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Old 10-25-2019, 06:33 AM
 
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Besides Detroit, that's just too easy. What are some other cities where the suburbanites avoid the core city due to fear?
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Old 10-25-2019, 07:27 AM
 
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Even Detroit is somewhat nuanced in this context. Suburbanites will avoid Detroit neighborhoods like the plague, but downtown and Midtown Detroit are pretty much filled with Suburbanites that come play. Over the last 20 years the people in Oakland County have rediscovered how "cool" downtown is. The streets in Detroit's core are full of people walking around who don't match the demography of Detroit's resident base.
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Old 10-25-2019, 07:57 AM
 
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Baltimore seems to have it's fair share... mostly fears of crime.
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Old 10-25-2019, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Baltimore, for sure. Some of it is justifiable, while some of it is wholly irrational.
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Old 10-25-2019, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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Rochester NY seems to have that stigma where many suburban residents are dead set that if they set foot in "the city" they will immediately be stabbed, raped, and murdered. Most are well-to-do white baby boomers/Gen X'ers who never venture out of their affluent suburbs.
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Old 10-25-2019, 08:59 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Parts of Memphis. For sure parts of North Memphis... Downtown, Midtown, and East Memphis are all pretty much fine as long as you are aware of the time/surroundings. For sure suburban folks fear parts of the city here lol.
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Old 10-25-2019, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Tampa - St. Louis
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St. Louis outside the Central Corridor and certain South City neighborhoods.
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Old 10-25-2019, 09:22 AM
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Location: Baltimore
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Hartford

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Old 10-25-2019, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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There's a bit of a stereotype here that Johnson County residents bubble themselves and have an impression that KC is super dangerous but the same could be said for all the affluent suburbs in the metro. Really, just stay out of the bad parts and have some common sense and you'll be fine in the city.
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Old 10-25-2019, 10:02 AM
 
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Rochester NY seems to have that stigma where many suburban residents are dead set that if they set foot in "the city" they will immediately be stabbed, raped, and murdered. Most are well-to-do white baby boomers/Gen X'ers who never venture out of their affluent suburbs.
You get similar sentiments in the Syracuse area too.
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