No idea how long it's been like that as I didn't frequent Stobie growing up, but I've seen some rough shit on that street. Abandoned furniture and burnt-out cars. Closey's that reek of pish, littered with Heroin and Valium paraphernalia. Seen a heroin deal through an open ground floor window and my pal also got stabbed in the head there after being asked to hold a stranger's baby
There was also that boy that killed his neighbour with a crossbow a few years ago.
Mental to think that this is all with a Polis station at the end of the street as well...
ETA: Not to put @Girth off - there are some great areas to live in and I'd second the West End. However, Blackness is the thinking man's West End. Close proximity to all the same things (Balgay Park, Dudhope, Perth Road for cafe's, restaurants and pubs and of course Clarkie's) and a 15 min walk to the town, but probably about half the price. Plus, it's free of any snobbery one might find in West End proper.