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Old 04-22-2007, 07:45 PM
 
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Alanboy.......you're being too "generous" about PG Co. Maryland, I would say it's more like 3/4 than 1/2........I would also add Baltimore Maryland.......it's BADDDDDDD
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Charlotte/Mebane, NC and Suitland, MD
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Alanboy.......you're being too "generous" about PG Co. Maryland, I would say it's more like 3/4 than 1/2........I would also add Baltimore Maryland.......it's BADDDDDDD
i thought so. i had to give PG a lil credit. it is cheap compared to the rest of the DC area. but u get what you paid for.
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:16 PM
 
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You missed a huge one - Detroit. The problems that are in that city don't get much worse. Some of the northern suburbs of Detroit are great, but the city itself (with the exception of downtown) is a mess.
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Old 04-23-2007, 06:17 PM
 
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Rebuilder, you're being too sympathetic to P.G. Co. as well. It's rather 95% of it that is a P.O.S. The only parts of P.G. that aren't bad are those that have no one living in them! Hell, NE & SE D.C. are at least trying to revive some of their neighborhoods.
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Old 04-23-2007, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland area
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What cities would just seem to be very troubled and have alot of social problems going on with (high rates of violent crime, high-levels of deep poverty and just overall alot of problems.


-Indianapolis, Indiana: That city is just a mess. Very high violent crime rate, lots of poverty and social problems. It could be a nice place because its very, very cheap and has close proximity to Chicago and neat college-town downtowns (West Lafayette and Bloomington) are close. But overall Indianapolis is a city with a very, very high amount of problems overall. Also, it appears that the city of Indianapolis has many, many neighborhoods which have been going down-hill for decades.

I love how they are so obcessed with trying to have a big city type downtown (Its actually a very boring albeit clean downtown as a whole) that they just let pretty much the rest of the city go to down-hill big time!
I agree. Downtown is pretty boring, with the exception of the mall. But, it's my hometown, so I have to say a few things about the city.

Crime IS rising, but it isn't as bad as Detroit, Philly, etc.
Philadelphia had over 100 murders since January 2007, while Indianapolis had around 32 (I think, I'm not sure of the exact number). And Philly is about twice Indy's size, so if crime was REALLY bad, Indy would have 50+ murders.
The poverty rate for Indianapolis is about 15.1% Now compare that to Detroit or Cleveland. Both cities have poverty rates of over 25%.

The city DOES have problems (lack of a good public transportation system, bad communication with the mayor and police department, etc.) but people living in the city can change that. If the Mayor isn't doing a good job keeping the city safe, go out and vote. Get a new sheriff. Elect someone that actually cares about the city. Neighborhoods should be gentrified, especially ones close to downtown. That way the urban life of the city won't die, and wealthy people who moved to the suburbs won't have to drive 30+ miles to get to work everyday. I think the houses along Meridian Street going into downtown are nice, but it seems more suburban than urban.

Despite everything said, Indy remains the fastest growing metro area in the Midwest. 9% growth from 2000-2006. However, the city itself only grew by 3,000 people. I hope the people in charge learn to do their jobs. I like visiting Indy, but I don't want my hometown to end up like Detroit.
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Old 04-24-2007, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Wi for the summer--Vegas in the winter
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You missed a huge one - Detroit. The problems that are in that city don't get much worse. Some of the northern suburbs of Detroit are great, but the city itself (with the exception of downtown) is a mess.
YES--How was DETROIT missed?? Been there-done it--the majority of the place is a disaster. And Pueblo Colorado was mentioned-been there too. Truly is a "Shabby" place.
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Old 04-24-2007, 08:55 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Default Camden

Since Camden is now the "Most Dangerous" city in America, gotta nominate it. There is nothing redeeming about this place - well, maybe the aquarium. Other places mentioned (Indy for instance) are not nearly as bad. I would walk around most areas of Indy, not Camden.
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Old 04-24-2007, 11:34 AM
 
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1) Killadelphia
2) Detroit
3)Camden
4)Cincinatti
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Old 04-24-2007, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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St. Louis
Detroit
NYC
Rochester, NY
Buffalo, NY
Camden, NJ
Jacksonville, FL
Baltimore
Atlanta
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Old 04-24-2007, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Florida and the Rockies
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Kansas City is fine, just stay west of Troost. And that is not a new development. At least since the 1960s, the advice has been to stay west of Troost Avenue for the safe neighborhoods in K.C.

Brookside, Country Club, Sunset Hill and the Plaza (basically from 43d Street south 'til 75th Street) are all quite pleasant, even luxurious.

And the downtown is improving, between the river and Crown Center/ Penn Valley, so from 1st Street until 31st Street).

Midtown and Westport have petty crime, and again Waldo and points south have petty crime, but you aren't going to get mugged west of Troost.
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