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Old 05-29-2015, 11:17 AM
 
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How do some of the southern cities stack up? I haven't heard them mentioned.

Nashville?
Memphis?
Atlanta?
Charlotte?
Houston?
Dallas?
Tampa?
These two Southern cities I bolded are dirtier than a $2 hooker in a red light district.
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Old 05-29-2015, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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I think that how clean Chicago is would surprise people who haven't been there and it's not just the downtown tourist areas. Many parts are pretty clean.

In the end, I think that it would go to Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle, and San Diego.
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Old 05-29-2015, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Charlotte
Salt Lake City
Denver
Seattle
Minneapolis
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Old 05-29-2015, 02:19 PM
 
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How do some of the southern cities stack up? I haven't heard them mentioned.

Nashville?
Memphis?
Atlanta?
Charlotte?
Houston?
Dallas?
Tampa?
Tampa is overall very clean (when I say Tampa, I mean Tampa Bay, the entire metro area). Has the least amount of chicken scratch graffiti and trash on the streets I've seen. Also, Orlando is very clean being a tourist town.

Can't speak about the other cities, never been to..
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Old 05-29-2015, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Far and away Phoenix is the cleanest major city Ive been to. Most areas of the city are as clean as can be. Most of the suburbs, too, are extremely spotless. Downtown Chicago gets my vote as well, its immaculate. Get outside of downtown, however, and there's lots of trash, sadly.
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Old 05-29-2015, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Tampa is overall very clean (when I say Tampa, I mean Tampa Bay, the entire metro area). Has the least amount of chicken scratch graffiti and trash on the streets I've seen. Also, Orlando is very clean being a tourist town.

Can't speak about the other cities, never been to..
Have never been there, but I've heard that downtown Orlando is a bit on the small side for a city its size. I know this thread isn't discussing size, but is that true in your experience? At least when compared with Tampa, a comparably sized city.

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I think that how clean Chicago is would surprise people who haven't been there and it's not just the downtown tourist areas. Many parts are pretty clean.

In the end, I think that it would go to Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle, and San Diego.
I was very impressed when I first had the opportunity to walk around the streets of downtown Chicago just last year. All of the structures are in very good condition, even the older buildings from the early 20th century. The sidewalks are clear of debris and mostly free of cracks too. The roads however, are another matter, and I refuse to drive my car through downtown. I'll rely on public transit first.

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These two Southern cities I bolded are dirtier than a $2 hooker in a red light district.
I've heard time and time again that Memphis is a pretty gritty looking city, probably right along with New Orleans.
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Old 05-29-2015, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Have never been there, but I've heard that downtown Orlando is a bit on the small side for a city its size. I know this thread isn't discussing size, but is that true in your experience? At least when compared with Tampa, a comparably sized city.



I was very impressed when I first had the opportunity to walk around the streets of downtown Chicago just last year. All of the structures are in very good condition, even the older buildings from the early 20th century. The sidewalks are clear of debris and mostly free of cracks too. The roads however, are another matter, and I refuse to drive my car through downtown. I'll rely on public transit first.



I've heard time and time again that Memphis is a pretty gritty looking city, probably right along with New Orleans.
Orlando actually has a pretty underrated downtown. The skyline might not be big for its size, but the downtown isn't exactly small imo. It's really pretty as well!
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Old 05-29-2015, 03:43 PM
 
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Have never been there, but I've heard that downtown Orlando is a bit on the small side for a city its size. I know this thread isn't discussing size, but is that true in your experience? At least when compared with Tampa, a comparably sized city.
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DT ORL is lively but a bit on the short side (maybe that's why people think it's small?). However, there's tons of development further West on I-4 by the theme parks, plus their DT is growing, as is Tampa's. Tampa Bay though feels larger than metro ORL.
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Old 05-29-2015, 04:06 PM
 
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It's Portland, OR and it's not even up for discussion. You can't even understand how clean it is until you go, it's so clean it doesn't even make any sense.
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Old 05-29-2015, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Far and away Phoenix is the cleanest major city Ive been to. Most areas of the city are as clean as can be. Most of the suburbs, too, are extremely spotless. Downtown Chicago gets my vote as well, its immaculate. Get outside of downtown, however, and there's lots of trash, sadly.
This is not that true. There are dirty parts of the city (mainly due to vacant lots on the south and west sides), but a lot of the city is pretty clean.

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