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Old 04-04-2008, 02:27 PM
 
Location: New York
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Old 04-04-2008, 04:02 PM
 
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Two thumbs up for this thread. Does anyone have any pictures of the Southside of Atlanta?
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Old 04-04-2008, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Two thumbs up for this thread. Does anyone have any pictures of the Southside of Atlanta?
Eww... nobody wants to get shot trying to take pictures down there lol.
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Old 04-04-2008, 07:08 PM
 
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Its interesting. It seems like the southside of many major American cities is the "bad, ghetto side" while the north being more properous, busy, and affluent. Certainly Chicagos like that, I believe Dallas is as well. Anyone know any major exceptions?
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Old 04-04-2008, 07:17 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Nice shots, Will!
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Old 04-05-2008, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Dunwoody,GA
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Birmingham, AL. The northside is the "rough" side and the southside is where the more "chi-chi" suburbs are located.
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Old 04-05-2008, 07:05 AM
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Location: Mableton, GA
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Cool shots! Keep 'em coming!

Say, isn't the city of Atlanta city limits within some type of national forest or such? I thought I had heard/read that somewhere before.

Props for the thread!
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Old 04-05-2008, 12:43 PM
 
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I think Philly is the opposite of Atlanta, regarding the bad areas of town. I will be in Atlanta in five or six weeks and will have some good pic for y'all;I just have to learn how to put them up on here.
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Old 04-05-2008, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Its interesting. It seems like the southside of many major American cities is the "bad, ghetto side" while the north being more properous, busy, and affluent. Certainly Chicagos like that, I believe Dallas is as well. Anyone know any major exceptions?
Jacksonville, FL, where the better neighborhoods are on the south side.
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Old 04-05-2008, 01:46 PM
 
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Its interesting. It seems like the southside of many major American cities is the "bad, ghetto side" while the north being more properous, busy, and affluent. Certainly Chicagos like that, I believe Dallas is as well. Anyone know any major exceptions?
One theory or myth (especially for southern locales) is that the northside is cooler (temperature wise). These areas got "the cooler breezes first."

Another theory or myth is, because of U.S. geographic set-up, the northside of cities are usually on higher ground and "all ***** flows downhill."

Birmingham is opposite because the southside (and the ridges) is on the higher ground ("over the mountain", Mountain Brook, etc; Also, the ridges seperated the nicer southern section from smoggy, smoky Birmingham proper during its industrial past)

If you go to many major cities (and small towns), you will notice that the poorer neighborhoods are usually located in low-lying areas or the "flats." This was part of the process of segregation and racism as well. You can see the patterns in Metro Atlanta. Go to various areas, and notice the slope of the land. It is very obvious once you start looking:

Some examples...

1. In Decatur...the Swanton Heights/Allen Wilson area (this use to be the segretated African-American neighborhood of Ebster. Swanton Heights has its name because it located on a slight elevation of the land in the low-lying area).

2. In the City of Atlanta...many examples, but near downtown examples-the old Buttermilk Bottom neighborhood that is now the Civic Center area. Bedford-Pine, which is now the "Central Park" neighborhood. Centennial Place (the old Techwood neighborhood).

3. In Marietta, the area around Lemon Street.


*Here is something different...If you know anything about Montreal, you might know that a posh neighborhood for the rich English-speakers was located on a part of the island (city) that had a slightly warmer climate due to the geography of the land and proximity to the water!

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