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Old 07-27-2017, 01:42 PM
 
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Just like the one for urban Southern neighborhoods, what would be similar examples of urban Western neighborhoods that would be viewed as being "gritty"?
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Old 07-27-2017, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Drug use, abandoned houses, housing projects, empty lots, grafiittied arroyos, traffic diverters, and high crime rate.

Case in point: Albuquerque's International District. AKA the "War Zone"
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Old 07-27-2017, 03:13 PM
 
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San Francisco neighborhoods like Haight-Asbury, Mission District, Tenderloin and The Castro have retained a gritty feel.
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Old 07-27-2017, 03:27 PM
 
Location: I is where I is
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Drug use, abandoned houses, housing projects, empty lots, grafiittied arroyos, traffic diverters, and high crime rate.

Case in point: Albuquerque's International District. AKA the "War Zone"
There are "pockets" of gritty areas in almost all cities/towns in Northern California/Bay Area.
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Old 07-27-2017, 06:38 PM
 
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West Coast cities tend to have heavy demand for space particularly close-in, which tends to push the grittiness to the older suburbs (and sometimes newer ones) in the unfavored quarter(s).

We also have the post-extraction-industry towns and exurbs, where our sawmills etc. are much like old car parts plants in the Midwest and textile mills in the South.
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Old 07-27-2017, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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The Tenderloin.. ain't nothing tender about that mother******!
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Old 07-27-2017, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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The Tenderloin.. ain't nothing tender about that mother******!
Skid Row/Sixth Street will probably always have that feel too.

West Oakland around San Pablo/Market Street intersection
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Old 07-28-2017, 02:45 AM
 
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Tenderloin in SF is easily #1 - very urban and very gritty.

In Seattle, the International District and parts of Pioneer Square are definitely gritty. Tacoma has a couple of pretty gritty inner-core neighborhoods as well.
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Old 07-28-2017, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Maryvale in Phoenix, especially the eastern half, closer to downtown Phoenix
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Old 07-28-2017, 08:56 AM
 
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The Tenderloin.. ain't nothing tender about that mother******!
It's such a nasty & depressing area. Stinks 24/7 too
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