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Old 08-08-2013, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Paris
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WOW... THAT makes a lot of sense now...

Hmmm... Now wait a minute...
Let's try that theory...

How come it doesn't hold up for the anomaly of NYC?
And if people say North Philly is worse, and with Philly having been a huge industrial city wtih a river, how come it doesn't hold up there?

Then thinking on cities that aren't built due to its' river: Atlanta, Phoenix... Why are they cities that hold Southside as worse side?

LA has a river that flows right down through the worst of the hoods, BUT it wasn't generally a industrial RIVER city... Though it has a LOT of industry, it is more of a industrial SEA PORT city.
Is it because the Sea ports are the the south of LA in LA's case?

Anybody know about South Miami and South Saint Louis neighborhoods?
St. Louis fits what you're looking for. You mentioned East St. Louis over in IL, which is def. true but it is a rather small section of the Metro East (around 36,000ish I think out of 700,000). The North side of the city is the bad side, the South is more middle class, and the West is the wealthiest. Obviously generalizing a lot here though.

Also, there was a thread about this a little while back that probably has some good info, don't remember much of it though.
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:24 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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In St. Louis, the south side is supposed to be the nice side.
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Most rivers flow south. If you have industrial wastes and other byproducts flowing, you wouldn't want to end up downstream (south) of that.
Ahh good point. While North Philly may be the poorest part of the city on the whole, the most polluted part of the city is most likely South and Southwest Philly. In most other cities most polluted probably translates to poorest as well.
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:00 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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Most rivers flow south. If you have industrial wastes and other byproducts flowing, you wouldn't want to end up downstream (south) of that.
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Ahh good point. While North Philly may be the poorest part of the city on the whole, the most polluted part of the city is most likely South and Southwest Philly. In most other cities most polluted probably translates to poorest as well.
Also most weather patterns flow from the west to the east, therefore air pollution tends to follow typical wind movement and in industrial cities it would seem to be better (and therefore wealthier) to be generally west of factories and industrial areas so I bet this will prove to be true as far as more desirable areas in those types of cities.
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:00 PM
 
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Charlotte has affluent neighborhoods to the south.
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:01 PM
 
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Someone made this map of Miami-Dade County, looks like the southern part is actually nicer than the northern part overall:

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=...237cd0fd254811

New Map with all the Neighborhoods of Miami-Dade rated by quality of life - Neighborhood-O-Meter
Yep, Northwest Miami-Dade is home 2 most of Dade County's most notorious ghettos.

Opa-locka
Liberty City/Gladeview
Overtown
Little Haiti
Miami Gardens
Carol City
West Little River

all on the North/Northwest side, with the exception of Overtown.
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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I think Denver also has wealthy areas in the southern part of its city/metro.

How about Portland? I think so as well.
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:04 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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I think Denver also has wealthy areas in the southern part of its city/metro.

How about Portland? I think so as well.
I would say northwest Portland by Washington Park is probably the most desirable, wealthy area right in the city.
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:09 PM
 
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Spokane's nicest neighborhoods are to the south.

Olympia's nicest neighborhoods within the city limits are to the south.

Bellingham's nicest neighborhoods are to the south.

Portland, OR's nicest neighborhoods are to the west and south. North is the worst.
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:19 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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Portland, OR's nicest neighborhoods are to the west and south. North is the worst.
Isn't Arlington Heights and Hillside considered NW Portland neighborhoods? My partner's uncle has an 11,000 s.f. turn of the century mansion up there and it's in a pretty nice neighborhood to say the least!
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