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Old 12-05-2013, 04:57 PM
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Location: NYnavut
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I decided to look at some of Compton streets in Google View just to see what it's like, since my favorite rap song is about Compton. And I gotta say, it actually looks really nice. Given the notoriety, I pictured that there'd be projects and boarded up houses everywhere, but no, it actually looks like a very solid area. How in the world did it get such a reputation?
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Paradise
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Default Check it our after dark!

Check it our after dark! Things change then. Nowhere in CA will look like the rustbelt. Palmtrees make it seem a lot more inviting.
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:31 PM
 
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it's not nearly as bad as it used to be. But, Compton was never a city that looked menacing.
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Anaheim
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it's not nearly as bad as it used to be. But, Compton was never a city that looked menacing.
Yeah, just mostly neighborhoods 50 years old and older with small houses with some newer infill.

Before its rough reputation, Compton was "lily-white". Before that, it was a swamp/riparian forest area around the lower reaches of the Los Angeles River (include Carson in that as well).
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Anaheim
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I decided to look at some of Compton streets in Google View just to see what it's like, since my favorite rap song is about Compton. And I gotta say, it actually looks really nice. Given the notoriety, I pictured that there'd be projects and boarded up houses everywhere, but no, it actually looks like a very solid area. How in the world did it get such a reputation?
By the way, what streets did you view in Google View?
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Studio City, CA 91604
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Yeah, just mostly neighborhoods 50 years old and older with small houses with some newer infill.

Before its rough reputation, Compton was "lily-white". Before that, it was a swamp/riparian forest area around the lower reaches of the Los Angeles River (include Carson in that as well).
^ Yes!!!

It was a suburb between LA and Long Beach. It didn't get designated as "urban" until the 1960s or so.
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:25 PM
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By the way, what streets did you view in Google View?
Forgot the exact streets (did it completely randomly), but I viewed a street in the northwest (which looked meh, you could tell it's not the greatest area because of bars on windows), then a street in the extreme east of Compton (which looked extremely nice), then a street in Rancho Dominguez (which looked also very nice), and then a street on the very bottom of Compton (which was industrial).
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:43 PM
 
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I decided to look at some of Compton streets in Google View just to see what it's like, since my favorite rap song is about Compton. And I gotta say, it actually looks really nice. Given the notoriety, I pictured that there'd be projects and boarded up houses everywhere, but no, it actually looks like a very solid area. How in the world did it get such a reputation?
you should go see for yourself.

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and then a street on the very bottom of Compton (which was industrial).
you got that right. South part of compton around artesia and rancho dominguez is pretty industrial. It got quite a few trains in the area.
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:44 PM
 
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:47 PM
 
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Theres black folks in the 1939 photo right.
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