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Old 04-28-2013, 09:31 AM
 
Location: SW Pennsylvania
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Uniontown-Connellsville, PA area.

The mall is straight out of 1992 and the movie theaters are old like the 1980's...no stadium seating, limited concession choices, etc. Even the newer hotels have a 1990's flair to them. Quite a few locals still have mullets and big hair.

Penn State Fayette campus is very 1990's looking too. Down the road a bit, the only gas station in Point Marion closed several years ago and the only businesses left are a few bars, a "new" Family Dollar (built in 2007, but still manages to look outdated), a cafe, and a furniture store that doubles as a city building.

An hour to the south is the Clarksburg, WV area. It's a old, Rust Belt area too, but has managed to keep with the times better because the job situation isn't as bad and the area is served by an interstate, unlike Uniontown.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:45 AM
 
Location: SW Pennsylvania
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The Ohio Valley- particularly the BUILT infrastructure.
I agree, especially Ravenswood, WV, Belpre, OH, New Matamoras, OH, Paden City, WV, and the Wheeling/Steubenville areas. Head east and include the Beaver Falls-Aliquippa, PA areas too.
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:46 PM
 
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I would say Detroit seems to look like its stuck in the 1970s.
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Our neighborhood has a lot of Wood-framed Business and Condo architecture from the late 1970s to Early 1980's. Most of it is well maintained. Its a bit dated, but there is a certain charm to it.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:54 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Our neighborhood has a lot of Wood-framed Business and Condo architecture from the late 1970s to Early 1980's. Most of it is well maintained. Its a bit dated, but there is a certain charm to it.
It seems to me like the West was the only place that knew how to do decent small-scale architecture during the 1970's.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Oklahoma City. For the most part this town is stuck in the 1980s in terms of development styles and patterns. Even in suburbia, the faux "trendy" lifestyle centers and town centres that have caught on in most cities over the past decade haven't come to OKC.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Baltimore / Montgomery County, MD
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Baltimore
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:06 PM
 
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Milwaukee
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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In Oregon, we aren't obsessed with renovation, so aside from the cars, many areas appear much as they did 15 or 25 years ago. What other places are like this, and what places have changed a lot?
My hometown of Beaverton has pretty much stayed the same with the exception of some new developments in areas once occupied by fields.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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I agree about Ravenswood. Parkersburg is also like that a little bit. The area between Athens and I-77 on US 33 is almost dead. Very little traffic, and it looks like the 1980s.

A lot of SC is like that too. Georgetown on US 17 looks and feels like the 1990s. Only a couple industries, lots of dead businesses in the center of town, and a lot of the roads haven't been fixed.
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