To me personally JD is scarier and meaner than Boca Chica.
Here is my take on DR as far as crime .. if you coming looking for trouble you like find it... if your here to buy drugs in bad areas you will get rolled.... my advice is just be on point and don't trust anyone till you really know them... this country is beautiful and its safe just don't be a fool walking around with Rolexs ... low profile ....
PS greasing the wheel helps a lot....... muah William Webster
The new JD is the boulevard where all the condo highrises are. It used to be known as Villa del Mar. The old JD is located west of the President's beach house or west of the police station, with less highrises and older houses. Both are known to be very quiet during the week and busy on weekends because people from out-of-town are there on weekends. Both JD have restaurants and bars, I think the new JD is more expensive. Like anywhere in the country, you have to be aware of your surroundings, especially in the evening. Of course, I am talking about JD along the beach. I don't know about the housing situation on the north side of the highway. Generally, people in JD are very friendly. Hope this answers your question.I hear some talking about the old vs the new JD. For someone who is looking at property there, can anyone share opinions/difference?