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    Default The Dingle - Good Place to Live?

    Hey everyone

    I've had a good search around the forum for similar threads, and can't find anything much along similar lines.

    I was hoping someone could shed some light on my situation - I've just finished university in liverpool and love the place; i've been offered some employment here and really want to stay! Originally i'm from Newcastle so quite used to Northern ways of doing stuff and Liverpool seems kind of similar in many respects, which is what I like about it.


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    At the moment I live in Falkner Square, but it's far too expensive - i've found a really nice house in the Dingle, on one of the streets next to the river, running between Grafton Street and Cockburn Street. Been and had a look at the place, lovely little house and the area looks very well kept with nothing boarded up, houses with flower pots outside etc.

    I was just wondering if I could get peoples opinions on that part of liverpool, and what the transport and stuff is like round there....Is it safe enough to walk to town and back? Am I going to get broken into/mugged?

    Sorry if i sound ignorant, and sorry if i've offended any residents by even asking this question! I'm a Liverpool newbie

    Many thanks all,

    Chris.

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    Ah, I've got lots of family in Newcastle, welcome!

    Nothing wrong in where you are planning on living. You are just as likely to get mugged in the more 'posh' parts of Liverpool as you are anywhere these days but it is very rare in reality.

    You're a stones throw from Riverside Drive which the No 1 bus (or at least it was when i used it) will take you right in to town.

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    The 1 doesn't go to Riverside Drive any more. Not sure where it does go to be honest. Its the 48a now!

    You would also be handy for Brunswick train station.

    I've walked through that area many times without any hassle.

    Never lived there though.

    Mike

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    Lived in Badminton street for 20 years

    Its a safe and friendly place to live. I've never had any bother, the alley gates have done well stoping break ins and as anoying as they are all the speed bumps have slowed the cars right down so ya dont see as many kids bouncin off bonets as ya used to.

    Gangs of kids do apear now and again but usually just outside the offey on mill street on a friday night.

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    I've been to The Dingle, visiting and never found it a problem. The friend i have there say's he loves it. I agree with Cadfael about getting mugged in 'posh' places. It's a chance you take ANYWHERE. Good luck on your decision
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    I live just below in city quay, Its a nice area, great for walking down to town along the front, not too far from greens gym or the train station and i think the bus along riverside drive is now the 82A. The only thing i could say i have a problem with is the lack of decent shops. There's Il Baicno down by the navy base which is a nice Italian restaurant/shop which is pretty good. Then there is the corner shop off one of the roads or there are more corner shops up by park road way.
    The kids try and congregate on the Herculaneum steps sometimes to have a drink but the police normally turn up pretty quick to move em on.

    Other than that i know a few people who live on the top and they have been there for years. Its a nice community up there and the views are pretty good too.

    Hope that helps

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