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My impression of Dundee...
Dundee in General
Member Name: JaymesS
Dundee in General
Advantages: Great city for nightlife, great pubs, Mostly friendly people! Good shops too and places to eat out.
Disadvantages: A lot of vandalism, High unemployment, High teenage pregnancy, A lot of deprived/dodgy areas.
Since moving here from Belfast in 2007, I'd say I've grown to feel at home in Dundee. I would still say I prefer Belfast but Dundee's a grand wee place too. The main criticisms I have about it are vandalism and dangerous drug takers or "jakies/gadgies" as they say locally. I live in the Lochee area so I know about this. I am a grown man of 19 and I have on more than one occasion felt "watched" as I was coming along the street after 8pm. The number of young people smoking is extraordinary. The number of very young mums (about 15 I'd say) is pretty common here. In Belfast it's kinda similar but I have to say you really notice it in Dundee. For a small city Dundee has a lot of homeless people and a huge drug problem. I see a lot of "winos" hanging about Lochee high street (the rare times I go there!)
Also I think that the Wellgate center is a sorry state of a shopping mall. The only decent shop is BHS. There was a music shop which I liked but like most shops in the Wellgate, it shut down!
And don't even get me STARTED on the Stack! The only thing there now is the Gala bingo center, and until recently, the Megabowl, which shut down, presumably due to lack of business. I live not too far from there and I hate thinking about that Megabowl, Busters diner, Buzz Bar, Odeon, Fatty Arbuckles and the poor Tesco just sitting there all dilapidated!!! I would be very happy if someone bought over even just one of the places there and either renovated one of the diners or reopened the once popular Odeon cinema! That would not only be handy, but it would attract business!
Summary: A unique city I think but quite a lot of bad areas