Rocktopus wrote:kevsocko wrote:I just finished UG in September, and I shared rooms for most of my UCSB career, so any room to myself feels like a luxury. I just want to live in the tower for social reasons my first year- I don't expect to be in my room very much, anyway, and I am all loans, so the cheapest rent I can get i'm going for...you are going to be living with your SO, correct? if I was in that situation it would be very different and I'd want lots more space...
He said that the street crime is much more aggressive and violent in the Tenderloin than it is in the East Bay.
You are, perhaps, more likely to be robbed but less likely to be shot.
I'm 5'3 and completely not afraid of this area at all but I have the advantage of knowing the city. Thus I can claim I'm unafraid but the reality is, I just know where its safe to be.
I suppose the Tower is on a relatively safe corner but, like the school itself it is on the border of some righteously sketchy areas. And for anyone who says the school itself is in a righteously sketchy area, I refer you to the corner of Eddy & Larkin.