There are many crime reports, but the amount has decreased significantly already since last year!
Housing opportunities aren't the greatest. Houses are not well maintained. More and more houses are being torn down and replaced by apartment companies instead. The security is also another concerning factor.
There are many unique options in this area and the amount of options have grown significantly since the past year. There is always the option to try something new since there is such a variety and so many locations for restaurants and local stores.
There are many options available in affiliation with the University! The staff is very kind and helpful to student employees. The area of Dinkytown also has many jobs available in relation to food and customer service. There is public transportation service that can bring people to greater opportunities further away.