I've lived in Council Bluffs most of my life, and it's really not that bad anymore.
Also, people here don't 'get iced'. If someone doesn't like you here, they'll usually either talk s**t or try to get one of their friends to start trouble with you.
There are alot of m**h heads, but alot of the m**h comes from the surrounding tiny towns that aren't even listed.
Most of those people in town don't want anything to get in the way of their lifestyle, so alot of them learned to stay more off the radar and avoid things that would get the cops on their a***s.
There is alot of 'Blue Lives Matter' s**t here though, and alot of pro-life bumper stickers, but if you don't roll with the consevative crowds you can always hop the interstate bridge to Omaha--lots of artsy, progressive neighborhoods. But on our side, you do have to put effort into getting into trouble most of the time here. It's not commonly a thing that just happens to you if you're walking down just any street!
I lived in cb Iowa for 4 flipping years... and it was horrible... I didnt mind that it was 24 7 in some places prefered to shop at night... otherwise the tweakers were everywhere and the crime was outrageous... I dont know how much we lost due to them just walking up and stealing s**t of our porchs enclosed back porch and open front porch... a very large bag of my friends and my kids clothes that took us hours to wash at a local laundromat was stolen around christmas time off my back porch... bikes stolen one recovered one custom bike not recovered... very recognizable and was caufht on video but werent avle to save it to give to police... constant police sirens, accidents, shootings, there are good things about it but not many... I finally got away from there and there's nothing in this world that could ever make me go back...
I live in Council Bluffs and to be honest, I'm extremely surprised that it's on a worst city list. He's making it out to be a lot more dangerous than it is.
Most of the city is fine. There are a couple of bad neighborhoods, but not anymore than any other city. Most of the gang activity is actually in the neighboring Nebraskan city of Omaha. Schools are pretty good. Council Bluffs is actually fairly quiet in my experiences, and I come from a lower income family.
I live in council bluffs for most of my life and I was surprised that it was no.1 on the list. He got pictures that made it look dirty and plain looking. It's actually nice here and my town is peaceful.
i live in council bluffs and it is NOT what they just described it as. they made it sound like everyone's poor and in a gang. there are few places that are poor areas.
I so agree with you on Council Bluffs.i was born and raised there and got bad in the mid 1990's.Omaha,Nebraska made it that way with drugs and crime at its all time high...
I lived in Council Bluffs for awhile and it indeed s***s. We call it Council-tucky. Interestingly enough, my brother lives in Storm Lake and my sister used to live in Clinton :)
I lived in Council Bluffs for two years. If you wanted something nice, you drove 10 minuets to Omaha. Really wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.
I live in council bluffs and it seems pretty fine to me.
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