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Old 10-21-2019, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Madison, NJ
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New Jersey and Connecticut have a lot of these.
Yup, a huge amount in NJ. We have nearly 600 individual municipalities, over a hundred more than California, and inevitably there are plenty of "nice" towns that border "hood" towns which are lesser in numbers. Street to street comparisons can be glaring especially in industrial towns like Paterson that border nicer suburbs. There are also plenty of "hood" towns with wealthier sections abutting poorer ones. Sleepy Hollow and Netherwood section of Plainfield, East/West of Main St in Asbury Park, East/West of McCarter Highway in Newark, etc.
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:18 AM
 
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There are so many hood burbs, though.
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Old 10-21-2019, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Chiraq, Crook County
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Oak Park changing to Austin (west side 'hood in Chicago) is pretty crazy of a shift, especially in terms of crime rate. One is an upper-middle class neighborhood that's pretty safe, the other is arguably the most dangerous neighborhood in Chicago. All divided by a single street (Austin Blvd)

There also a few of these around the Beverly neighborhood on the south side of Chicago
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:33 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Moncrief rd here in Jacksonville is an example of that. It goes from a low income Black area to a more rural white community once you get north of the ribunat river.
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Old 10-21-2019, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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For sure driving out Detroit's east side and hitting Grosse Pointe is crazy.

I've spent some time with family in Grosse Pointe Park just a couple blocks from the Detroit line. It's like night and day. You can have your kids play in the street within a few minutes of no-man's land.



They turned most of the side streets into dead ends, only the bigger streets are still through traffic and the cops got their eyes big time on those. At least that's how it was back then. Not sure if that line is more porous these days as the cops themselves have a lot more eyes on them now.
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Old 10-22-2019, 01:10 AM
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Location: Chi > DC > Reno > SEA
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Crossing the bridge over the Potomac River from Oxon Hill/Forest Heights into Alexandria.

Crossing the Anacostia is a more obvious example, but the stuff on the northwest side is more gentrified-urban than quiet-suburban.
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Old 10-22-2019, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Newark, CA
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In the San Francisco Bay Area, we have quite a few areas like this but these ones immediately come to mind:


East Palo Alto-


https://goo.gl/maps/Q8o9pBiwgyAoPRMH9


...and separated by the freeway and a creek is Palo Alto (separate city and county)


https://goo.gl/maps/gbb92D1wDp4is9Ng8



Nearby up the peninsula in an unincorporated area of San Mateo county-


https://goo.gl/maps/HCnHaW1dm23MYuuU9


...and a 5 minute walk away is Atherton which is one of the most posh towns in the entire state


https://goo.gl/maps/FDk5JxYGWnH8Jqha6
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Old 10-22-2019, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Greater Boston (Formerly Orlando and New York)
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Boston really doesnt have anything "Hood" on the scale of cities like Chicago, Detroit, NYC or DC .. so I get a lot of crap from people when I say Mattapan to Milton is such a drastic change.

North Andover to Lowell is another one.
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Old 10-22-2019, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Frederick, MD / Baltimore, MD
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Oak Park changing to Austin (west side 'hood in Chicago) is pretty crazy of a shift, especially in terms of crime rate. One is an upper-middle class neighborhood that's pretty safe, the other is arguably the most dangerous neighborhood in Chicago. All divided by a single street (Austin Blvd)

There also a few of these around the Beverly neighborhood on the south side of Chicago
You beat me to it - but there’s a nice article I found that talks about its roots in segregation: https://katiekather.atavist.com/story/6737
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Old 10-22-2019, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I mentioned the Detroit experience in this post. Grossed me the hell out.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/50091050-post350.html
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