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View Poll Results: Is the inner city worse than the suburbs?
Yes, I associate "inner city" with negative image, which is seen as worse than "suburbs". 18 24.00%
Somewhat negative image of "inner city" compared to suburbs but not especially so. 13 17.33%
No, there is no difference, or no large positive/negative difference in image between "inner city" and "suburbs" to me. 13 17.33%
No, in fact I associate the "inner city" as actually having a positive image, more than the "suburbs". 31 41.33%
Voters: 75. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-05-2014, 03:53 AM
Location: London, UK
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Generally the inner city is stereotyped to be more poor etc but that's not the case anymore due to gentrification...
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:39 AM
Location: Hong Kong / Vienna
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Well, Vienna is ridiculously safe as a whole, but here is my map anyway (notice my superior MS Paint skills):

Districts 1 and 6-9 are as urban as it gets. Expensive.
Districts 13 and 23 are the suburbs for rich people. Already pretty rural.
Districts 18 and 19 is wine country. Semi-urban with vineyards.

Districts 10, 15 and 20 are usually considered to be the "worst" districts. Lived in the 20th, nothing happened. Perfectly safe to wander around at night.

The rest is pretty much a mixed bag.
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:47 AM
Location: Paris, Île-de-France, France
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"Somewhat negative image of "inner city" compared to suburbs but not especially so."
I've been always believed suburbs are tend to be safer and offerable real estate, but not always implied you have to choose the right town.
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Old 08-05-2014, 05:33 AM
Location: Finland
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Good idea, VU! I made a similar for Helsinki:

The areas coloured green are the most lucrative areas, so mostly of the centre, which approximately inside the blue ring. In the fringes of the city and a few islands, they are mostly suburban in nature.

The red areas are the least lucrative, mostly poor neighbourhoods in the eastern suburbs, but also some in the west.

The yellow colours show the areas that fall in-between. Yellow is more close to green than red, and orange more close to red than green. These are a mixed bag, mostly safe, and contains both very well off areas, but also much lower income people, like retired people, students, and some social housing. The orange areas are less lucrative than the yellow. The approaches to the centre are brighter yellow, and more expensive than the yellow areas further away.

The grey areas are mostly unbuilt: islands, recreation areas, the harbour, rail yards, and the Helsinki military garrison there in Santahamina. The Viikki grey bay area is swampland and mostly uninhabitable, used by the University.
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Old 08-05-2014, 07:03 AM
Location: Brisbane
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This is a map showing mean taxable incomes by area in Brisbane and Melbourne, in each case the main City (or Down town) is the centre point of the centre circle.



Sydney is a bit different, with the red areas extending out a lot further.

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Old 08-05-2014, 08:20 AM
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What's the difference between the two terms?
I looked at word reference and they both can mean the same in Italian (periferia,zona periferica,zona esterna) but while Inner city can also literally mean "city centre" I always heard of "suburbs" as external residential areas of a city.
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:55 AM
Location: Leeds, UK
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Here's an interesting map:


It basically divides the city into different social groups. At a guess, I would say the order is (from wealthiest to poorest): Urban Prosperity, Younger White Collar, Moderate (neither well-off or poor), Retirement Areas, Multicultural, Hard Pressed.

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Old 08-09-2014, 02:49 AM
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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There is not a huge difference in price between the middle ring of suburbs and the inner core in Perth though it is generally more expensive nearer to the city and this difference is increasing. Nevertheless prices here are more influenced by how far away you buy from the coast. Outer suburban, state housing areas and suburbs catering for the industrial/blue collar workforce have the worst reputation here.
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Old 08-10-2014, 12:45 PM
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Oslo, Norway

Green: Most expensive (darker = more affluent)
Light yellow: Quite nice with the exception of areas close to the city center (sentrum)
Pink/light red: Least expensive (darker = least affluent)
White: Non-residential areas (Marka + sentrum) or outside Oslo

There are nice residential areas (detached homes) in all districts but in general the pink/light red ones are the least desirable in the city.

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