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Old 07-27-2012, 08:51 AM
 
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I think it's all a matter of perspective. Compared to Boston or Atlanta: yeah Springfield is boring. Compared to places like Frankfurt, Montpelier, Jefferson City: Springfield is downright cosmopolitan. Keep in mind Springfield's metro area is only ~ 220,000 people, and it doesn't even have the state's flagship university campus for added vibrancy. Your expectations shouldn't outpace the reality that Springfield is just a small, Midwestern city.
Cosmopolitan?! Even when compared to Frankfurt, Montpelier and Jefferson city Springfield is not cosmpolitan. Maybe more interesting but cosmpolitan? Lol.
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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Columbus Ohio is the worst i seen. I think it should be either Cleveland or Cincinnati.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:26 PM
 
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Columbus Ohio is the worst i seen. I think it should be either Cleveland or Cincinnati.
LOL, if Columbus is the worst you've seen, then clearly you need to get out more.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:10 PM
 
Location: not Chicagoland
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Springfield sucks in IMO. Other than 2-3 blocks in downtown the place is boring with no culture. The food is also quite terrible. However those 2-3 blocks in downtown are nice, I'll give it that.
You probably hate Springfield for some asinine reason. It very much seems that way.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:12 PM
 
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Charlotte Amalie of the US Virgin Islands has a nice climate most of the time, but crime is quite bad, and the cost of living is fairly high. It's not a "state" capital, but close enough.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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LOL, if Columbus is the worst you've seen, then clearly you need to get out more.
Yeah, not sure how Columbus could be considered anywhere near the worst. I think Cleveland and Cincy are both more interesting cities, but Columbus has a college town feel and also has lots of great urban neighborhoods like the Short North (which includes Victorian Village) and German Village.




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Old 07-27-2012, 11:15 PM
 
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trenton, its ghetto as f#ck
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:22 PM
 
Location: London, NYC, DC
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trenton, its ghetto as f#ck
Truth. I'll add in Albany as well solely on the basis of Empire State Plaza. Just why?
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:28 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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I've always been fascinated by these tiny little state capital towns: Frankfurt KY ... Montpellier VT ... Jefferson City MO ... just really cool!

I often wonder what Milledgeville GA would be like today had the capital not been moved to Atlanta after the Civil War. It's a beautiful little pre-antebellum town with the original state Capitol building, governor's mansion and other state buildings still intact 140 years later!

ORIGINAL 1807 GEORGIA CAPITAL BUILDING IN MILLIDGEVILLE:


ORIGINAL GOVERNOR'S MANSION (occupied by Sherman during the Civil War):
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:37 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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I grew up near Frankfort. Maybe it's my opinion, but I don't think Frankfort's bad. Small town and rednecky, very much so, and certainly not the best state capital, but there's a lot of well-preserved history there and the community is generally friendly and safe. It also has something few other towns in Kentucky have: BLACK PEOPLE, so a little diversity there.

However, Austin, Columbus, Nashville, Atlanta, and Sacramento--and I've been to all these--certainly have very redeeming qualities. So does the Greater Raleigh-Durham region, even though I've only driven through Raleigh itself. OTOH, Jackson and Montgomery, not so much to offer. Indianapolis and Charleston, WV are just kinda "meh" to me but I'm sure I would find enough to like about them if I lived there.
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