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Old 10-17-2015, 07:05 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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San Francisco is filthy, sad to say. Denver, Minneapolis and Chicago are examples of clean cities.
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Old 10-17-2015, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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SF is incredibly dirty in a good majority of the city.

I will say that neighborhoods like the Haight, Castro, North Beach, Nob hill, the area around Alamo square/city hall and other areas further west are remarkably clean though.
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Old 10-17-2015, 09:43 PM
 
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San Francisco is filthy, sad to say. Denver, Minneapolis and Chicago are examples of clean cities.
I would include Phoenix except for some areas like south of I-10.
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Old 10-18-2015, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Pittsburgh seems very dirty to me, and chaotic. Same with Philly.

San Marcos (between Austin and San Antonio) is a hot mess. Austin can be a bit messy in some areas but nothing as bad as San Marcos.

Hot Springs, AR - blech!

On the positive side, I was super impressed with the cleanliness of the following cities:

Salt Lake City
Colorado Springs
Boulder, CO
Springfield, MO
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Old 10-18-2015, 09:47 AM
 
Location: SW Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh seems very dirty to me, and chaotic. Same with Philly.

San Marcos (between Austin and San Antonio) is a hot mess. Austin can be a bit messy in some areas but nothing as bad as San Marcos.

Hot Springs, AR - blech!

On the positive side, I was super impressed with the cleanliness of the following cities:

Salt Lake City
Colorado Springs
Boulder, CO
Springfield, MO
That is correct. Although I love Pittsburgh, from a distance it looks cool with its pretty hills, but on street level it's fairly dirty with trash debris and cigarette butts all over the pace. It's sad to say, but the entire region looks similar, especially the old river towns.
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Old 10-18-2015, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Montrose is clean, however the corner of westheimer/montrose you will sometimes see some homeless young people and some trash.
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Back when I last visited Montrose I was living in Tampa in a neighborhood called the SoHo District. I know everything is up to personal preference but I felt like Montrose was very similar to SoHo but just not as clean and pretty. But Florida cities tend to go above and beyond with putting a glam on certain neighborhoods in their cities. The Soho district is highly regulated by the city of Tampa to keep the neighborhood as pristine as possible.
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Old 10-18-2015, 05:04 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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- correct, Phoenix generally is pretty clean and the downtown area is very clean.

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I would include Phoenix except for some areas like south of I-10.
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Old 10-18-2015, 06:06 PM
 
Location: USA
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Fresno, CA is pretty bad. Fresno suffers from being exposed to groundwater polluted by agriculture.

Bakersfield, CA is known as the oil capital of California and you could only imagine its pollution problems.

The area around Philadelphia and Wilmington, DE has been home to refineries and chemical plants for decades. I remember going to Philly quite a few years ago and noticing far too many plants in the Delaware River area.

Bridgeport, CT is really bad as well. I live in Connecticut and have been to Bridgeport multiple times for work and the occasional drive through. There are quite a few parts of the city that have filled wetlands with dumped toxic waste. You can also notice many abandoned trash filled buildings and factories off of Interstate 95.

Someone already mentioned it but many New Jersey cities are trashy.
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Old 10-18-2015, 06:57 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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Tampa/St Pete to me is pretty run down and ghetto looking.
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Old 10-18-2015, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Northeast states
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Bridgeport, Hartford, Waterbury
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