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Old 12-31-2012, 02:03 PM
 
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Crime rates are higher in the South than the North
Yep.

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Old 12-31-2012, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Richmond/Philadelphia/Brooklyn
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There are 2 types of southern cities.

1 the souless sprawls including Houston, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Jacksonville.

2 the quaint historic cities such as Charleston, Savannah, and New Orleans.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:51 PM
 
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the sprawl is just as bad if not worse in the western and midwestern states. so don't go there if you hate sprawl. its physically impossible to tell one city from the next because they are all xeroxed carbon copies of each other. you know like how you can't tell one McDonalds restaurant from another? same thing. nothing but fast-food and walmarts as far as the eye can see. its mindnumbing.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:33 PM
 
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I've visted the south and it seems like all of the major cities are nothing but sprawling cities. Lots of sbdivisions and bland look and feel.

Not a lot of character. Atalnta, Dallas, Houston all seem to mirror one another. IN addition Charlotte does have anything special about it neither.


Look at places like Philly, Dc Boston or NYC. Those cities are unique and have unique and noticable differences.


What's the apeal about the south?
What I have seen form the old cities i the conty is inner deacy with concentrated areas of welth. mnay have nearby areas where most other than the rich live ebcause of cost of nice areas withi the cities themselves.Inner city decay is a real problem known for some decades now and urban redevelopment hasn't solved it after spending billions. Mnay epopel living in a urban areas now never go to the inner city areas more thajust perhaps to work and live their lifes out side the inner city in more developed new areas.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:30 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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There are 2 types of southern cities.

1 the souless sprawls including Houston, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Jacksonville.

2 the quaint historic cities such as Charleston, Savannah, and New Orleans.
That's a pretty strong (and a stereotypical, inaccurate) word...
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Richmond/Philadelphia/Brooklyn
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I thought it wasnt strong enough^^
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:45 AM
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I thought it wasnt strong enough^^
Of course not..
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:20 AM
 
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Please, detail how people in the north are subject to lousy services, high crime rates, dirty streets & sidewalks, high prices for simple goods and lousy services.
The Q was "city" vs. "sprawl", which I take to mean suburb/exurb/rural.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:14 PM
 
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The slanging match is entertaining, but here's a question, genuinely a question. If, in Dallas or Houston, I didn't want to live in car-oriented suburban style neighborhood, but wanted to live in a place where I could walk to at least some of my everyday needs, how much opportunity would I have to live in such a neighborhood? I'd like this neighborhood not to have too high a crime rate, and I'm particularly interested in being able to walk to a supermarket and a frequent bus or train line.
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:35 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I lived in Minneapolis-St. Paul area for 21 years. Start up north of Forest Lake to the North, head south to Apple Valley and beyond, we're looking at 40-50 miles of north-south sprawl. East-West: Go from Lake Minnetonka and head east to where the eastern suburbs go beyond Hudson, WI, and you've got another 40-50 miles of sprawl!

The King of sprawl of the midwestern cities? Let's call it the Phoenix of the North!
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