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Re: The areas of Zürich!

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Hello people!

I have a question regarding the areas of Zürich. What areas are "bad" (ghetto-ish, I don't really believe there are ghettos but areas where "bad" people hang out) and what are the upper class areas?

In Sweden where I'm from, we don't have ghettos BUT we have areas that are dominated by minorities (but still you can see brand new BMWs and Mercedes )

Thank you in advance!
> Areas in the "Kreise" 4 and 5 (Langstrasse-area, Altstetten, Industriequartier, Escher-Wyss-Platz) are known as "Chreis Chaib" which roughly means the area of the Proletariate.
> Schwamendingen, not a "bad" quarter, is however, not least due to its geography, regarded as the most boring quarter available
> The "Züriberg", which means those areas from the university up the hill and over to Witikon and Zollikerberg, is regarded as the Millionaire-Hill, or also Snobbery-Centre. Enge used to be snobbery-sh also nicely into the 20th Century but now, together with areas like Leimbach, Wollishofen, Wiedikon, Albisrieden, Höngg and Seefeld is somewhere in the "middle ground"
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Changes beside the Enge-thing ? Yes, but slow. The area around the Hardbrücke-railstation and the Viadukt in the past few years got upgraded, but its reputation is NOT. This was what pushed some shops at the Viadukt into problems as they thought that people working nearby would come over shopping, while many of those office-employees in early evening "flee" the area as swiftly as they can . Another thing is the Schanzengraben, which until some 160 years ago, together with the Fröschengraben (frogs ditch = now Bahnhofstrasse) was part of the western city fortification, and since than a kind of Canal linking the lake with the Sihl-River. Office buildings were built all along it, with the "faceless" back-sides of those buildings facing the Schanzengraben, and the walkway along it shabby and boring. Almost 20 years ago, the city improved the area, build nice walkways all along it, trying to make it a tiny bit more attractive, but up to now not to much avail.
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