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Old 05-27-2015, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Comparing the urban core of downtown and uptown areas only, what major city in the United States do you think has the best reputation of being a CLEAN city, i.e. not much litter on the streets, gummed up and broken sidewalks, dilapidated streets and buildings, etc. Whatever comes to mind to make you think a city looks and feels clean. For purposes of MAJOR American cities, please try to only mention cities with a metro population of 1 million or higher.
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Old 05-27-2015, 01:46 PM
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Minneapolis reminds me of a Canadian city. Very clean.
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Old 05-27-2015, 02:00 PM
 
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I've visited many US cities and through my travels, I've found San Diego to be the cleanest. Seattle was clean as well, but there's also many homeless scattered around who leave piles of trash behind. The dirtiest city I've seen is NYC followed by Philadelphia and Baltimore.
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Old 05-27-2015, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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I've visited many US cities and through my travels, I've found San Diego to be the cleanest. Seattle was clean as well, but there's also many homeless scattered around who leave piles of trash behind. The dirtiest city I've seen is NYC followed by Philadelphia and Baltimore.
I hear this quite a bit. For as prestigious as the city is it seems difficult to overcome over 20,000 people per square mile and the messes they make.
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Old 05-27-2015, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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San Diego, Seattle, and Minneapolis are all very clean. The comment about the homeless in Seattle is a fair comment though.
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Old 05-27-2015, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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San Diego, Seattle, and Minneapolis are all very clean. The comment about the homeless in Seattle is a fair comment though.
I agree that homelessness can shape someone's opinion on a city, but is any city really deprived of it? I've heard the homelessness in San Diego is pretty bad as well, but that was coming from someone in a rural area who wasn't used to a large city, and every city has its homeless.
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Old 05-27-2015, 02:14 PM
 
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Boston is really clean
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Old 05-27-2015, 02:20 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I hear this quite a bit. For as prestigious as the city is it seems difficult to overcome over 20,000 people per square mile and the messes they make.
Maybe for the US but European cities didn't seem nearly as bad and are just as dense and sometimes denser.
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Old 05-27-2015, 02:23 PM
 
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Washington DC is largely quite clean, beyond the tourist areas as well.
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Old 05-27-2015, 02:24 PM
 
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Minneapolis and most parts of Boston.

Dirtiest major city? Probably San Antonio.
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