My husband was raised up north in a fair sized city not far from Detroit, MI. He has only been down here (except for short visits) during the past 8 years. He still runs into things that he says are just weird.
We were driving out to one of the farms he works on a few weeks ago and he said that he had not ever seen big fancy houses right next to shacks or trailers.
Apparently that doesn’t really happen in the cities. Or in the North? I haven’t been in any cities anywhere long enough to really see how they are divided up. But he said that up where he used to live you do not see mixing of that sort.
Rich people live in one area and poor people live in another and they stay as far away from each other as they can.
And some of those old country places look like they are about to fall apart and you wouldn’t think anyone could possibly live there. But they do.
How about where you live? What are the neighborhoods like there? What kind of houses are close to you?