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View Poll Results: Which city has the most character?
Atlanta 3 7.32%
Minneapolis-St.Paul 4 9.76%
Indiannapolis 0 0%
Birmingham 2 4.88%
Houston 4 9.76%
Dallas 5 12.20%
Charlotte 0 0%
Milwaukee 7 17.07%
San Diego 3 7.32%
Nashville 13 31.71%
Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 09-26-2010, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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What cities are filled with character ?
What is character?And how does a city come to have it?
What makes the city you choose more special than the other?

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Old 09-26-2010, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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I voted Dallas, it represents the "true Texan" culture/character. I guess thats why, the other options either seemed international, or just really vague.
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Old 09-26-2010, 04:24 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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I voted Nashville.
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Old 09-26-2010, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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I voted Nashville.
Actually Nashville is the one I am leaning towards but still deciding.....
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Old 09-26-2010, 06:54 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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It has to be between Dallas, Nashville, and Milwaukee. You have Texas, Country, and Beer.
Character is the vibe that is given off by certain cities that make them stand out from other cities and the stereotypes of their regions.
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Old 09-26-2010, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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It has to be between Dallas, Nashville, and Milwaukee. You have Texas, Country, and Beer.
Character is the vibe that is given off by certain cities that make them stand out from other cities and the stereotypes of their regions.
I agree more or less with your choice of cities, but your definition seems a little off. If Dallas and Nashville have character,Im not saying they don't, and are supposed to stand out from the stereotypes of their regions, how can they have your definition of character, when Nashville is in TN, and TN is country, same with Dallas, its in TX and represents TX, not exactly standing out of their stereotypes, they actually embody the stereotypes, no?
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Old 09-26-2010, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Bentonville, AR
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Nashville has an identity and has embraced it. I don't have Dallas but it's pretty generic, imo.
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Old 09-26-2010, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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I agree more or less with your choice of cities, but your definition seems a little off. If Dallas and Nashville have character,Im not saying they don't, and are supposed to stand out from the stereotypes of their regions, how can they have your definition of character, when Nashville is in TN, and TN is country, same with Dallas, its in TX and represents TX, not exactly standing out of their stereotypes, they actually embody the stereotypes, no?
Character to me are "isms" that are unique to a city. An attitude that you only find there. Food or music that EVERYONE eats and listens to. Etc.
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Old 09-26-2010, 07:17 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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I agree more or less with your choice of cities, but your definition seems a little off. If Dallas and Nashville have character,Im not saying they don't, and are supposed to stand out from the stereotypes of their regions, how can they have your definition of character, when Nashville is in TN, and TN is country, same with Dallas, its in TX and represents TX, not exactly standing out of their stereotypes, they actually embody the stereotypes, no?
What other city in TN embraces the country music scene into it's urban fabric? The western half of TN and the eastern half are also like night and day culturally. Dallas is what comes to mind when people think Texas, yet it doesn't carry on the stereotype of tumbleweeds and cacti. Maybe Ft. Worth would be a better choice. Houston takes on the Gulf vibe, while San Antonio goes with the Spanish thing, which leaves DFW with an environment of it's on IMO. Maybe if I go to Oklahoma my mind will change.
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:07 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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A cautious vote for Nashville.
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