« on: May 02, 2005, 11:27:43 PM »
I posted this on another Syracuse thread that brought up crime, Wegmans, and Carousel Mall:
I went to SU undergrad and never really felt safe because it's in a dangerous area. Don't walk around alone at night if you can help it. However the crime shouldn't stop you from attending and enjoying your time up there. No one I know (take that as you will) has been a victim of serious harm and anyways most law students live far enough from campus in Nob Hill that they're away from the more serious crime.
The downtown area grew on me throughout the years and my friends and I found plenty of cool places for dinner and drinks. I miss it. The shopping is ok at best - don't expect much. You might feel landlocked but there's plenty of nature stuff to do in central NY. Oh, and the local Wegmans is 24 hours. Hope this info answers some of your concerns.