Neighborhood Comparison of the Upper and Poor Class Essays

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Neighborhood Comparison of the Upper and Poor Class
Income, race, ethnicity, religion and culture all have profound impacts on neighborhoods. Some impacts consist of area appearance, transportation options, friendliness, safety options, and lack of resources. This week I visited a poor and upper class neighborhood at two different hours of the day. The first day I visit the poor class neighborhood call Lincoln Heights in Monroe Louisiana at 8:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. The second day I visited a Rich class neighborhood called Lakewood at the same times. The differences between the upper and poor class were astonishing. This paper will describe the differences and similarities between the upper and poor class neighborhood, what
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I also discovered that there wasn’t a neighborhood watch person. The next day I went to visit Lakewood at 8:00 in the morning and was amazed at how beautiful the houses were. The houses were all two story houses that looked very sturdy and safe. Residents looked as if they all owned newer model vehicles, there were sidewalks on both sides of the road, yards were all mowed, and there were no trash visible. However, Lakewood lacked diversity drastically. The only racial category I noticed was Caucasian Americans. I never saw one African American or Mexican American. This was very shocking to me, to find no diversity watch so ever in a community. I left and came back at 7:00 to discover no human movement other then children playing in yards and people walking to their mail boxes. By 8:00 P.M. I noticed a neighborhood watch person patrolling the area. My research when visiting these places suggested to me that lack of income causes the most impact in differences between the poor and rich neighborhoods.
Distinguishing the Wealthy From the Poor Neighborhood The safe conditions, obvious high income and transportation distinguished the wealthy from the poor neighborhood. When visiting the Lincoln Heights everyone was driving older model cars, walking to bus stations, and riding bicycles. In Lakewood, everyone seemed to have an automobile that was a seemingly newer model. Lincoln Heights safety conditions were

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