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Gated, 24-hour protected apartment complexes


isa 10 | 41  
4 Jan 2009 /  #1
Following the latest threads here about personal safety in Poland, I'm a bit confused.

I am looking for a rental apartment in TriCities and come upon lots of listings for gated communities, with a 24-hour protection, alarms, security doors and windows, etc. All those places are newer, more expensive, cookie-cutter boxes with little charm.

The question is - do all foreigners live in those protected apartments? Should I just dismiss all others? Is living on the ground floor just asking for trouble?

Where do you live? Do you feel safe?

Thanks.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
4 Jan 2009 /  #2
The question is - do all foreigners live in those protected apartments? Should I just dismiss all others? Is living on the ground floor just asking for trouble?

no

Do you feel safe?

Yes
like every country in the world the big city can be more dangerous, don't attract the wrong kind of attention for the wrong reasons, like evrywhere and you will be fine.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
4 Jan 2009 /  #3
do all foreigners live in those protected apartments?

Most of foreigners in Poland are Ukrainians, Vietnamise etc. They definately don't live in such places. Westerners either.

Where do you live?

In the forest.

Do you feel safe?

Yes...
denski  
16 Mar 2009 /  #4
The question is - do all foreigners live in those protected apartments? Should I just dismiss all others? Is living on the ground floor just asking for trouble?

Where do you live? Do you feel safe?

Safety has always been an issue in Poland.The Poles are the ones that feel least safe. The foreigners are oblivious to the risks. The main problem with buildings in Poland is that at one time they where all owned by the state. In the 90's many people took the right to buy and some did not and continue to live next to them. In a newer building you will have 100% ownership so it is people who care about the property. You should understand one thing Polish people do not like foreigners even more so if you are of colour. They do not like the fact that westerners make money here and it can be difficult if you are in a mixed marriage/relationship. Other than that it is a great country, but do not come here with the ilusion that you are about to change things bcus now it is 2009 NOT 1990.
gdj67 15 | 154  
16 Mar 2009 /  #5
You should understand one thing Polish people do not like foreigners

Bollocks!
niejestemcapita 2 | 561  
16 Mar 2009 /  #6
You should understand one thing Polish people do not like foreigners even more so if you are of colour. They do not like the fact that westerners make money here

Twollocks!!

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