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Old 12-17-2014, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Emigrations View Post
I went through Cincinatti today and driving on 71 through downtown from the eastern burbs is a lesson in blight and being beaten with an ugly stick. Toledo, Dayton, and Cleveland are all the same way. Detroit is a wreck. I've never been to Chicago or St. Louis, but I'd expect large parts of their cities to also be bad. Kansas City also had a lot of bad parts when I visited. Minneapolis seems to be one of the lone exceptions for big cities.
You mentioned some places and how bad they must be without even seeing these cities.
Here's an area in Chicago with a higher than average crime rate across from a beautiful conservatory.
It might not be "the place" to live in now but give it time and it will. Some empty lots around but
also some historic older apartments and homes.

In St. Louis just one neighborhood
Saint Louis Central West End "The Heart of the City"

and it's been a while but we did see Cleveland and parts of Cincinnati and I found some great areas
that were worth the visit (and not all touristy either).

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