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Old 07-25-2017, 05:26 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I heard thru a friend that a visitor from Seattle remarked that he felt like he landed in Nigeria walking around Center City Philly. Philly is a little unique in that the very poor urban hoods are right smack against downtown Philly while in a place like Chicago and now even DC they are further removed.
Center City Philly? Heck no. That area is touristy and upscale now - hotels, restaurants, attractions, vibrancy and all that good stuff. If that is considered poor, then every city in America is poor. lol

People should actually visit Philly. They will be pleasantly surprised. Right now, the East Coast has 4 very solid, visitor-friendly urban cities. Baltimore needs more work, but it too will join the others with time.
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Old 07-25-2017, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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Center City Philly? Heck no. That area is touristy and upscale now - hotels, restaurants, attractions, vibrancy and all that good stuff. If that is considered poor, then every city in America is poor. lol

People should actually visit Philly. They will be pleasantly surprised. Right now, the East Coast has 4 very solid, visitor-friendly urban cities. Baltimore needs more work, but it too will join the others with time.
Made sure I went for a nice journey through the city after work

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Old 07-25-2017, 07:36 PM
 
Location: The Left Toast
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Ask the guy from Seattle. I see the pc police are out in force already.
Why don't "YOU" ask the guy from Seattle? He's not the one posting.....Funny how the city has a slightly larger white population, plus other ethnicities, but only the so-called Nigerian look-a-likes are noticed.

Anyway, as one who is of black & puerto rican heritage, I love it here after living on the west coast and being in areas where I could go hours without seeing anyone who looks like me.....One of the many "Nigerian Look-a-Likes."
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Old 07-25-2017, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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I heard thru a friend that a visitor from Seattle remarked that he felt like he landed in Nigeria walking around Center City Philly.
Im surprised this didnt get dumped.

Where are you going here man?

What was your point?

From someone that was in Center City Philly today I can verify that I saw just about every ethnicity there is walking around in peace.
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Old 07-25-2017, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Pierce County WA
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Well, here in western WA, it seems everyone wants to go to Philadelphia...then they do, and hate it.

I've been there a couple times, both during my childhood in Vermont and now, and it is not my cup of tea. Sorry to say, but I wouldn't consider myself a fan of Pennsylvania in general. I found the city incredibly dirty, and thought it smelled worse than Tacoma. We've never planned a vacation there, but rather driven to various locations through Philadelphia, and stayed there overnight. I was surprised by how dirty it was, when I didn't notice many homeless people at all compared to Seattle or Portland.
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Old 07-25-2017, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Well, here in western WA, it seems everyone wants to go to Philadelphia...then they do, and hate it.
When was the last visit?

Where did you stay?
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Old 07-26-2017, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Pierce County WA
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When was the last visit?

Where did you stay?
Technically, 2 weeks ago, but we didn't see much. Stayed in the Marriott in the airport. The Marriott was lovely. We just stayed overnight while waiting for a flight. We'd flown into the Philadelphia airport from Europe and were waiting to go back to the Sea-Tac airport.

Last time before that was 2013. I don't remember where we stayed. The hotel was fine, but the area surrounding it was unbelievably dirty.
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Old 07-26-2017, 12:09 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I think Las Vegas doesn't get enough credit for its whole area and people don't realize its more than just casinos and "sin". The surrounding metro area can be quite pleasant and has some of the best desert scenery and outdoors opportunities around. Many people who live in the Las Vegas area never even go to the Strip at all.

A lot of Texas cities are a lot more sophisticated than people give them credit for too.
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Old 07-26-2017, 12:19 AM
 
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Many people who live in the Las Vegas area never even go to the Strip at all.
Good, why anyone, from anywhere goes there is mind boggling.
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Old 07-26-2017, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Pierce County WA
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I think Las Vegas doesn't get enough credit for its whole area and people don't realize its more than just casinos and "sin". The surrounding metro area can be quite pleasant and has some of the best desert scenery and outdoors opportunities around. Many people who live in the Las Vegas area never even go to the Strip at all.
I'm with you. Nevada is a gorgeous state overall. A lot of its people are in the Las Vegas metro area, but (aside from the Strip), that doesn't even make it overwhelming. It's got more to do besides gamble and drink.
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