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Old 07-21-2010, 10:48 AM
 
Location: california
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Never fails..whatever board I read here, the "south side" of almost every city is the "bad" part of town, or the town people caution others on..
Is there a "south side" that is safe or isnt that bad? LOL
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Fort Wayne/Las Vegas/Summit-Argo
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Never fails..whatever board I read here, the "south side" of almost every city is the "bad" part of town, or the town people caution others on..
Is there a "south side" that is safe or isnt that bad? LOL
South Milwaukee would fit that bill,OP.
The "south side" of towns were usually the undeveloped or underdeveloped parts of town that minorities were forced to live in during segregation.

No jobs + rental housing + no prospects = Bad neighborhood
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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lol, I wouldn't say safe, but there are worse places here in Houston. Right now some of the southwest and some of the north is much worse than the south. But there are some areas of the south that are bad.

Also, in San Antonio the westside is also bad, but the south is bad too. So I guess we can't pick on the southside of town because there are gonna be other areas of town just as bad or worse.
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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The primary reason why many cities' South Sides are poorer sides of town is because most cities built their industry down river, which in a lot of cities is south of town as many rivers in this country flow towards the Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico southward. This was the old standard because you obviously don't want all of that crap in your drinking and bathing water, do you?

Many cities, such as Milwaukee and Minneapolis for example, have its poorest residents on other sides of town that have little to do with proximity to down river. In both those cities, the North Side of town is the "worst" part of town. Much of Minneapolis' industry is actually north of downtown, yet St. Paul's is down river (East) like many cities before it. Strange!
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:21 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Not really.
The south side of Newark is the Ironbound section which is probably the most thriving part of the city. The west side in general is the worst part of the city but the "SW" side is actually the nicer parts of the west side (Weequahic)- though it's still in the ghetto regardless.

North Minneapolis is the rougher part of the city (somebody already mentioned that)

Camden's north side is also the worst side (or at least it was) and East side. It's pretty much all bad all over Camden outside of its waterfront, but it's pretty obvious where more of the action is located. South Camden is old, rundown and industrious- not a lot going on.
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:29 AM
 
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The primary reason why many cities' South Sides are poorer sides of town is because most cities built their industry down river, which in a lot of cities is south of town as many rivers in this country flow towards the Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico southward. This was the old standard because you obviously don't want all of that crap in your drinking and bathing water, do you?

Many cities, such as Milwaukee and Minneapolis for example, have its poorest residents on other sides of town that have little to do with proximity to down river. In both those cities, the North Side of town is the "worst" part of town. Much of Minneapolis' industry is actually north of downtown, yet St. Paul's is down river (East) like many cities before it. Strange!
St. Louis is also a reverse in this concept. Though is there a rule involving the worst part of a metro also being an area across a river in another state?
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:29 AM
 
Location: The City
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South Philly is far Better than North Philly
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:31 AM
 
Location: The Lakes
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South Lexington is WAY better than North Lexington, KY
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The south sides of both Charlotte and Birmingham are the most upscale, prosperous areas of each metro.
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Bothell, Washington
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This is totally random- sure it's true for some cities but not true for equally as many. For example where I am from, in Lincoln, Nebraska- the south side of that city is the newest, fanciest, richest part of town.
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