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Old 05-16-2017, 12:52 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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For a fairly large city, Denver doesn't have the "ghettos" that comparable mid-west, northeast and southern cities do. Just a personal observation.
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:15 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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For a fairly large city, Denver doesn't have the "ghettos" that comparable mid-west, northeast and southern cities do. Just a personal observation.
Five Points is the bad area of Denver (or it was if it isn't still)
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:17 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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San Diego does have ghetto neighborhoods, they are on the south side, as well as pretty much all of National City and Chula Vista
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:19 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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The reason cities like Phoenix, Las Vegas or Tampa are lacking really run-down areas is because they're quite simply not old enough yet to the cities you're comparing with that were built out 100 years or so ago versus 50 years ago. Give it another 30-40 years and one will see the deterioration you're referring to in the Sunbelt cities also. It's the American way....build, use, dispose of or allow to fall into disrepair, build new and repeat.
The city of North Las Vegas, as well as the northeast side of Las Vegas proper are pretty dang rough looking
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:20 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Houston has lots of areas that are hoods but truly only 5-10 neighborhoods are truly hood the rest is just lower income areas that look grimy.
I hear that the South Park neighborhood is one of the roughest in the city of Houston
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Old 05-17-2017, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Five Points is the bad area of Denver (or it was if it isn't still)
Not anymore. It's now about 30% poor and black, and 70% yuppies out running/walking the dog now.

Elyria-Swansea and Globeville are still bad. Westwood still a dump (though they want to make it into a Mexican "cultural" neighborhood, which should probably do it in), West Colfax is about gentrified (but still a dump), all the formerly bad NW neighborhoods are close to 100% good/yuppified now, Villa Park is trying to gentrify (as is NE Park Hill, Skyland, Whittier, East Colfax, etc), the Barnums a little less so, and most all the hoods in 80219 and 80223 west of Santa Fe are still as barrio as ever.
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Old 05-24-2017, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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Just got back from Seattle and Portland. While their violent crime rates might be lower than a lot of east coast/midwest cities I have never seen homelessness like that before in the United States. There are literal tent cities and encampments in plain sight throughout the cities.
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Old 05-24-2017, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Tampa/St. Pete/Clearwater has marginal run down/dumpy areas as far as the eye can see. This area is a prime target for renovation and gentrification, because there is plenty of housing stock in desirable locations in need of serious repair. It took a little while to get used to how Tampa (and most of the rest of Florida from what I've seen) can have gorgeous, palatial estates right next to run down, dumpy little ramblers that may or may not be zombie foreclosures that the city has to mow every now and then so the yards don't turn into tropical mini-jungles.

I always thought Manassas, VA was in a similar boat. Nothing super horrible like Southeast DC was in the 80s, but lots of dumps. I hated living there for a short time. Just miles of low density dumpy sprawl surrounding a somewhat charming but tiny historic district.
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Old 05-24-2017, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Just got back from Seattle and Portland. While their violent crime rates might be lower than a lot of east coast/midwest cities I have never seen homelessness like that before in the United States. There are literal tent cities and encampments in plain sight throughout the cities.
Portland is super lenient about that kind of stuff. Haven't been out there in about 7 years but every time I've visited family there, the number of homeless, drug-addicted teenagers loitering the downtown streets was alarming.
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:05 PM
 
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I was going to mention Las Vegas but the OP mentioned it right away. So much of Vegas outside the nice areas like Summerlin are marginal at best but there isn't much of a hardcore ghetto either. Where I lived for years on Nellis Boulevard isn't classified as ghetto like the old west side near MLK Blvd but it was rapidly deteriorating and getting very seedy and violent.
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