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Old 03-11-2007, 04:08 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska (moving to Ohio)
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I was wondering what cities have very few or no run down areas?

I think Denver and Colorado Springs, Colorado both are cities with virtually no run down areas at all. Basically, Globeville area of Denver which is considered the most run-down is mainly well maintained 600-800 square foot small homes from the 1940s. They do have some industrial areas but industrial areas are a source of jobs not all areas can be near huge parks and gold courses. Colorado Springs worst area Pikes Peak Park is actually a 1960s era that has homes that arent as well maintained as in other parts of the city (some could use a coat of paint)and a vacant storefront every couple blocks.

I have heard Seattle, Portland and San Francisco hardly have any run-down neighborhoods is this true?
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Old 03-11-2007, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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For a city Charlottes size (687,000), there are relatively few blighted areas. Most are tree-lined and very beautiful!
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Old 03-11-2007, 07:33 PM
 
Location: In exile, plotting my coup
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I think Seattle, Portland and San Diego all would fit the bill. They have some gritty and grungy parts but nothing like the blighted bombed-out sections you see of many other cities.

I also have to say that when I lived in Los Angeles, I was surprised but just how tidy many of the high-crime parts of the city seemed. South Central was full of tidy little bungalows with little yards that were all mowed, clean streets and sidewalks and such. The only indication (at least in daytime) of the area's seediness was the high proliferation of liquor stores and other businesses of that sort.
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