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i'm from the US and will be coming to u man for postgraduate studies. i'm looking for accommodation and replied to an ad posted by a very kind woman with children who lives in the alexandra park area of manchester. i've never been to that area of the city. the woman renting the room seems kind and sensible, and the house looks cute, but is it a safe area? please help! i want to make a safe decision! :confused:
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I don't mean to scare you here, but the Alanxandra Park estate is perhaps one of the roughest parts of Manchester. There are lot of gang members living in that estate who have got involved in gun crime. However I also know a decent person living on that estate so I am sure there are others.

Its basicaly a 1970's council estate. Its quite a big estate stretching from Moss Side into Whalley Range. The area had a big problem with prositution a while back but I think they have sorted that one out now.

Another thing about that area is its a bit cut off, it dosn't have the same lively night live as other areas such as Chorlton, Didsbury and Fallowfield have.
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(Original post by amazingtrade)
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but the Alanxandra Park estate is perhaps one of the roughest parts of Manchester. There are lot of gang members living in that estate who have got involved in gun crime.
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aaaagh! looking for housing su-huh-hucks from a million miles away. the woman was saying moss side is the area with the gun proble, but i guess i don't want to take any chances. thanks, daaaahlings
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Alaxandra Park is in Moss Side and Whalley Range. The most notourius street for gun crime (Quiney Crescent) is in the Alaxandra Park estate.

Where abouts exactly is it? If not in the estate and is in the whalley range area it won't be too bad, but the nearest town will be Chorlton and thats a good 10 minutes away by bus.
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it's on wellington road, technically in whalley range. tell me if that makes it any better. i'll feel kinda bad telling the woman i can't rent her room, but i'd rather be safe and not quite so remote. i saw pics of the park online and it looked pretty--prettier without abandoned houses around it, though, probably

my boyfriend went to high school (not sure what you call "high school" in england) in moss side about 20 years ago and said it was rough then but is unsure how it is now. i know that's close to this woman's house, but not how close. there was another thread on this site where people were asking questions about moss side and everyone thought it was grungy but ok in the daytime. if i had the funds, i'd come and see for myself, but it's expensive this time of year, and i'm not quite ready to leave yet, you know? definitely can't pay for two flights. :eek: these smileys are so funny...
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If you want some where quiet then places like Chorlton and Didsbury are more ideal, however they are cheap, average rent tends to be £60-£70 a week in decent houses as the houses in those areas cost £200,000 upwards.

Wellington Road isn't as bad as the area I original thought you were talking about, but its still not the nicest part of Manchester although certainly not the worst.
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