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Old 08-30-2017, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Some rust belt semi-abandoned cities are fascinating, they have a lot of potential if they will succesfully manage to renovate the old industrial infrastructures.

For example seen vua Google Maps Cleveland has a river that goes though it but people don't live there nor enjoy it, the place looks populated by abandoned factories and stuff like that, it's a shame.
The thing about the Rust Belt is that many of these cities were, at one time, quite prosperous. Appalachia is another matter. Much of Appalachia has always been poor, and lacks the developed infrastructure of the Rust Belt.
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Old 08-30-2017, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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The thing about the Rust Belt is that many of these cities were, at one time, quite prosperous. Appalachia is another matter. Much of Appalachia has always been poor, and lacks the developed infrastructure of the Rust Belt.
I would say southern and central Appalachia are in the category you just described. On the other hand, even northern WV has a long history in the rust belt as well (by which I mean roughly a third of the state, not just the panhandle).

I believe Appalachia and the rust belt overlap in the north.
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Old 08-30-2017, 12:10 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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The San Luis Valley of south central Colorado is one of the poorest areas in the country. Very similar to NM both culturally and economically.
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Old 08-30-2017, 01:04 PM
 
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The Kyocera Hydra Reach from BoostMobile - $29.99

Android 5.1, 1.1Ghz Quadcore processor, 4G, 5-inch screen. Not a powerhouse, but quite able for the cost of a dinner out. Oh, and it's waterproof so if it starts raining while you are panhandling at the interstate exit, you can keep posting to city-data!

OK, Boost's cheapest plan is $35/month but that gives you a respectable 3GB which is plenty unless you are trying to watch movies on your phone. There are definitely cheaper plans out there.




Oh... Well excuuuuuuuse me! I was just down here in my flyover hovel with a view of the dirt factory. Didn't know I was speaking to a real fancy D.C. man!

But seriously, these phones and plans cost the same whether you are in D.C., Beverley Hills, some gold encrusted apartment in Trump Tower, or even a trailer sticking out of the mud with flour sacks for rugs and a raccoon for a dog.

Lol I didn't mean to come across as condescending . I just mentioned my current living situation to ward off potential statements about living under a rock .


Anyways thanks for the information .
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Old 08-30-2017, 01:24 PM
 
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Speaking of the Rust Belt , which parts of it are the poorest ? I know Detroit has a reputation for being poverty stricken , however I'd be interested in hearing about the more underrated places .
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Old 08-30-2017, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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Speaking of the Rust Belt , which parts of it are the poorest ? I know Detroit has a reputation for being poverty stricken , however I'd be interested in hearing about the more underrated places .
Flint, MI and Youngstown, OH are some of the worst off cities. But most of the Rust Belt metro areas have at least modestly prosperous suburban areas where a large share of the population resides. Detroit is a perfect example where the surrounding metropolitan area has solid income levels despite the city's significant problems. The region isn't quite as economically deprived overall as the Mexican border counties of Texas, the lower Mississippi Delta, remote Indian reservation communities of the West, or central Appalachia.
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