• Local Expert 43 points
  • Review 1
  • Questions 0
  • Answers 0
  • Discussions 0


1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Just now

"Loud, drug and alcohol fuelled party zone"

Absolutely loathe living in this neighborhood. There are good parks and rec but the BSU students/ renters just completely ruin the place, even though they seem like the minority in part of the area.

Just about every weekend loud, drunken, high, Ball State students walk through the streets and alleys-- shouting, singing, and tipping over garbage cans. They party from around six in the evening until 3 or 4 am everyweekend and sometimes during the week. The police can't/won't do anything about it. You can call them multiple times a night and nothing changes. The neighborhood association seems to do little either. Good luck getting a good night of sleep. Same goes for your children.

The rentals around here are trashy, and that spills over into other peoples' yards. The students leave beer cans and drug paraphernalia and litter all over. They leave their trash cans out in the street all week. The whole place is becoming a dump.

I really wish BSU took responsibility and did patrols in this area. I can see why people despise the university.
  • Affordability
  • Location - within a short walk/bike ride from downtown & the BSU campus
  • Some student rentals need upkeep
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