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Old 09-24-2017, 05:39 AM
 
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Atlanta.
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Old 09-24-2017, 10:21 AM
 
Location: SE Pennsylvania
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I would say Los Angeles, Miami, & Atlanta. Western & Southern cities have some nice looking ghettos atleast compared to the high density northeast ghettos and the crumbling midwest ghettos.
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Old 09-24-2017, 11:52 AM
 
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I’m really shocked people are saying Atlanta. Southern ghettos look especially run down, to me. Atlanta is no different. Twenty years ago, I would have said NYC, but most of the poor neighborhoods with good architecture have been gentrified.
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Old 09-24-2017, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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Like I said before, declining/ declined urban neighborhoods in Atlanta and throughout the South may have rundown/ blighted houses and buildings, but the green, tranquil canopy of old growth forest really does A LOT to soften and brighten the "urban decay" of it all making even the most desperate of locations look "BETTER". ;0)
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Old 09-24-2017, 02:30 PM
 
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Detroit has many former middle class areas which turned into hoods as the city declined. Aesthetically, the houses in those areas may still look nice but the areas are currently dangerous because of the high crime.
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Old 09-24-2017, 02:40 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gFHZR-wOJk

THis is the ghetto in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Doesn't look nearly as bad as the ghetto in Baltimore with the crumbling housing projects. Some of it could be mistaken for a small rural town in fact if you didn't know where it was. Most of the homes in this video are still single family homes vs the depressing high rise public housing blocks or the dilapidated row houses of Baltimore, Detroit, Chicago, Philadelphia and the Bronx/Harlem. New Orleans has more depressing, visually ugly ghettoes but a lot of the NOLA slums are still not QUITE as depressing looking as Baltimore's.
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Old 09-24-2017, 02:42 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Like I said before, declining/ declined urban neighborhoods in Atlanta and throughout the South may have rundown/ blighted houses and buildings, but the green, tranquil canopy of old growth forest really does A LOT to soften and brighten the "urban decay" of it all making even the most desperate of locations look "BETTER". ;0)
Same is definitely true of Baton Rouge's inner city, low income areas. Many have a run-down suburban feel, but nonetheless still a suburban feel vs the graffiti filled concrete jungle of Baltimore's or Philadelphia's slums.
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Old 09-24-2017, 02:43 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I also noticed the lack of a true ghetto in Colorado Springs. What people in that area call "ghetto" or the "worst part" or a "Sketchy" part of town looks quite nice compared to many other major cities in the nation.
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Old 09-24-2017, 05:16 PM
 
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Stamford, CT Boston MA
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Old 09-24-2017, 05:29 PM
 
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Washington DC
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