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Old 08-02-2017, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Lol it is.

Venture into areas outside of DT, and it's not exactly "gritty" at all.
You aren't qualified to speak on Atlanta's neighborhoods, as you have proven many times.

You can't see past the growth and the 'glass towers' at all, and dismiss all of our urban bones - grit included.
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Old 08-02-2017, 12:58 AM
 
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I simply can't see a bunch of detached single family homes as "gritty" even if they're run down looking
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Old 08-02-2017, 07:19 AM
 
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I simply can't see a bunch of detached single family homes as "gritty" even if they're run down looking
Why not?
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Old 08-02-2017, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I simply can't see a bunch of detached single family homes as "gritty" even if they're run down looking
1821 St Philip St

https://goo.gl/maps/qRpQv37VkG62

2001 Dauphine St

https://goo.gl/maps/bFKGLFKdSR32

Do you find these to be gritty?
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Old 08-02-2017, 08:06 AM
 
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I simply can't see a bunch of detached single family homes as "gritty" even if they're run down looking
I agree, the grit comes from old, rusted bridges, railroad tracks and their immediate surroundings, old factories or other commercial buildings preferably in the British/rust-belt red brick style, row homes, or old skyscrapers like in Detroit but run down detached homes are not gritty. Generally the old rust-belt building style is gritty.

It is surprising how much grit the South actually has and how many streets look like they might just as well be located somewhere in the rust-belt:

Dallas

https://www.google.nl/maps/@32.77701...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.nl/maps/@32.77032...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 08-02-2017, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I agree, the grit comes from old, rusted bridges, railroad tracks and their immediate surroundings, old factories or other commercial buildings preferably in the British/rust-belt red brick style, row homes, or old skyscrapers like in Detroit but run down detached homes are not gritty. Generally the old rust-belt building style is gritty.

It is surprising how much grit the South actually has and how many streets look like they might just as well be located somewhere in the rust-belt:

Dallas

https://www.google.nl/maps/@32.77701...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.nl/maps/@32.77032...7i13312!8i6656
Neither of those look gritty. They look like remarkably clean streets and buildings.
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Old 08-02-2017, 08:52 AM
 
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Neither of those look gritty. They look like remarkably clean streets and buildings.
Lol

Atlanta

https://www.google.nl/maps/place/Bankhead,+Atlanta,+Georgia,+Verenigde+Staten/@33.7687705,-84.4252777,3a,75y,290.04h,98.07t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1si_dKzF4UyaLhIHKMt4JyuA!2e0!7i1 3312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x88f504a2d2b1e039:0xf4e8159 2ebab7de6!8m2!3d33.7717269!4d-84.4192362

https://www.google.nl/maps/place/Blu...5!4d-84.410566
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Old 08-02-2017, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Both coasts
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I've seen some bad parts of New Orleans, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta and wouldn't consider them "gritty" like you see in the Midwest or NE ghettos.

More like deserted, run down. Trash strewn about, greenery gone haywire. You do know you are in a bad area but doesn't have the "historically gritty ghetto" you see in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago.

Third Ward, Houston:

https://www.google.ca/maps/@29.73510...7i13312!8i6656


https://www.google.ca/maps/@29.73245...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.ca/maps/@29.73192...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 08-02-2017, 02:18 PM
 
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I've seen some bad parts of New Orleans, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta and wouldn't consider them "gritty" like you see in the Midwest or NE ghettos.

More like deserted, run down. Trash strewn about, greenery gone haywire. You do know you are in a bad area but doesn't have the "historically gritty ghetto" you see in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago.

Third Ward, Houston:

https://www.google.ca/maps/@29.73510...7i13312!8i6656
Wow, Houston you have a problem.

Baton Rouge:

https://www.google.nl/maps/@30.43916...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.nl/maps/@30.42354...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 08-02-2017, 05:42 PM
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Location: Miami
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I agree, the grit comes from old, rusted bridges, railroad tracks and their immediate surroundings, old factories or other commercial buildings preferably in the British/rust-belt red brick style, row homes, or old skyscrapers like in Detroit but run down detached homes are not gritty. Generally the old rust-belt building style is gritty.
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I've seen some bad parts of New Orleans, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta and wouldn't consider them "gritty" like you see in the Midwest or NE ghettos.

More like deserted, run down. Trash strewn about, greenery gone haywire. You do know you are in a bad area but doesn't have the "historically gritty ghetto" you see in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago.
Exactly; most of the examples being thrown about for Atlanta aren't necessarily gritty, outside of one distinct area.

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.5510...7i13312!8i6656
https://www.google.com/maps/@33.5058...7i13312!8i6656
https://www.google.com/maps/@33.5393...7i13312!8i6656
https://www.google.com/maps/@33.5078...7i13312!8i6656
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