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Old 09-26-2012, 09:14 PM
 
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St.Louis fits in this picture perfectly. Its just one of those cities people assume are hell holes to be avoided. No just like st.louis all these other cities have interesting parts of them that contradict people's idiotic beliefs.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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DLECTRICITY Lights Up Detroit - YouTube
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Oakland, like the others mentioned in this thread, is so diverse socio-economically that you cant really pigeonhole us.

This weekend there are 1 million visitors expected into SF for a bunch of huge events. Anyway I have a friend from Sacramento that was coming into town and got into a pickle so I let her come here for a few hours to sort things out--well, she told me she was shocked when she got off the freeway drove through my neighborhood because she had believed Oakland was all a huge ghetto.

In fact, this is what she drove through.

Rockridge & Upper Rockridge, Oakland

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...rockridge1.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...rockridge2.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...rockridge3.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...-density11.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...rockridge4.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...rockridge5.jpg
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:59 AM
 
Location: The Left Toast
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Oakland, like the others mentioned in this thread, is so diverse socio-economically that you cant really pigeonhole us.

This weekend there are 1 million visitors expected into SF for a bunch of huge events. Anyway I have a friend from Sacramento that was coming into town and got into a pickle so I let her come here for a few hours to sort things out--well, she told me she was shocked when she got off the freeway drove through my neighborhood because she had believed Oakland was all a huge ghetto.

In fact, this is what she drove through.

Rockridge & Upper Rockridge, Oakland

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...rockridge1.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...rockridge2.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...rockridge3.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...-density11.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...rockridge4.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...rockridge5.jpg
I know this is old but it's an interesting read.

I really like those areas... I like Oakland and the Bay Area period. I've been working up here for the past few months and Philly as well. Love's me some Philly and would enjoy residing in the Bay Area if my line of work didn't call for me to be stationed in LA. Oakland's a cool city....lot's pretty girls.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:53 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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I have some. These were all taken within the city and all taken by me.








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Old 02-18-2013, 03:05 AM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Lol. Black beauty. You make me chuckle with your madness.
Sounds a lot like love.

Congratulations on the realization, chief.

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Old 02-18-2013, 03:43 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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More of Baltimore. (Taken by me)








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Old 02-18-2013, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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I posted this before, but appropriate for this thread of highlights:

In terms of the city cores, Downtown Cleveland traction and momentum has been insane these last two years...it is now to the point that I have three friends on waiting lists to get apartments -- all for different buildings Downtown!:

A few highlights:

- $3 Billion in new construction (new Aquarium, new Casino, 21-story Office Building, apartments, hotels, new Convention Center)
- Apartments are 97% full! (with 1100+ more apartment units under construction/coming online within the next 18 months)
- Two new hotels currently under construction (Aloft and Westin), three more beginning in 2013 (La Meridian, Crowne Plaza, and Kimpton Properties).

Some recent overly positive ( ) videos of Downtown Cleveland's progress (sorry if too many videos! .. all three are worth seeing):


Downtown Cleveland ... It's Here. - YouTube!


Downtown Cleveland... Is It For You? - YouTube


Downtown Cleveland is Booming - YouTube
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Detroit is one of four cities being looked at by ESPN as the potential host city for the summer X Games 2014, 2015, and 2016.

The team behind the bid for the city created this video. Needless to say, the X Games will be well received in Detroit.


X Games Detroit Bid - Official Video #XG2D - YouTube
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