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Old 11-20-2012, 10:58 AM
 
Location: The City
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always see people in streetview as well
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:14 AM
 
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No one goes shopping at night in ANY city! It's horribly dangerous! Whatever anyone tells you don't do it! Cause when the sun sets, that's when all the drug dealers and vampires go out. Sometimes you will run into a drug dealer that is a vampire, so whatever anyone says, never ever, ever, go shopping at night. It's a guaranteed death.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Mt. Airy
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No one goes shopping at night in ANY city! It's horribly dangerous! Whatever anyone tells you don't do it! Cause when the sun sets, that's when all the drug dealers and vampires go out. Sometimes you will run into a drug dealer that is a vampire, so whatever anyone says, never ever, ever, go shopping at night. It's a guaranteed death.
Best to stay out of cities all together. Enclosed malls are best. If you smell a convergance of plastic, cheap pretzels and microwaved cheese, you're in a safe place.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:55 PM
 
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NY, Chi, San Diego, SF, Portland and Los Angeles
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:14 PM
 
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Hi Please name 5 cities where it is safe and common to walk and go for shopping after dark Thanks
Too general. Any city has safe and non safe areas. In Chicago, I think nothing of walking Magnificent Mile / Rush Street, etc at night, but would not be caught dead in South Side Chicago (even in daylight).

It's like that in most every city. Areas that are safe and walkable at night, areas that are not.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:18 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I think the question would be easier to answer if I were asked to name 5 cities that are NOT safe to walk in at night. Frankly, I have walked in most cities at night including most of America's major cities.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:22 PM
 
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Go go Google Maps, put your cursor on any spot at random in any city, just pick one, like Akron or Pueblo or Roanoke, click Street View, and go ten blocks along any street, and see how many people you see walking in the daytime.
Delmar Loop, University City, MO
https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&n...-8&sa=N&tab=wl

Roanoke, VA
https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&n...-8&sa=N&tab=wl

Akron, OH
https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&n...-8&sa=N&tab=wl

I couldn't find any people walking around in pueblo but i stopped searching after i went through the downtown area. Regardless people still walk around in many major cities and to say no one does anymore is something only sheltered people could say.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Austin, San Antonio, Fort Worth
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:02 PM
 
Location: .N6 A4
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This thread has some good, thoughtful answers on it. Even some of the answers that aren't entirely serious make useful points.

I would definitely underscore the point already made that it's generally safer to be walking around where there are lots of other people out and about (unless they are mostly drug dealers and gang members, or something of that sort).

I don't think I've seen the OP enquiring about Philadelphia as a potential city, but I have to say, I generally felt pretty safe walking around after dark in Center City. Heck, I used to walk home at 1:00 or 2:00 AM at times, and I still felt pretty safe. I also mostly felt comfortable walking around University City and the Art Museum area (lower Fairmount/Spring Garden?), though I had some moderately bad experiences in the latter.

Obviously neighborhoods make a difference.
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wi
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Brea, CA
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