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Old 07-03-2010, 05:14 AM
Location: CT
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Originally Posted by Gnutella View Post
In Chicago it's not. Virtually every neighborhood north of I-290 is in good shape, while virtually every neighborhood south and east of I-55 is in bad shape. There seems to be a pretty strong dividing line across Chicago that separates the good neighborhoods from the bad.

As for New York, generally, the closer the neighborhoods are to Manhattan, the better, and the farther away they are from Manhattan, the worse.

In Philadelphia, the good neighborhoods are scattered all over the place, and so are the bad neighborhoods. This makes the bad neighborhoods harder to avoid than in New York and Chicago, and also makes the good neighborhoods seem like they're at risk even if they're not, because "OMG! Look at how trashy that nearby neighborhood is!"
Yup. I found a neat lil map illustrating that point, so I thought maybe others'd like to see.

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