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Old 09-02-2014, 08:40 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Midtown Manhattan, Denver, San Luis Obispo, Phoenix, Las Vegas
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:43 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.
Those druggie-kid panhandlers are skanky and there are a lot of them.
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:45 AM
 
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It seems that most U.S. downtown areas have been cleaned-up or are cleaning-up. Vancouver is very clean as is Seattle.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:00 AM
 
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I found downtown Miami very clean (the Brickell part).
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:21 AM
 
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Give some examples of your travels.
Washington DC, Boston, Denver, Salt Lake City and Tampa.
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:46 PM
 
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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 think I posed this question on another thread. Apparently the junkies and homeless make the PNW a haven in the summer when the weather's nice and then take the trains down to Phoenix when it gets colder and more rainy in the winter.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Several people have mentioned Salt Lake City and I have to agree.

Downtown Fort Worth is very clean too - and interesting.

And come to think of it, so is Minneapolis.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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Portland, OR.
I've actually found Seattle's downtown to be cleaner than Portland's, as weird as that may sound.
I'm not sure why people think San Francisco is that dirty, I've been there several times and never really saw it as dirty.
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Old 09-03-2014, 05:20 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I also find downtown Chicago free from debris on streets and sidewalks. Also the city plants lots of flowers, just those that hang off lamppost beautify and show how the city does its part. Loved the greenery and flowers lining Michigan Av, the high end shopping street. I even was able to walk onto a beach on this streets north start. Awesome......
Thought I would add a picture on this Downtown Chicago Beach I snapped. ......
Apparently the flowers and plantings were a pet project of Mayor Daley's wife. The results are enviable.
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Old 09-03-2014, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Miss Jankins (Say nothing bad).
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I can't believe some would declare that a downtown has to be messy to be World class and have a impressive downtown?
Welcome! If the premise is true, Chicago is less than the truly world class cities. Yes, you will read more ridiculousness.

I once commented in a thread about cities with the largest rat population. It was therefore proposed that city "D" is great because like all of the world's great cities, it has a large rat population! I kid, not!
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