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Nov 13, 2011 6:42PM
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And someone was expecting an accurate description of the neighborhoods.  The first issue was the one pointed out by many, the seven painted ladies.  Used to do Tai Chi in Alamo Square.  Kind of near the Haight....but not really.  And the French Quarter.  Really?  Does it cost that much to live there?  I don't think so.  Too bad CNN, MSN and others want to play a little fast and loose with what reality is.  And they wonder why no one trusts the media??  Really??? 
Nov 13, 2011 12:03PM
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And not only are there inaccuracies, but Haight-Ashbury is not the best neighborhood. Having lived here my whole life I guess I have unique opinions about it. Marketing its hippy connection to me is the opposite of what makes a neighborhood great, though a neighborhood with history can add value. However skater beggars with dogs tied to rope blocking the sidewalk is not how I define a great neighborhood.
Nov 13, 2011 8:23AM
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Like the mislabeled San Francisco picture,  the Las Vegas picture isnt quite accurate either.  "The Strip" is Las Vegas Blvd, which is not actually visible in this picture.  The three hotels in the foreground (Bally's,  Flamingo Hilton and -I think- Bills Gamblin Hall)  are on the east  side of the strip,  In the background, Caesar's is on the west side.   There are plenty of iconic pictures of the the Strip.  This isnt one of them,  

Nov 13, 2011 6:58AM
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Just another thing MSN writes about that it has no knowledge of. Give me a break!
Nov 13, 2011 6:31AM
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I remember when I went on vacation to Miami back in the dark ages...1965...with my friend Larraine. We were warned to stay away from South Beach because of the crime rate. We didn't listen as we were told the surfing was good and we both wanted to try it (and both failed miserably, LOL). My wallet was stolen while we were there. There went the cash...good thing I had hidden most of it in my hotel room! However, I will always be sad that I lost a picture of one of my friends, who died when she was 12 and I was 13...I never went anywhere without that picture.
Nov 13, 2011 6:28AM
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I lived in the French Quarter for 10 years (rented) and recently bought a house in New Orleans. $129,000 is perhaps the median cost of buying a house in the city of New Orleans, but the $559,000 2-bedroom they have listed is MUCH closer to the average price for the French Quarter itself. Even small condos in the Quarter are over $250,000. (However, get just a few blocks outside the Quarter and things are instantly affordable...)
Nov 13, 2011 6:06AM
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The picture of the houses in San Francisco are not in Haight Ashbury.  They are the Seven Painted Ladies on Alamo Square. It's an iconic photo and these are famous houses...
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