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Old 09-29-2013, 12:15 PM
 
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I'd throw Oakland and Miami into the mix as well
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:41 PM
 
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Was in Niagara Falls, NY a couple of months ago. Saw lots of abandoned and occupied homes with doors and windows with bullet holes through them. It's just surreal how a city that's the gateway to one of the world's most famous tourist attractions is in that state.
Yeah, it is sad in some areas of the city, but there are nice areas like DeVeaux, LaSalle, Pine Street/Little Italy and Hyde Park.

Buffalo in North Buffalo, Allentown, Elmwood Village, Parkside and West Village, among some others would be fine for professionals.
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:52 PM
 
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Granted I'm not an expert on Philly or anything, but I'm somewhat surprised to see it mentioned as prominently here.
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Old 09-29-2013, 02:35 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Cities that have the highest percentage of ghettos or are generally dirty and unliveable...cities where an educated professional would be uncomfortable living.
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Philadelphia, Baltimore, St. Louis, Houston, and Atlanta immediately come to mind.
I can't speak for the others, but Houston and Atlanta would NOT fall into that description. To think so is based on exaggerations or outdated perceptions.
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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Detroit
Cleveland
Baltimore
Chicago

Immediately came to mind.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:52 PM
 
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I can't speak for the others, but Houston and Atlanta would NOT fall into that description. To think so is based on exaggerations or outdated perceptions.
The main problem is the contradiction in the OP. Perhaps someone can make a list of "cities with the highest percentage of ghettos" with some semblance of objectivity. But "cities where an educated professional would be uncomfortable living".. that blanket generalization does not apply to any major city in the US... that's right, not even Detroit or Baltimore -- "educated professionals" might be uncomfortable in some neighborhoods but all cities have at least a few neighborhoods that are perfectly fine.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:19 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Oakland, Richmond CA, San Bernardino, Compton all come to mind.
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:23 PM
 
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In terms of city proper probably Philadelphia. It has pockets of nice areas but overall it's pretty dirty and ghetto like.
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For a "first Class"(?) city, you are struck by the filth and dilapidation from the moment you step off the plane.
Straying outside of the tourist areas in any South Florida city will yield some pretty undesirable sights, also.
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:25 PM
 
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The main problem is the contradiction in the OP. Perhaps someone can make a list of "cities with the highest percentage of ghettos" with some semblance of objectivity. But "cities where an educated professional would be uncomfortable living".. that blanket generalization does not apply to any major city in the US... that's right, not even Detroit or Baltimore -- "educated professionals" might be uncomfortable in some neighborhoods but all cities have at least a few neighborhoods that are perfectly fine.
Good point, as even the cities have areas that are very nice, let alone solid. Here are examples from Niagara Falls and Buffalo: Niagara Falls, NY: DeVeaux - SkyscraperPage Forum

Niagara Falls, NY: La Salle, Cayuga Island, Love Canal - SkyscraperCity

Parkside Community Association | Historic Parkside, Buffalo, NY

The Elmwood Village Association

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HertelAvenue.com - Hertel Avenue Buffalo NY - Stores, Restaurants, Night Clubs, Services, Business
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:04 PM
 
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Toledo and Dayton, Ohio.
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