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Old 07-15-2008, 12:24 AM
 
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Many American cities are beginning to have issues with rapidly deteriorating inner ring suburbs (primarily built from 1945 until 1980). I know that here in my city, because the population continues to decentralize some of the inner-city problems have spread to the older suburbs.

What is the state of these areas in your city?
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Old 07-15-2008, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Galewood
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Chicago's south suburbs suffers some of the same inner city problems
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Old 07-15-2008, 12:36 AM
 
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Chicago's south suburbs suffers some of the same inner city problems
Are you familiar at all with the Dixie Square Mall? It embodies much of the problems that today's inner ring suburbs are going through.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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indianapolis,Indiana's suburbs have very low crime rates, great schools, traffic-depends on where your coming from and where you are going-usually light to moderate, excellent Greenway system, and very stong emphasis on values,


on a scale of 1-10 (1=lowest-10=highest) Indy suburbs get a 8 they are great but there are some areas they can improve on.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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indianapolis,Indiana's suburbs have very low crime rates, great schools, traffic-depends on where your coming from and where you are going-usually light to moderate, excellent Greenway system, and very stong emphasis on values,


on a scale of 1-10 (1=lowest-10=highest) Indy suburbs get a 8 they are great but there are some areas they can improve on.
This is a thread about inner-ring suburbs, not a Hamilton County self-love fest.

Parts of Lawrence are starting to have to deal with some of the so-called "inner city" problems, as are former "suburbs" such as parts of Pike Township and Wayne Township. These are all still, for the most part, good areas. Indy does not really have any issues with dead inner ring suburbs yet like places such as Chicago and Detroit do.
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Old 07-15-2008, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Parts of Lawrence are starting to have to deal with some of the so-called "inner city" problems, as are former "suburbs" such as parts of Pike Township and Wayne Township. These are all still, for the most part, good areas. Indy does not really have any issues with dead inner ring suburbs yet like places such as Chicago and Detroit do.
I know that the inner ring suburbs on the north/northwest parts of Chicago are doing well. I would know living in one. I don't see much happening to the west side either.
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Old 07-15-2008, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I know that the inner ring suburbs on the north/northwest parts of Chicago are doing well. I would know living in one. I don't see much happening to the west side either.
I was refering to the earlier post in this thread about south side suburbs. Just like not all inner ring burbs of Detroit are bad, but Inkster and River Rouge are not great. Nothing in Indianapolis even comes close to a dead inner ring suburb, and do not need any mention in this thread to begin with.
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:26 AM
 
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In Detroit there is quite a variety with regards to inner-ring suburbs. Many inner-ring suburbs have distinct ethnic and socioeconomic distinctness. Suburbs immediately north of Detroit along the Woodward corridor are doing very well (e.g. Ferndale, Royal Oak, Pleasant Ridge). Metro Detroit's Gay and Lesbian community is heavily concentrated in this area, and home prices and gentrification have increased greatly throughout the past decade. To the west of the aforementioned communities lies Oak Park, which in the south is largely African-American and in the north is the center of the metro areas Jewish Orthodox community. Just west of Oak Park is Southfield. This community is host to several different communities, including; Armenian-Americans, African-Americans, and a sizable Jewish community (largely Conservative and Reform). Southfield is home to a large middle and upper-middle class African-American community. To the south and southwest of Southfield are the communities of Redford and Livonia. These communities are largely white working and middle-class communities (Detroit's version of the "Bungalow Belt"). On Detroit's southwest side are Dearborn and Dearborn Heights. This area has diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Dearborn in particular has a heavy concentration of Arab-Americans (over 1/3 of the cities approx 100,000 residents claim Arab-American ancestry). Dearborn is also home to North America's largest Mosque. South of Detroit is known locally as "downriver". This area is largely white and Latino and represents all socio-economic levels. In recent years "downriver" as seen a great increase in the number of Albanian-Americans. The "eastside" (Grosse Pointe and Macomb county) is a patchwork of many different groups. The Grosse Pointes are noted for a rather WASP like feel. Warren (Detroit's largest suburb) is a mix of Polish-Americans and more recently Arab-American residents.
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:39 AM
 
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Atlanta's inner ring burbs caught on again about 5-10 years ago...areas like East Point, Doraville, Chamblee, College Park, Hapeville, Smyrna, etc. that were in decline through much of the 80s-90s offered low priced real estate 5-10-15 minutes from Downtown Atlanta. Most of these areas are doing well now or are at least on the upswing.

Some inner ring Atlanta burbs never really declined, such as Decatur, Vinings, Sandy Springs, Stone Mountain, Tucker, etc.
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Old 01-23-2009, 02:06 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Atlanta's inner ring burbs caught on again about 5-10 years ago...areas like East Point, Doraville, Chamblee, College Park, Hapeville, Smyrna, etc. that were in decline through much of the 80s-90s offered low priced real estate 5-10-15 minutes from Downtown Atlanta. Most of these areas are doing well now or are at least on the upswing.

Some inner ring Atlanta burbs never really declined, such as Decatur, Vinings, Sandy Springs, Stone Mountain, Tucker, etc.
Spot on Deacon with the exception of Stone Mountain/Memorial Drive area. However, I would say that Clayton County and areas of DeKalb south of Decatur proper are in current decline. I see parts of Gwinnett not looking so good either and wonder if Henry will start to decline.

Still a big north/south divide in Atlanta as opposed to inner ring/outer ring. Gwinnett seems to be the exception. The Gwinnett Place area, so hot in the 80s and 90s seems to have taken a nose dive since Mall of Georgia opened further out.
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