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Old 02-15-2017, 06:36 AM
 
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Can you think of any good areas "a stone's throw from bad areas", i.e, San Diego and Tijuana?
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Old 02-15-2017, 06:47 AM
 
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That pretty much describes the entire city of Memphis. Memphis has some gorgeous areas, but 90% of them are around the corner from crack neighborhoods.
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Old 02-15-2017, 10:11 AM
 
Location: The City
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Can you think of any good areas "a stone's throw from bad areas", i.e, San Diego and Tijuana?
SD and Tijuana seems like a stretch


many examples exist


Union Sq and the Tenderloin in SF


Society Hill and Camden NJ in Philly


etc.
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Old 02-15-2017, 10:14 AM
 
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Chicago burbs - North Shore very wealthy until Lake Forest, then transitions into Waukegan and North Chicago.

Same with the city. Downtown and South Lop quickly border Southside just past US Cellular Field.
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Old 02-15-2017, 10:22 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Palo Alto and East Palo Alto. While crime is lower today EPA had the highest murder rate in the country in 1992. Palo Alto is home to Stanford University and full of multi-million dollar homes.

As far as SD/TJ, there really isn't much residential housing along the SD side of the border. It's mostly industrial/commercial. Though this decent-looking middle class neighborhood: https://goo.gl/maps/op6r6kG23gz is about 1,500 feet away (as the crow-flies) from this: https://goo.gl/maps/CbqdRqAySmm . Either way not sure I'd call any of the areas within a mile or two of the border in SD "excellent".
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Old 02-15-2017, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Palo Alto and East Palo Alto.

As far as SD/TJ, there really isn't much residential housing along the SD side of the border. It's mostly industrial/commercial. Though this decent-looking middle class neighborhood: https://goo.gl/maps/op6r6kG23gz is about 1,500 feet away (as the crow-flies) from this: https://goo.gl/maps/CbqdRqAySmm . Either way not sure I'd call any of the areas within a mile or two of the border in SD "excellent".
Ever take a walk down Calle Coahuila?
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Old 02-15-2017, 10:30 AM
 
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Ever take a walk down Calle Coahuila?
No. So that is where the infamous Adelita's is lol.
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Old 02-15-2017, 10:31 AM
 
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No
Good. The questions you get asked on that stretch of road will stay with you for the rest of your life.
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Old 02-15-2017, 10:31 AM
 
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These are so common it's almost not worth discussing.

I remember many years ago, I had just moved to Los Angeles and was driving through a really abysmal neighborhood, just awful looking. I realized I was lost, and this was before GPS existed, so I did what I always did -- made a turn onto a side street so I could pull out my map and figure out where I was. As soon as I made the turn, I noticed I was on an immaculate block with perfectly landscaped multimillion-dollar houses and luxury cars parked everywhere.

I grew up in an affluent oceanfront town on Long Island that was right across the bridge from a rough part of Queens. A few months ago, I went back home to visit my parents, and my dad wanted to take the subway into Manhattan from that neighborhood. I realized I'd never even been there. It was only a couple of miles away from the house where I'd lived for years as a teenager!
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Old 02-15-2017, 10:35 AM
 
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Good. The questions you get asked on that stretch of road will stay with you for the rest of your life.
I was looking at it on Google Streetview thinking it's kind of a cool looking street, kind of urban with taller buildings than Ave Revolution. Then I started noticing the businesses...
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