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Old 04-17-2015, 09:11 PM
Location: Auburn, New York
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Originally Posted by chh View Post
Like someone mentioned earlier, the border between Grosse Pointe Park and Detroit at Alter rd. is absolutely insane. Take a look, https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3801.../data=!3m1!1e3, urban prairie directly bordering nice suburban homes. Probably the most extreme you will see in this thread.
Wow. That is absurd. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:29 PM
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Miami has a few spots like that...including the west grove...parts of south miami just north west of sunset place...Buena Vista east and west as well as Little Haiti.
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Old 04-18-2015, 07:57 AM
Location: Northeast Suburbs of PITTSBURGH
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Fox Chapel, PA
Average household income - $200,000+

Sharpsburg, PA
Average household income - $29,000
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Old 04-18-2015, 11:51 AM
Location: Detroit
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Originally Posted by Borntoolate85 View Post
Its not as stark as it once was, but Clinton Hill and Williamsburg borders Bed-Stuy.

In Philadelphia, University City borders Mantua.

While middle-class, Butchers Hill and Patterson Park in Baltimore directly borders poor Middle East/McElderry Park. But the biggest contrast is that between Mount Vernon and the neighborhood directly across from the JFX, home to Baltimore's correctional facilities and some of the highest rates of crime. Eutaw Place is another big border, separating Bolton Hill from Upton (the Harlem of Baltimore).

In DC, while a stronger natural buffer, the Anacostia separates Capitol Hill/Lincoln Park/the Navy Yard area from Anacostia/Fairlawn.

Hyde Park in Chicago's southside borders some very sketchy neighborhoods to its south/west (Washington Park, Woodlawn, Jackson Park Highlands).

The bubble of Palmer Woods/the University District in Detroit is surrounded by decay on the west, east, and south.

Baldwin Hills/Windsor Hills in LA has the large blue-collar district to its east and south (Compton, South LA, Watts).
That area is hardly a bubble at all. In fact the only truth in your sentence is that the it borders decaying neighborhoods on the eastside.

The area to the west is the Bagley neighborhood which is hardly in decay at all. In fact there are stable neighborhoods to the west for miles up until you hit the city limits. Sharp contrast from east of woodward.

The area to the south has 2 colleges, a park and a golf course, an up and a somewhat up and coming area Palmer Park, and Martin Park.

Many of the areas around there are stable, hardly decay west of Woodward unless you run into Highland Park. It may be near a couple of seedy areas but it is hardly what you describe.

As for other post I seen, I agree about Alter road on the eastside of Detroit. A nice suburb bordering one of the emptiest neighborhoods in the city.
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Old 04-18-2015, 01:29 PM
Location: Pure Michigan!
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Originally Posted by 02blackgt View Post
Check out alter road area in Detroit. It is the outer most road in the city before the suburb of Grosse Point. Literally you will see abandoned ghetto Detroit on one side and beautiful suburban homes (one of the richest suburbs of Detroit) on the other. This is the most extreme out of anything i have ever seen in my life.
Yes, you really have to see this to appreciate just how bizarre it is. I was just up there a couple of weeks ago. One minute we're driving past multi-million dollar mansions along Lake St. Clair and then, by virtually just crossing one street, we're driving past dilapidated weekly rate motels, bait shops, and abandoned buildings. Those Grosse Pointe police must be top notch if the people there can honestly feel safe, and they must, to spend that kind of money on their homes.

I think a lot of people don't realize that Detroit has some of the most elite suburbs in the country. The amount of money in Metro Detroit is staggering. Of course, those people all live on the lake or the golf course, not in the city of Detroit as they did back in the days of Henry Ford and other business tycoons of his era. But still...anyone who thinks that only poor people live in the Detroit Metro could not be more mistaken.
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Old 04-18-2015, 07:58 PM
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Isn't this a common occurrence in New Orleans? Specifically in the West side. (Maybe someone from New Orleans can shed some light on this).
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Old 04-19-2015, 11:41 AM
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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In Atlanta, the transition from wealthy Buckhead to downscale Bolton is pretty immediate and jarring. But apparently Bolton will be fairly unrecognizable in the next few years.
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Old 04-19-2015, 12:45 PM
Location: Alameda, CA
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Downtown L.A.
San Francisco, especially anywhere on the edge of the Tenderloin
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Old 04-19-2015, 02:35 PM
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downtown Charleston sc,
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Old 04-19-2015, 02:48 PM
Location: USA
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Bogotá Colombia has an amazing historic center (La Calendaria), and you can walk a few blocks to the south and east (no real boundaries and the beautiful architecture remains the same) and find yourself in some of the most socially malfunctioning places in the world, where a relatively high percentage of residents make a living going down from their hill and robbing people in broad daylight.
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