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Crime & Safety
Residents in Glassboro tend to never leave. There seem to be cults of individuals who grew up together and hold influential power throughout the town. However, I do like the university area that has been developed for Rowan University. It is making the town much nicer looking than it has in the past! It feels like an old, boring town is finally gaining some life.
Glassboro is great because of Rowan University! During the summer, it's kind of boring but that's only because the students at Rowan bring life to this town. Lots of stores, it's easy to find a place to live, you can get to lots of places by just walking!
I've been living in Glassboro for 4 years now. I came from Ukraine, so the cultural shock and having nothing to compare it with, made me llike this town for it's peaceful and quiet atmosphere. However, after living here for a while, I started noticing small things that weren't bothering me before. First of all, it seems like Glassboro is in the middle of nowhere; there's no train station nearby, only couple of passing busses that usually only take you to Camden/Philly area or straight to the ocean. There are no attractions, the only place you can go to is bowling, and the building looks pretty old and somewhat depressing. The beautiful part of the town is Rowan University, it keeps growing every year, making the area more progressive and look nicer overall. The rest of the town looks somewhat old and poor, there are many farm around, and almost no art/business in the area. I'm giving Glassboro solid 3/5 for being a clean safe town that needs to improve its lifestyle.