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Old 02-11-2017, 02:44 PM
 
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Here is an article about "middle neighborhoods" that I came across: America

So, what are some neighborhoods that you know of that would fit what the article is referring to?
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Old 02-11-2017, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Fountain Square, Indianapolis
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After reading the article the neighborhood that came to mind was Garfield Park in Indianapolis. It is a few miles south of downtown and is mostly middle to lower middle class. It has a great park and observatory with a nice water park. Next to the park is a great little IMCPL branch. It has a decent grocery store and a small strip of shops and older brick apartment buildings along Shelby st. which is the more urban part of the neighborhood and one of the few streets that has a busline. The other part is mostly large SFH on small to average lots, some are converted into doubles.

The neighborhood doesn't get a lot of attention because it isn't extreme in anything, but average in almost everything. It has the potential to be the next up and coming hood in Indy and it may become that. Or it could keep getting overlooked and fall victim to abandonment and decay.
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Old 02-12-2017, 01:09 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Middle neighborhoods are my favorite place to live. They don't have the social decay of poor neighborhoods but also lack the snobbery and materialism of rich areas. In Louisville that area would run from east of the airport out to Okolona, Highview, and Fern Creek and also the SW areas of Valley Station and Pleasure Ridge Park. The bulk of Southern Indiana near Louisville would also qualify. I live in a middle neighborhood but only a couple blocks north of poor areas.
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Old 02-13-2017, 10:26 AM
 
Location: crafton pa
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Pittsburgh has many such neighborhoods as well as inner-ring, urbanized suburbs. (Historically, the region is quite balkanized politically, and many areas that would be candidates for consolidation into the city are separate municipalities here). Neighborhoods such as Brighton Heights, Beechview, Brookline and Overbrook come to mind. Inner ring suburbs like Bellvue, Crafton, Ingram, Carnegie, and Dormont would also fit. I am sure I am missing some.
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Old 02-13-2017, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Somewhere extremely awesome
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Here is an article about "middle neighborhoods" that I came across: America

So, what are some neighborhoods that you know of that would fit what the article is referring to?
Since I know you're familiar with the area, I'd say that most of the south side of Lansing, MI qualifies. I'd even extend this into the Waverly/Delta Township area.
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