Joking around about the trolls Military service on Newshounds tonight got me thinking about Edgewater Colorado which is where I lived from July 1991 to June1995. I know that in the 4 years I lived there the town was starting to deteriorate a little even then and it was never "high end" to begin with. But I never thought it was that bad. hell I thought most of West Denver was worse. But atleast according to the Wikipedia article (which is probably somewhat exaggerated) It sounds as if Edgewater has really gone down hill. I do know that Jefferson High School was a fucking joke even back in the 90's. Maybe I knew something all those years ago when I used to play "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place" by the Animals everynight.
The City of Edgewater is a Home Rule Municipality located in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. The city borders Denver to the east, Lakewood to the south and west, and the Wheat Ridge to the north. The population of Edgewater is about 85% Hispanic. The city lies to the north of Colfax Avenue, south of 26th avenue, west of Wadsworth Boulevard, and east of Wolff Street.
In the recent years, Edgewater has experienced serious urban decay with high levels of unemployment, crime, gang activity, and poverty. Though not a part of the city of Denver, it is often considered as showing "inner-city" characteristics because of its low economic stability and abandonded development projects, including a multi-acre site at 20th and Depew Street that was purchased with Jefferson County Open Space Funds and then never used. Lack of funding still hinders redevelopment of the abandoned site. The Edgewater Police Department is housed in a condemned building owned by the Sloans Lake Bar across the street.
In recent years, Edgewater has had a large increase in the number of public housing and apartment styled projects. Reported gangs in Edgewater are the Surenos and Bloods. Edgewater schools, such as Jefferson High School, Lumberg Elementary School, and Edgewater Elementary School, are considered to be the worst in Jefferson County and among the worst in the Denver metroplitan area.[neutrality disputed] The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the city population was 5,159 in 2006.