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Old 07-08-2010, 09:09 AM
 
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Towns that have been bypassed by the highway, that are a little too small for chains but large enough or far enough from the towns that do attract chains to retain some home trade, seem to have changed little but maybe resisted decay in a number of years.

Brockway, PA, Everett, PA, and Avoca, NY are three towns where I've been recently that give this impression. Not much new or fancy or gentrified but older places are kept up and older businesses open.
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The area around Binghamton, NY looks like it hasn't changed in a long time. Very dated, but great people for the most part.
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Old 07-08-2010, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Parts of NYC. There are blocks that still contain boarded up buidlings, graffiti, and vacant lots. Saw a few in Upper Manhattan (Washington Heights) yesterday.
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:34 PM
 
Location: IN
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The Ohio Valley- particularly the BUILT infrastructure.
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Old 07-09-2010, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Waco looks like the 90s, but it doesn't feel like it.
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Old 07-09-2010, 05:22 PM
 
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Duluth, MN. Not much more has been added on since the iron ore/steel industry collapsed
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Florida
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The pacific northwest. I even noticed a lot more people driving cars from the 80s/90s compared to other areas when I was there.
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, Az (unfortunately still here)
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Some parts of Beaumont, Texas still look like from the 70's and 80's. My hometown (born and raised there til the 5th grade).

It still looks the same and some of the roads have never been repaved or anything. But there are lots of new businesses that have popped up in the last 25 years. It's still growing though.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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My Closet!

If I wait around long enough, I just KNOW that Cosby Sweater will come back into style.
Lol. Same here, but I can't stay out of the thrift store long enough for my closet to modernize. So it is for different reasons than yours.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:09 AM
 
Location: NC
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Marion, SC
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