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Old 09-29-2013, 09:22 AM
 
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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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Old 09-29-2013, 09:43 AM
 
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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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Old 09-29-2013, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Baltimore / Montgomery County, MD
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-Baltimore
-Philly
-Brooklyn, Bronx, parts of Queens
-A lot of D.C. and inner beltway PG county Maryland
-Detroit
-Memphis
-Camden, NJ
-Trenton, NJ
-Newark, NJ
-Yonkers, NY

Most of the places I just named have yuppies but there are areas that they do tend to shy away from.
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:31 AM
 
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Buffalo, NY
Niagara Falls, NY
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:48 AM
 
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Philadelphia, Baltimore, St. Louis, Houston, and Atlanta immediately come to mind.
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:52 AM
 
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Stockton, CA. How can we forget this one?
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:55 AM
 
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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.
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:56 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Mahatma X View Post
-Baltimore
-Philly
-Brooklyn, Bronx, parts of Queens
-A lot of D.C. and inner beltway PG county Maryland
-Detroit
-Memphis
-Camden, NJ
-Trenton, NJ
-Newark, NJ
-Yonkers, NY

Most of the places I just named have yuppies but there are areas that they do tend to shy away from.
Actually DC is kind of old news in that department. All of the NW and SW quadrants as well as most of the NE and a good chunk of SE have been gentrified over the past 15-20 years thanks to the demand for housing. Many areas that were fairly uninhabitable for most have housing stock now running 300K-350K and higher. Cases in point...neighborhoods such as Shaw, Potomac Yards and Bloomingdale.
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Surprised no one has mentioned Cleveland. Are perceptions of our town actually changing? We have seen a good amount of gentrification in recent years, and our economy is turning around, but there are still large pockets of ghetto in the city. That said, it's getting better.
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:58 AM
 
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Surprised no one has mentioned Cleveland. Are perceptions of our town actually changing? We have seen a good amount of gentrification in recent years, and our economy is turning around, but there are still large pockets of ghetto in the city. That said, it's getting better.
Probably because as you said the perception is changing and it's good to see.
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