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Will Upper Darby ever be nice again?

Posted 09-11-2022 at 07:11 PM by Tory McKenna

Originally Posted by itsamadworld View Post
You're wrong.

I don't know if there are any homeless encampments in Upper Darby or in Delco for that matter but I do know that everywhere close to the city limits is becoming completely unaffordable for regular people ever since the pandemic. I'm also not sure whether or not you know this but Upper Darby has no affordable housing or public housing. People will be priced out in the very near future, and the people running Upper Darby have made it very clear through their actions that they want to attract hipsters. This is probably because the most powerful members of Upper Darby's government are basically hipsters themselves.

They view Upper Darby as an entire municipality they can influence and control and run as their little experiment in a way they can't do with Philadelphia. There are few if any other places that close to the city that offer the same opportunity on such a grand scale.

I'd say it's only a matter of time until Upper Darby becomes a place that houses only the wealthy and the poor. In fact, that's probably the way a large part of Delaware County will be by 2030.

I see you've never passed through the 69th Street Terminal, or perhaps you rarely go there. I was there almost every day during my commute to work during the pandemic. The day I almost stepped in a pile of human excrement was the day I started taking Uber more often. Homeless people were camping out all over that place; you obviously were never there to see that for yourself.

I can certainly see UD as a place housing the poor, but the wealthy? That's a stretch unless it gentrifies, which probably isn't going to happen in our lifetime, if at all.
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