, Muncie and New Castle is completely different.  These are communities that have had serious contractions due to the auto industry pulling out.  I'd have loved to have seen these places in their hay day (30 years ago).  


I lived in the Muncie area in the early 1970s. That was the beginning of the end of the automotive era.  Warner Gear was starting to collapse, Delco Remy in Anderson was having labor problems, the Delco Battery Plant in Muncie was closing, there were probably two dozen other smaller manufacturing business in trouble that I don't remember much about. I maintained the burglar alarms for a lot of them. Very interesting times.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 3:26:20 PM EDT
Look a little further south to Greenfield. It is where I am located. Much better then muncie or anderson.
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