« on: November 13, 2007, 02:56:14 AM »
Would someone please elaborate on the location of UC Hastings and its relation to the so-called 'The Loin'. So how safe exactly is this school and the area??
I am a female and I felt comfortable walking to my car after dark. Yes, there are druggies and crazies, but they rarely bother you. Use street smarts and you'll be fine.
I practically grew up on Market...that area is fine. It's a few blocks from city hall, BART stations, etc. It is, like many parts of SF, home to a decently large junkie/homeless population, but there's lots of normal pedestrian traffic and patrolmen. People always talk about hastings like you're going to get stabbed if you don't arm yourself. I think you should use common sense, but it's really not that bad. The bad parts of LA, NY or even the east bay or Santa Monica are way scarier than where hastings is.