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Old 09-13-2013, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Fox Chase, Philadelphia
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I was just curious if there are any neighborhoods getting worse ( more crime, drugs, poverty) in Philly and surrounding area. It seems that there are a lot of neighborhoods that are improving, but are there any getting worse?
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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It would seem that the gentrification happening in university city is displacing people into upper darby.
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:57 PM
 
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Pockets of the Northeast.
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Old 09-14-2013, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Some people say the Northeast below Cottman is declining. This seems to be largely a self-fulfilling prophecy that could be arrested in its tracks if people would just stay put and stop panicking.
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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People being pushed out by gentrification have to go somewhere.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Some people say the Northeast below Cottman is declining. This seems to be largely a self-fulfilling prophecy that could be arrested in its tracks if people would just stay put and stop panicking.
It is. Wissinoming, Mayfair, Tacony, Oxford Circle, Summerdale and Lawncrest are all in decline because of the type of people moving in.
You tell people to "stay put," but how do you expect decent people (the ones who can afford to flee, anyway) to stay put who have a pack of wild lowlives living next door to them or on their block? Not to mention there are always going to be houses for sale due to people dying, getting divorced, job transfer, job loss, etc. Plus, sometimes people move because they need/want more space or simply want out of an urban environment.
I agree that sometimes people do unnecessarily "panic," but there are always going to be people who don't panic and they wind up getting stuck in half-a-ghetto.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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People being pushed out by gentrification have to go somewhere.
And they're going to NE and SW Philly ... joy joy for those neighborhoods.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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It would seem that the gentrification happening in university city is displacing people into upper darby.
Bensalem, too.
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:59 AM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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I have been frequenting the Northeast for about 10 years and don't see any sign of decline. Quality of life is hard to see, you have to experience it 1st hand. Some people complain about Mayfair.
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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It started going down about 15 years ago. More trash, more graffiti, more crime, more rundown houses, plenty of Section 8 housing, kids getting jumped ...
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