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Old 07-24-2017, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Little Five Points in Atlanta.
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Old 07-24-2017, 07:10 AM
 
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Newport News Virginia has a mini Detroit feel to it
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Old 07-24-2017, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Baltimore - Richmond
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Richmond, VA

Shockoe/ Tobacco Row
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Manchester
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Jackson Ward
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Scotts Addition
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Churchill
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Carver
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Old 07-24-2017, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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If we are including Texas... Deep Ellum is the first that comes to mind for Dallas. Parts of downtown San Antonio as well.
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Old 07-25-2017, 04:59 AM
 
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Richmond, VA

Shockoe/ Tobacco Row
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https://www.google.com/maps/@37.5307...=en&authuser=0
https://www.google.com/maps/@37.5330...=en&authuser=0
https://www.google.com/maps/@37.5338...=en&authuser=0
https://www.google.com/maps/@37.5277...=en&authuser=0

Manchester
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https://www.google.com/maps/@37.5213...=en&authuser=0
https://www.google.com/maps/@37.5277...=en&authuser=0
https://www.google.com/maps/@37.5213...=en&authuser=0

Jackson Ward
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https://www.google.com/maps/@37.5503...=en&authuser=0
https://www.google.com/maps/@37.5471...=en&authuser=0
https://www.google.com/maps/@37.5510...=en&authuser=0

Scotts Addition
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https://www.google.com/maps/@37.5689...=en&authuser=0

Churchill
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https://www.google.com/maps/@37.5349...=en&authuser=0
https://www.google.com/maps/@37.5361...=en&authuser=0

Carver
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https://www.google.com/maps/@37.5557...=en&authuser=0
https://www.google.com/maps/@37.5522...=en&authuser=0

I think Richmond and New Orleans would be considered the Tier 1 cities for having urban/gritty neighborhoods in the south. I forgot to mention Eastend Newport News, VA would qualify for what the OP is looking for as well.
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Old 07-25-2017, 05:37 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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While some Northern cities having parts of town that have a "gritty" feel or even decay in parts, Southern cities are generally viewed as being newer and more generic or sterile. what are some parts of Southern cities that come to mind in terms of having more a "gritty" feel to them?
The Ninth Ward of New Orleans and certain parts of North Baton Rouge such as Scotlandville though the latter feels more like a suburban ghetto in the Ferguson kind of way. Also Memphis is a gritty city overall.
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Old 07-25-2017, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA, from Boston
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I agree with this. Norfolk tried its best to urban renew the grit away but luckily Ghent still retained some. I would even say that parts of downtown and granby have grit. Downtown Portsmouth as well.

For Richmond, I would say that Shockoe Bottom/ Shockoe Slip and Tobacco Row are nothing but grit. I would add Scotts addition, Manchester, Jackson Ward and Churchill as well.
I wouldn't really call any of those but Jackson Ward really "gritty" though. But Richmond is urban like a northern city, it's why so many northerners move here.
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Old 07-25-2017, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Baltimore - Richmond
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I wouldn't really call any of those but Jackson Ward really "gritty" though. But Richmond is urban like a northern city, it's why so many northerners move here.
I feel like shockoe is full of grit. The elevated train tracks, old factories turned lofts, cobblestone streets and gritty architecture of the buildings. Shockoe reminds me of parts of baltimore. I would even put shockoe ahead of jackson ward in grit. I believe that I would put scotts addition and manchester up there as well due to the industrial nature of the area. I think that that churchill may be pushing it because the gritty areas border on blight but I still think that it would be considered gritty especially when compared to other southern cities

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Old 07-25-2017, 10:44 AM
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Location: Miami
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Memphis is the first that comes to mind. New Orleans and Birmingham also have a gritty feel to them.
West Birmingham some decent amount of grit when compared to other cities, especially in the former Industrial Towns, but as someone else mentioned, feels a bit rundown. Revitalization plans seem to be sprouting up though...

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Old 07-25-2017, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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The Shockoe area of Richmond is rough and old looking and it has I-95 running right by it.
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