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Old 07-06-2007, 12:14 PM
 
Location: VA
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I wonder if there is a City in America that does not have alot of visible poverty. A place where people are basically middle class or better and poverty is either hidden or not so common.

I know I see little poverty in Canadian Cities but how about American cities and towns?
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Old 07-06-2007, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska (moving to Ohio)
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I would say Columbus, Ohio and Colorado Springs, Colorado have low amounts of poverty which lets say a tourist would come to town and say "this city is full of homeless and is very run-down"

Columbus, Ohio: Where are the homeless people in this city? Its the 15th largest city and I saw so few!! Even the people in the poor people in this city live in larger homes in Linden even though its sort of a bad situation because those three bedroom bedroom doubles most have a big utility bill associated with them.

Colorado Springs, Colorado. they have a poverty rate of around 12% in Colorado Springs but it doesnt seem like it because its such a middle-class city even the neighborhoods that Colorado Springs residents consider poor like Pikes Peak Park and Hillside would seem middle-class in alot of areas. Also very, very homeless people in Colorado Springs.
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Old 07-06-2007, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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I would say Orlando,Florida ,it is a well-designed city and poverty is minimal or hidden very well I should say.I would venture to say Sarasota also,with its many wealthy people,poverty would be at a minimal and definitely Boca Raton, Florida,it seems like everyone is wealthy there.

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Old 07-06-2007, 06:49 PM
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I would say Columbus, Ohio and Colorado Springs, Colorado have low amounts of poverty which lets say a tourist would come to town and say "this city is full of homeless and is very run-down"

Columbus, Ohio: Where are the homeless people in this city? Its the 15th largest city and I saw so few!! Even the people in the poor people in this city live in larger homes in Linden even though its sort of a bad situation because those three bedroom bedroom doubles most have a big utility bill associated with them.
Colorado Springs, Colorado. they have a poverty rate of around 12% in Colorado Springs but it doesnt seem like it because its such a middle-class city even the neighborhoods that Colorado Springs residents consider poor like Pikes Peak Park and Hillside would seem middle-class in alot of areas. Also very, very homeless people in Colorado Springs.
Yeah, you could do kart-wheels buck naked through most of their projects.

Also, I swear they have someone that picks up every piece of litter.
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Old 07-06-2007, 08:36 PM
 
Location: northern big wonderfull (Wyoming)
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most towns in wyoming verry rarly do you see begers here. People may not have alot of money but they live reasonably. April unemployment rate was 2.9% so the economy is ok.

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Old 07-06-2007, 08:47 PM
 
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Weston, Florida. It is a massive, well planned suburban swath of 70 thousand made of almost exclusively of upper middle class and above residents. The entire community was built in the past 15 years. About 1 percent of Weston falls below the federal poverty line, quite low for a city of 70k. The only largish place I have seen like it that is consistently wealthy like Weston would be MAYBE Sugar Land, TX and Cary, NC. Actually, parts of Cary had duplex apartments and mobile homes.

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Old 07-07-2007, 12:06 AM
 
Location: yeah
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It may soon be Oakland if they go through with building that encampment at the army base.
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Old 07-07-2007, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Chicago, Cleveland, and Detroit! If you close your eyes when you rock the freeway when going from Upper Middle Class Suburb to Multimillion Dollar Downtown Sporting Venue, you don't see the blight!

... don't tell my family that I close my eyes when I drive.
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Old 07-07-2007, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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Going through major American cities at night help cover up the blight and slum areas.
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Old 07-07-2007, 02:42 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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San Diego proper has very few visible impoverished areas. The poor tend to live amongst the weathier.
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