Greetings fellow forumites!!
I want to hear your flat-out opinion about staying in an apartment on Blvd de Clichy, 4 floors above a long row of s*x shops. The monoprix and post office are right next door, on the next block. (gotta have an upside to everything, right?!)
I���ve been getting concern from a few friends who tell me it is not safe, but I know that it is also a residential area with hard working, regular folk residing above those shops. I asked A Parisian acquaintance and her only concern seemed the traffic noise.
A few places on google (keyword Pigalle) even suggest the neighborhood is getting chic. And the real estate prices have gone way up. Another site says lots of young families have moved into the area.
So what is the straight skinny on this? I agree the immediate area���s charm is definitely lacking, even though the apartment is QUITE! But one block away is Rue Lepic and Amelie���s caf��, and shops, etc. so one need not travel far to find a better scene.
Is this a serious unwise decision for two women in their early 40���s? (Blue collar women, mind you!)
LOL! (well, you know, that could make a difference, here!)