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Old 07-25-2017, 02:33 PM
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Location: Miami
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The Shockoe area of Richmond is rough and old looking and it has I-95 running right by it.
lol that's basically grit
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Old 07-25-2017, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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lol that's basically grit
Yeah, honestly Shockoe Bottom is one of the best examples of southern grit I've seen, and was probably moreso before it gentrified. Some of those streetviews look functionally identical to parts of Pittsburgh.
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Old 07-25-2017, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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That was my point. The word gritty is more vague and more open to interpretation than the two words I used though.

I don't agree that a city is generic or sterile if it isn't gritty, referring back to the OP. I submit Greenville SC as an example.
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Old 07-25-2017, 07:15 PM
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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?
It's strictly a misconception.
Most southern cities have grit and decay like their northern counterparts with similar growth patterns to the suburbs. The only difference is that the south has seen more recent growh so there's more newer stuff to note. Otherwise, the rundown part of the cities often look as bad as any northern city. In addition, the south will have much more grit and decay in the rural areas and small towns wheras up north small towns are often clean and qauint, with tidy farmland. Of course, there are exceptions from both angles, but this is just what I've noticed over the years.
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Old 07-26-2017, 10:21 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Much of New Orleans has a gritty feel and look to it, even many of the gentrified neighborhoods. Just about any of the old, dense shotgun neighborhoods........

Marigny
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Bywater
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Irish Channel
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Bayou St. John
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Milan
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Tchoupitoulas Street
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The lack of trees and greenery, proliferation of power lines, and old wooden houses really help to give off that grittiness, really just adding some trees would drastically improve the streetscapes. These are all decently desirable neighborhoods too, not even getting into the more ghetto areas. Just about all of these areas are seeing a heavy dose of gentrification which will slowly lessen that gritty old-school working class vibe.
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Old 07-26-2017, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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I'd also add Castleberry Hill, West End, Sweet Auburn, Edgewood, Pittsburgh, etc. Atlanta is a bit grittier than most think.
Granted I only drove on the interstate and passed by what I assumed was downtown. I was struck by how gritty Atlanta looked. I expected more of a Nashville vibe (i.e. clean cut).
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Old 07-26-2017, 05:47 PM
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Granted I only drove on the interstate and passed by what I assumed was downtown. I was struck by how gritty Atlanta looked. I expected more of a Nashville vibe (i.e. clean cut).
Lol it is.

Venture into areas outside of DT, and it's not exactly "gritty" at all.
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Old 07-27-2017, 02:46 AM
 
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Lol it is.

Venture into areas outside of DT, and it's not exactly "gritty" at all.
All of the neighborhoods I mentioned are outside of DT proper and have a gritty vibe to them. There are a couple more I could mention as well.
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Cbus
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Lol it is.

Venture into areas outside of DT, and it's not exactly "gritty" at all.
I understand Buckhead and Midtown are pretty much the antithesis of "gritty" and that driving on the interstate through or by a city is not truly experiencing a city. That being said my initial impression of Atlanta, whether it's accurate or inaccurate, is that it's gritter than what I had imagined.
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Old 07-27-2017, 12:44 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Baltimore has tons of grit.

Federal Hill
Fells Point
Station North
Waverly
Highlandtown
Canton
Hampden
Middle East
Poppleton
Remington
Charles Village

All of at them least a little bit of grit to them.
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