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View Poll Results: Which would you live in if you HAD to choose.
East St Louis 25 20.33%
Camden 98 79.67%
Voters: 123. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-22-2014, 03:15 PM
 
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Which is worse? And IG you absolutely had to live in one...where would you choose?
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Old 05-22-2014, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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East St. Louis actually has higher crime rates so is worse. They're both terrible however. If I had to choose one though, I'd choose Camden. Better location. Right across the river from center city philadelphia with 24/7 subway access into philadelphia. About an hour from the beach. And about and hour and a half to NYC.
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Old 05-22-2014, 03:24 PM
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Camden look much less desolate for better or worse. Little girl feels safe enough to sit on her porch with a laptop:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=635+B...29DpqXj7w&z=17
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Old 05-22-2014, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Camden. Only because the streets aren't deserted and completely empty like East St. Louis is. I'd rather live next to a long row of boarded up row houses with addicts, dealers, gang members, and murders everyday than a creepy post industrial apocalyptic wasteland. East St. Louis is literally deserted. Only the street grid remains in most neighborhoods. There's stray dogs and everything, wild life has even grown through many of the streets in East St. louis
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Old 05-22-2014, 03:31 PM
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another odd scene:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=635+B...nsaSij_SQ&z=17

why are some of their backs turned? And the white (maybe hispanic) woman walking down the street is looking straight ahead.
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Old 05-22-2014, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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EAST ST LOUIS

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=East+...287.01,,0,5.25

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=East+...,80.91,,0,5.88
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Old 05-22-2014, 03:39 PM
 
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Keep the pictures coming...very interesting stuff. I'd say Camden by the pictures looks way worse. Granted only a few pics in this thread but yikes. East st Louis it looks like theres at least some potential escape...and st Louis is across the river (in response to Philly being close).
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Old 05-22-2014, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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another odd scene:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=635+B...nsaSij_SQ&z=17

why are some of their backs turned? And the white (maybe hispanic) woman walking down the street is looking straight ahead.
Likely drug dealers or murderers who do not want to be photographed lol!
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Old 05-22-2014, 03:48 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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I'll take East St.Louis because it's almost my backyard. I would feel more at home there than I would on the east coast.
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Old 05-22-2014, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Keep the pictures coming...very interesting stuff. I'd say Camden by the pictures looks way worse. Granted only a few pics in this thread but yikes. East st Louis it looks like theres at least some potential escape...and st Louis is across the river (in response to Philly being close).
There is much more to do in Philadelphia however. Much bigger city with a lot more going on from nightlife to restaurants to attractions, etc.

Also more to do in Camden than East St. Louis as well. The Aquarium is in Camden as well as the Susquehanna Banks Center where a lot of concerts are.

And while most of the city of Camden is in deplorable shape, the "Downtown" area, especially around the Rutgers Camden campus, is actually quite livable.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ca...e36b76a1938686

In this link you can actually see the Center City Philadelphia skyline in the distance.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ca...e36b76a1938686\

As far as I know there is nowhere that nice in East St. Louis.
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