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Old 02-14-2011, 09:53 AM
 
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Well, whatever,

I guess, I always look from the perspective that the Bungalow Belt/single family home belt makes up slightly over half the city by area. In these areas people access their garages by alleys.

The areas with lots of street traffic and nightlife are continuous;y extensive enough where it gives residents and tourists/visitors the perception that most of Chicago by area are like this.

And I still stick to my point earlier, that although Chicago does have a major tourist component, it is more of a working city, than a fun city so you do have the loop empty by 7:00 still, because people have to go to bed to wake up the next day.

Summers are a bit different, but still.
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I'm not even talking about the tourist areas.
And just because its a working city does not mean there is no street life.
I'm not talking about bars and clubs.
I'm talking about people being outside.

Its not the same as vegas.
And that's the point.
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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While I could totally understand wanting to move back to Chicago from Las Vegas especially for the change in seasons, I'm kind of perplexed why you would miss "the fast pace, the rush, noise, and life" comparing to Vegas.

I mean its Vegas. Now, do you mean you miss the fast pace, rush, life, noise of people actually at work, during working hours? Then I can understand Chicago compared to Vegas. Anything outside residents at work during working hours, I would Vegas is more "24 hour"
Have you seen Vegas outside of the strip? It's dead and looks like boring suburbia. The strip is happening 24/7, the rest of Vegas is not.
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Well, whatever,


The areas with lots of street traffic and nightlife are continuous;y extensive enough where it gives residents and tourists/visitors the perception that most of Chicago by area are like this.
You could say the same thing about almost any other city in this country.
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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You could say the same thing about almost any other city in this country.
Yep.
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Have you seen Vegas outside of the strip? It's dead and looks like boring suburbia. The strip is happening 24/7, the rest of Vegas is not.
I hear most of it is like a giant Schaumburg.
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I hear most of it is like a giant Schaumburg.

That's a fairly accurate description. Vegas does have mountains in the background though.
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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That's a fairly accurate description. Vegas does have mountains in the background though.
So a giant Schaumburg with mountains in the area and a Disneylike downtown that has hookers and gambling.
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Between Las Vegas and Chicago
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Still stuck in Las Vegas with pictures of Chicago stuck all over my brain. I'll buy boots this winter and imagine myself walking through snow. Someone told me to put on my boots and go to Mount Charleston when it snows. I don't want to go there. The snow is even a different color, or maybe it's just me.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:59 PM
 
Location: From Chicago, but in Atlanta for now...
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I don't want to go there. The snow is even a different color, or maybe it's just me.
Is it Yellow?

So yeah, I can relate. I think it's more a matter of a primordial urge to return to a familiar place that you know as "Home". I suffer from the same thing and although I'm currently living in Atlanta, Chicago is calling me home too.
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