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Old 10-20-2015, 01:42 PM
Location: Somerville, MA
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Originally Posted by Jimrob1 View Post
When I lived in the Tokyo area I was amazed, at how clean everything was. I would always see shopkeepers and homeowners sweeping the sidewalks, and walkways around their property.

For a beautiful city in its setting. I agree San Francisco has some filthy areas.
Agreed. A lot of local workers and residents in Tokyo really took pride in their area.

Also re: San Francisco- it's still an incredibly beautiful city. I just think it's a little... dirtier than I expected in some respects. Still one of my favorite places in the U.S.
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Old 10-20-2015, 04:05 PM
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Seattle was probably the cleanest I've been to in the U.S., but Chicago
surprised me with how clean it was

Seattle has a MID Clean Team providing cleaning services to ratepayers, visitors and workers within the six MID neighborhoods. Services, performed by MID "Downtown Ambassadors" part of the Clean Team, include:
  • Daily sidewalk sweeping
  • Sidewalk pressure washing
  • Alley cleaning
  • Trash collection
  • Graffiti removal
  • Leaf removal
Metropolitan Improvement District - Clean TeamDowntown Seattle

They not only keep the city cleaner, they provide jobs and help tourists with directions/questions about the city.
And it doesn't hurt that they're "eyes on the street" to stop more crimes from happening.
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Old 10-22-2015, 01:25 PM
Location: Victoria TX
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Victoria, Texas, has no weedy lots. This is strictly enforced. If weeds in a lot exceed a certain height, it is posted with a warning to he owner. If not cut, the city cuts it and adds the cost to the tax bill.
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Old 10-22-2015, 01:27 PM
Location: Tennessee
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Originally Posted by Icemodeled View Post
Dayton OH 4/10

Many boarded up homes, overgrown lots, dangerous alleys.. the crime and trash has been increasing. Like any city, it has a couple nice suburbs (beavercreek). The downtown is realitivly clean but the rest of the city looks like no ones cares. Whole houses can go for $5000 or less!

One reason why were planning to move after next year.
Kind of similar for a lot of parts of Indy. Many of the core neighborhoods have not been taken care of, to say the least.
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Old 10-22-2015, 05:13 PM
Location: Lil Rhodey
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New Orleans is bar far the dirtiest city I've been to, but I heard it was before I went so I kinda expected it. SF was pretty dirty too..wasnt expecting that. Even though both cities smelled like urine, they are two of my favorite cities to visit.
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