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View Poll Results: Which city you doubt you would like but visit then like it Los Angeles,Houston,Dallas,Chicago,Atlant
Los Angeles 14 31.82%
Houston 9 20.45%
Dallas 4 9.09%
Chicago 8 18.18%
Atlanta 8 18.18%
Baltimore 10 22.73%
New York City 5 11.36%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 44. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-03-2012, 09:43 PM
 
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I initially moved to Baltimore for school. I still hate the city, but I've found I do like the suburban metro area around Baltimore which is cheaper, friendlier, less crowded and more down to Earth compared to the Washington, D.C. area, and I especially like how Baltimore is close to the Chesapeake Bay and the many parks along the Bay shoreline with beaches you can go to in the summer. Baltimore CITY is bad though. Basically its 75% ghetto and 25% uppity Starbucks drinking yuppies who of course don't really associate with anyone outside their group. The DC area is very self absorbed and elitist.

Los Angeles is the opposite. I knew I would never want to live there but I looked forward to visiting it during my cross country roadtrip and thought it was going to be a dazzling, glamourous place even if that wasn't my favorite scene. I was surprised to find that most of LA is filled with crime and poverty and is not pretty at all. I was shocked by the dominance of illegal immigrants and the dirtiness of the city. The air pollution is as bad as everyone says, and even Santa Monica and Venice Beach didn't look as nice as on TV, especially Venice Beach which to me looked only slightly less trashy than the Jersey shore. Granted I did not visit Orange County or Ventura County but with LA County and the city of Los Angeles, most of it was very depressing. Beverly Hills was only a small part, and even Hollywood didn't turn out to be as glamorous as I had anticipated. I found downtown Las Vegas to be nicer, cleaner, and more glamarous compared to LA.
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:52 PM
 
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I initially moved to Baltimore for school. I still hate the city, but I've found I do like the suburban metro area around Baltimore which is cheaper, friendlier, less crowded and more down to Earth compared to the Washington, D.C. area, and I especially like how Baltimore is close to the Chesapeake Bay and the many parks along the Bay shoreline with beaches you can go to in the summer. Baltimore CITY is bad though. Basically its 75% ghetto and 25% uppity Starbucks drinking yuppies who of course don't really associate with anyone outside their group. The DC area is very self absorbed and elitist.

Los Angeles is the opposite. I knew I would never want to live there but I looked forward to visiting it during my cross country roadtrip and thought it was going to be a dazzling, glamourous place even if that wasn't my favorite scene. I was surprised to find that most of LA is filled with crime and poverty and is not pretty at all. I was shocked by the dominance of illegal immigrants and the dirtiness of the city. The air pollution is as bad as everyone says, and even Santa Monica and Venice Beach didn't look as nice as on TV, especially Venice Beach which to me looked only slightly less trashy than the Jersey shore. Granted I did not visit Orange County or Ventura County but with LA County and the city of Los Angeles, most of it was very depressing. Beverly Hills was only a small part, and even Hollywood didn't turn out to be as glamorous as I had anticipated. I found downtown Las Vegas to be nicer, cleaner, and more glamarous compared to LA.
Las vegas is really a underrated city when it comes down to the beauty of the city.
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