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Old 09-02-2014, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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It's not even that cleaning crews in San Francisco do a bad job, it's just that you have: Homeless people who use downtown as an encampment, jerks from Mid-Market who trash the place, and Chinatown inhabitants who do the best they can but are moving around too many things. The area near the trolley car turnaround is clean, but veer off the super-tourist area, and it's beauty covered in filth.
Southern California is generally dirty too; there is always trash on the side of the roads. Doesn't seem like people have pride in the area.

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Old 09-02-2014, 01:46 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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You really felt that way? I was in Portland 5 months ago and I thought it looked pretty gritty and filled with shady panhandlers all over the place.
it's still a lot cleaner than Seattle.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Nashville was spotless but then again its a very conservative city.. amazing place thou. Friendliest people and cleanest city I ever been to of that size.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:28 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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it's still a lot cleaner than Seattle.
I found Seattle's downtown to be pretty tidy.
I would have to say Orlando, Charlotte, Denver, Salt Lake City and surprisingly, Chicago.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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I found Seattle's downtown to be pretty tidy.
I would have to say Orlando, Charlotte, Denver, Salt Lake City and surprisingly, Chicago.
Chicago, Salt Lake City and Denver those are all pretty clean downtowns.. Chicago is not as dangerous as I thought when I visited. Chicago is a great city but I would never move there.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:02 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Midtown Manhattan is more impressive than any other city's downtown, at least in the U.S.

It doesn't matter if it's not the cleanest. Everywhere else simply pales in comparison.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:41 AM
 
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You really felt that way? I was in Portland 5 months ago and I thought it looked pretty gritty and filled with shady panhandlers all over the place.
I concur with GatsbyGatz. Portland seemed very dirty when I visited, at least downtown and by the river front. It was inundated with homeless and junkies...bad smells and garbage were commonplace.
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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I concur with GatsbyGatz. Portland seemed very dirty when I visited, at least downtown and by the river front. It was inundated with homeless and junkies...bad smells and garbage were commonplace.
Which is strange considering the population size. Chicago's Loop, for instance, is very clean despite the buzz of a ton of pedestrian traffic.
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Salt Lake City. It's the only time that my first impression of a place was, "Wow, this place is really clean".
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:39 AM
 
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Which is strange considering the population size. Chicago's Loop, for instance, is very clean despite the buzz of a ton of pedestrian traffic.
I never noticed Chicago's core as "very clean". That wouldn't make much sense, since it's pretty busy and vibrant, and you aren't going to get that clean/sterile look with people around (even somewhere like Germany or Japan, the busy parts are a little messy).
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