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Old 08-14-2009, 07:02 AM
 
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Default Inner City or Suburb?

Just curious, how many of you grew up in a rough inner city and are adults now living in a suburb?

Would you feel safe moving back to a dangeroous neighborhood?

Can you easily recognize a dangerous area upon site?
(I'll bet yes, you learn to be street wise pretty quick)

Only those of you that grew up in this situation have an opinion, the others have a glorified, naive viewpoint. If you have not lived it, you can't possibly understand it.
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:18 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Just curious, how many of you grew up in a rough inner city and are adults now living in a suburb?

Would you feel safe moving back to a dangeroous neighborhood?

Can you easily recognize a dangerous area upon site?
(I'll bet yes, you learn to be street wise pretty quick)

Only those of you that grew up in this situation have an opinion, the others have a glorified, naive viewpoint. If you have not lived it, you can't possibly understand it.
I didn't grow up in the inner city but I lived on East 23rd and Superior in a loft warehouse for 5 years. Does that count? LOL. I didn't think it was bad tbh, but lots of my friends did.
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:54 AM
 
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It's kind of a false choice. I think the whole city=bad, suburb=good generalization is changing a lot. East Charlotte, a suburb, is getting rough, while uptown, Dilworth, etc., have gentrifyied and other urban neighborhoods are on their way as well. Are you asking if people would move back to a neighborhood that was once dangerous and isn't anymore?
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I grew up in a pretty rough neighbourhood, although "inner city" would probably not be the correct description. Yes, I now live in a suburb. One that some, (and especially you) think is dangerous and horrible. I can spot a dangerous neighbourhood; this is not it. There may be some rough edges, but, highly dangerous, it is not.

Would I feel safe living back there again? Probably not. But, I could cope if I had to with my dogs and the knowledge that I now have. (plus technology...boy, that would help a LOT!!)

so, what are you getting at here?
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