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Old 07-27-2017, 04:15 PM
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Location: Miami
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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.
If we're talking about Gritty neighborhoods to Southern standards, then I can see it. Still though most of those areas have too much greenery and not enough wear.
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Old 07-27-2017, 05:04 PM
 
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If we're talking about Gritty neighborhoods to Southern standards, then I can see it. Still though most of those areas have too much greenery and not enough wear.
That's not true of Castleberry Hill, Sweet Auburn, and Edgewood at the least. That would apply to most of the streetcar suburban neighborhoods, of which these are not.
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Old 07-30-2017, 02:16 AM
 
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Little Five Points in Atlanta.
Between the late 1980''s and the early 2000' s Little Five Points in Atlanta was a place where Neo Nazi Skinheads would hangout and hurl insults and carry out violent assaults on black people, gay people, and white people who they saw as racially tolerant. If that's a gritty neighborhood, it has to be the most anomalous one in the South.
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Old 07-30-2017, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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Between the late 1980''s and the early 2000' s Little Five Points in Atlanta was a place where Neo Nazi Skinheads would hangout and hurl insults and carry out violent assaults on black people, gay people, and white people who they saw as racially tolerant. If that's a gritty neighborhood, it has to be the most anomalous one in the South.
I too do not agree with some of the Atlanta hoods being characterized as gritty; Little Five being one of them. I guess it has a slight grit, but "gritty" is not the first (or second) word that comes to mind when I play word association with Little Five Points...
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Old 07-30-2017, 12:26 PM
 
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Old 07-30-2017, 12:32 PM
 
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Interesting thread... I'd say that speaking as someone from outside of the U.S., "gritty" urban neighbourhoods only seem to exist in large cities in the northeastern U.S., at least judging by the detective shows I've seen.

I've heard of the 9th Ward in New Orleans, but that's about it. Surely large cities like Baltimore, Atlanta, Miami, etc. have areas that would lend themselves to a gritty "film noir"?
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Old 07-31-2017, 08:53 AM
 
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I too do not agree with some of the Atlanta hoods being characterized as gritty; Little Five being one of them. I guess it has a slight grit, but "gritty" is not the first (or second) word that comes to mind when I play word association with Little Five Points...
I agree and this is why I did not list L5P.
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Old 07-31-2017, 11:13 AM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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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?
Macon, GA. is Gritt City, especially on the Cities Southside. Along Houston Ave., Broadway on the back side going over to 7th St. by all the, Rail Yards, Old industrial areas were back in the day. Old iron mills, plants, etc. as well as rundown Dilapidated homes in the area if they haven't been torn down. Downtown Macon is in a Mist of New Loft development so areas close by are changing for the better.
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Old 08-01-2017, 08:28 PM
 
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Charleston, WV, on the margins of the South, can have a grittyness reminiscent of it's more northern Rust Belt neighbors:

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Old 08-01-2017, 11:46 PM
 
Location: DFW
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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?
Odessa, TX
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