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Old 10-09-2013, 11:44 AM
 
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Philly
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:46 AM
 
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Any city with plenty of trailer parks. Probably the entire Western Pennsylvania area
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Work in NYC - Live in Philly - Transplant from Miami
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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.
It is a shame that those beautiful buildings in North Philly are abandoned and probably used for a lot of shady transactions.
But I think it is changing little by little...
I agree with what you said; you have to learn which pockets to avoid. And also unfortunately, some of these hoodlums decide to hang out in nicer areas sometimes.
I live close to the Rittenhouse Row shopping district. Sometimes these hoodlums ( I don't know from where...) would hang out here and create problems.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:04 PM
 
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Atlanta hands down
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:15 PM
 
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Atlanta hands down
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:42 PM
 
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Philadelphia, Baltimore, St. Louis, Houston, and Atlanta immediately come to mind.
Houston has large ghetto areas but it's also a huge city and metro area. A lot of the city is former ghetto areas that are now high dollar professional areas. Many other neighborhoods have always been nice and continue to be so (new visitors are usually shocked at the affluence in much of the city, which does contrast greatly with the ghetto areas). There are tons of professionals in Houston and the city ends up on lists all the time for one of most successful cities in the country.
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:23 PM
 
Location: 60630
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If you're saying (parts) of LA and NYC, why wouldn't that be different for the others...DC...Chicago?
Good question. Probably because he never been there.

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Old 10-13-2013, 11:59 PM
 
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Houston has large ghetto areas but it's also a huge city and metro area. A lot of the city is former ghetto areas that are now high dollar professional areas. Many other neighborhoods have always been nice and continue to be so (new visitors are usually shocked at the affluence in much of the city, which does contrast greatly with the ghetto areas). There are tons of professionals in Houston and the city ends up on lists all the time for one of most successful cities in the country.
Houston has some decent areas, but a large percentage of the city is 'generally dirty and unlivable' as per the OP's question. Inside the loop, pretty much anything east of I-45 or 288 (1/2 the city) isn't a great neighborhood, and the sketch areas between the Loop and the Beltway are pretty much everything but the Western 1/4 of the city. The city is big enough that there are plenty of good areas, and the far out exurbs are fine. Still, on the whole, a huge percentage of Houston is bad neighborhoods. Houston isn't the worst. I think cities like Detroit, St. Louis, and Philly are even more limited in decent neighborhoods.
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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DC, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, LA (parts), NYC (parts), New Orleans.
Parts.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:08 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Atlanta hands down
Yes, because large black population = ghetto, right?
Sheesh.
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