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Old 07-30-2017, 10:39 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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SOUTH CENTRAL LA
OAKLAND
Compton, California
Montebello, East LA
Ontario, California
Barstow, California
Stockton, California

When I was in Oakland many many years ago it kinda reminded me of Baltimore as a ghetto city with a major port.
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Old 07-31-2017, 04:30 AM
 
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It would be good to provide some pictures to show the grit. Oakland is very gritty indeed and resembles rust belt cities:

https://www.google.nl/maps/@37.79760...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 07-31-2017, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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SOUTH CENTRAL LA
OAKLAND
Compton, California
Montebello, East LA
Ontario, California
Barstow, California
Stockton, California

When I was in Oakland many many years ago it kinda reminded me of Baltimore as a ghetto city with a major port.
Ontario has nice areas, and Montebello is mixed as well, it's SW Montebello that is not that nice, while NE Montebello is an alright area
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Old 08-01-2017, 07:38 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Probably not as bad as a lot of the places already mentioned here:

- East Palo Alto, CA
- Potrero Hill - San Francisco, CA
- San Leandro, CA
- El Monte, CA
- Santa Ana, CA
- Artesia, CA
- Hawaiian Gardens, CA
- Pico Rivera, CA
- La Puente, CA

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There are "pockets" of gritty areas in almost all cities/towns in Northern California/Bay Area.
Not in the South Bay except for parts of East Palo Alto, San Jose, and Santa Clara
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Old 08-01-2017, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Probably not as bad as a lot of the places already mentioned here:

- East Palo Alto, CA
- Potrero Hill - San Francisco, CA
- San Leandro, CA
- El Monte, CA
- Santa Ana, CA
- Artesia, CA
- Hawaiian Gardens, CA
- Pico Rivera, CA
- La Puente, CA



Not in the South Bay except for parts of East Palo Alto, San Jose, and Santa Clara
El Monte has gotten better, and I've heard that Potrero Hill has been gentrified
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Old 08-01-2017, 08:56 PM
 
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The east side of the city I live in, Yakima Washington , is extremely gritty, especially for a smaller town.
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Old 08-01-2017, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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Skid Row in Los Angeles takes the cake here. I think it'd be hard to find many places in the world grittier.

Not sure if it qualifies as urban, but Longview, Washington embodies industrial grit similar to an Appalachian coal town.

Again, perhaps not urban, but Globe, Arizona is certainly poor and depressing.

Parts of Vegas certainly ain't too pretty either.

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Old 08-01-2017, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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Parts of South Seattle are pretty industrial/gritty.
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Old 08-01-2017, 09:24 PM
 
Location: I is where I is
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Probably not as bad as a lot of the places already mentioned here:

- East Palo Alto, CA
- Potrero Hill - San Francisco, CA
- San Leandro, CA
- El Monte, CA
- Santa Ana, CA
- Artesia, CA
- Hawaiian Gardens, CA
- Pico Rivera, CA
- La Puente, CA



Not in the South Bay except for parts of East Palo Alto, San Jose, and Santa Clara
Cool story.

Pretty much every town/city around SF (including SF)does. Oakland,Union City, Hayward, Richmond, Fremont, Oakland, San Rafael, Antioch, Pittsburg, Concord, Vallejo, I can keep going if need be...
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Old 08-01-2017, 10:12 PM
 
Location: DFW
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El Monte has gotten better, and I've heard that Potrero Hill has been gentrified
I think Potrero Hill is one of the few neighborhoods that look pretty gritty on the surface but are actually somewhat upscale, due to recent gentrification. It's one of those places that can be kinda eerie to walk through at night, especially with an abundance of abandoned warehouses. The neighboring Mission district, while statistically less safe, feels much safer to walk through at night due to the higher foot traffic somewhat better lighting.
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