I live in a truly horrible place. It is a very lovely, attractive community in a very convenient central location of the city. We have been here about 13 years. I used to like to go for walks on the property, but though not every time, a large majority of the time, if I go out to walk, to go to the mailbox or elsewhere, I am approached, yelled at, cursed, threatened, followed and intimidated in many ways. I have never had neighbors like these. I have never been around such people anywhere I have lived. It is a truly hostile environment. I have never in all of these years used the pool, park benches, courtyard, grills, and have tried, but do not feel safe in the fitness center.
I stress that I do not know these people, do not approach them, do not speak to them, do not start anything, yet I end up getting into “fights” most of the time that I walk further than my car in front of my door. (I say fights even though I refuse to participate because it certainly feels like a fight to me). They are the ones who are rude, loud, noisy, irreverent, and intrusive. I try to keep to myself, so why do they do this to me? These are supposed to be adults, although there are a lot of kids who run wild and are quite rude as well. This should be illegal. I feel like a prisoner in my own home and cannot even enjoy the place where I live. I do not understand. I do nothing to these people. I try my best to avoid them. They actually chase after me on the sidewalk yelling and screaming (they do not say anything of meaning – their reasons for yelling at me are so vague – “hey you! Yeah you! I’m talking to you – and etc. Yeah you had better walk on, you had better not be looking at me, etc and on it goes. Some are ghetto, some not, some are owners and some are renters, some are white, some black, some gay. Very mixed community – the kind of place I would think would have friendlier people. Some are young, some middle aged, some old.
The management will do nothing. The police cannot do anything, although I have had to call a couple of times. I cannot believe adults behave like this. I do not treat people like that. I don’t get it, but I certainly am sick of it. We have tried to sell this place several times but in this market we would have to short sell. I just want to be able to buy elsewhere and I’ll just leave this place on the books. I hate this place. It makes me sick. People are so awful.