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Old 03-11-2013, 06:52 AM
 
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Cancer spreads.

The 'burbs in Detroit actually used to be nice (Gross Point). The "irresponsible citizens" to which Greg refers can, and do, also eventually migrate to the suburbs.

Want more cities like Detroit? Elect liberal governments who tend to create such "paradises".
Except the cancer in Detroit was due to unemployment and drugs. Unemployment came first, and then drugs ruined the situation beyond repair.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Florida
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The areas mentioned in the article are in the same area as Marietta and Alpharetta etc other white suburbs, which have been separate cities for decades. This is nothing unusual. As a matter of fact if you look at south florida, where I live, it is nothing but a maze of small independent cities, and the city of Miami is actually very small by itself. Whoever jumps into concluding that this somehow means such places are becoming new Detroits with all the problems is Detroit, is just making an ignorant statement.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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The areas mentioned in the article are in the same area as Marietta and Alpharetta etc other white suburbs, which have been separate cities for decades. This is nothing unusual. As a matter of fact if you look at south florida, where I live, it is nothing but a maze of small independent cities, and the city of Miami is actually very small by itself. Whoever jumps into concluding that this somehow means such places are becoming new Detroits with all the problems is Detroit, is just making an ignorant statement.
I was thinking the same thing, I don't like Atlanta, but this doesn't mean the city is dying.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:09 AM
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The areas mentioned in the article are in the same area as Marietta and Alpharetta etc other white suburbs, which have been separate cities for decades. This is nothing unusual. As a matter of fact if you look at south florida, where I live, it is nothing but a maze of small independent cities, and the city of Miami is actually very small by itself. Whoever jumps into concluding that this somehow means such places are becoming new Detroits with all the problems is Detroit, is just making an ignorant statement.

Oh really? So Miami is just fine?

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Old 03-11-2013, 07:11 AM
 
Location: texas
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Cancer spreads.

The 'burbs in Detroit actually used to be nice (Gross Point). The "irresponsible citizens" to which Greg refers can, and do, also eventually migrate to the suburbs.

Want more cities like Detroit? Elect liberal governments who tend to create such "paradises".
People want new homes to live in, modern conviences, easier access to shopping, and newer schools. Do you live in the same house or neighborhood as your parents, or their parents? My grandparent's home is a dump. My grandmother was born in that house 100+ years ago. The people left to live in hoes like that are those that can afford a new home.

This not news to anyone; this is happening in towns, large and small, all across this nation.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:15 AM
 
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While certain ghetto neighborhoods are not a particularly good places to live in, much of Miami is decent for living.

Education is terrible though, for the most part.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:17 AM
 
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People want new homes to live in, modern conviences, easier access to shopping, and newer schools. Do you live in the same house or neighborhood as your parents, or their parents? My grandparent's home is a dump. My grandmother was born in that house 100+ years ago. The people left to live in hoes like that are those that can afford a new home.

This not news to anyone; this is happening in towns, large and small, all across this nation.
Meanwhile, my aunt and uncle remodeled and expanded a historic New England home into an efficient and modern one, while maintaining it's historic style. It cost less for them to remodel than it was to buy a new house.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:22 AM
 
Location: texas
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Meanwhile, my aunt and uncle remodeled and expanded a historic New England home into an efficient and modern one, while maintaining it's historic style. It cost less for them to remodel than it was to buy a new house.
Most neighborhoods seeing a decline or wealth drain are not Historic, the're just old.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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The suburbs of Atlanta have continued the trend of breaking off into incorporated cities, mostly white, affluent, and well run. Atlanta continues to suffer from corruption and ineptitude, which is leading to the decline of the city.

Suburbs secede from Atlanta

A lawsuit has been filed, supported by a state legislator, attempting to prevent further "secession" of the suburbs from Atlanta, noting that the black electorate of Atlanta proper have often, "not elected the most clever or best" politicians (i.e. selecting only black leaders), thus the demise of the city.

Atlanta, like Detroit, is liberalism in action. Liberal city politics soon turns thriving communities into slums akin to those seen in Somalia.
So, that's why the houses are so dirt cheap there. I watch HGTV and cannot believe how cheap mansions are in Atlanta and surrounding suburbs. Houses are affordable in Tennessee, too, but not such huge ones that are so dirt cheap in Atlanta.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:25 AM
 
Location: 9851 Meadowglen Lane, Apt 42, Houston Texas
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When I lived in Atlanta not too long ago (2012) it was hip, thriving, and upscale. I saw no evidence of decay that the article was talking about. Even the bad parts of Atlanta look relatively nice. When I first moved to Atlanta, I actually moved to Sandy Springs, one of the suburbs mentioned in the article. I would later move to Atlanta proper.

Sandy Springs is not in any shape or form nicer than Atlanta. It's booming, partly because it has more land to boom into, but that's about it.
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