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Old 10-06-2013, 09:15 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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But I disagree with Honolulu though. For a city it's size it gets more than enough attention and love including the rest of Hawaii. If anything I think they are on the overrated side even in here.
I don't really see what it matters how big it is. Honolulu offers quite a lot despite its size, kind of like New Orleans. Just because a city is bigger doesn't it should be mentioned more as it may not offer anything that much better than smaller metros. Given things like scenery, climate, density, skylines, public transit, ethnic makeup/diversity, etc..it's surprising that Honolulu isn't mentioned more than it is.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:07 PM
 
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Hmm... I don't know about Salt Lake City, seems like it would be more popular.

The reason that the other places are under representative here is because those places have small populations or are not considered, to be "real "cities (as in cities to be taken seriously).

For example Honolulu doesn't have a very large population as far as cities go, and Hawaii as a whole has a small population. So less people to represent it, not to mention Honolulu is considered to be more of a resort city and not a big world class city such as New York, Miami, or Los Angeles. Vegas is the same way, it's seen as just a part city mostly. San Juan is the same.

It doesn't make those places bad, certainly not. Just these are places people prefer to vacation to over living. Less people who live there the less population to represent.

Though Hawaii as a whole gets a lot of attention on here, most people seem to love it (me included).
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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They seems to be outlier among the more general, metro American cities.
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:56 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Though Hawaii as a whole gets a lot of attention on here, most people seem to love it (me included).
I love Hawaii as well. Though I'd take a trip to Maui or the Big Island over Honolulu/Oahu in a heartbeat. Big touristy and commercial cities just arn't on my radar when I think of a Hawaiian vacation.
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Old 10-27-2013, 04:01 PM
 
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I'm thinking that a few of those cities prefer to stay a bit off the radar.
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Old 10-27-2013, 04:17 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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B/C Utah is very conservative in general and SLC is in the middle of nowhere.
Why does it matter if Utah is conservative?
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Old 10-27-2013, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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B/C Utah is very conservative in general and SLC is in the middle of nowhere.

3.2% state mandated alcohol in beer? Everything shut down at 1am state wide? That's a deal killer right there!

San Juan and Hawaii are both way off the mainland and living on an island.

Las Vegas is pretty popular and was booming until the recession, like a mini Phoenix. I'm sure it will grow more in the future.

I consider San Juan, PR a foreign country and off limits to talk about in city vs city...
Not everyone's life revolves around alcohol. It is possible to enjoy life without alcohol blurring it.

SLC isn't in the middle of nowhere. It is in the middle of an area with spectacular scenery and outdoor recreational possibilities. If you want to go to another city, there is a large international airport. Use it. Yes, it is a far drive to other centers of population. The early church leaders led them to such a place since the more settled areas they lived in first kept running them out of town and murdering members.
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Old 10-27-2013, 04:29 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Lack of professional sports teams?
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Old 11-14-2013, 02:21 PM
 
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I've lived in Las Vegas and I now live in Salt Lake city (pretty much polar opposites of each other!). Vegas is fun for a visit, not great to live.There is a very scary, dark sad side to Vegas. A lot of addictions (gambling, alcohol, porn) I mean there are naked boobs everywhere you look. I knew people living out of their cars cuz their whole paycheck went to gambling. If you have a lot of money and live in a nice area, you tend to stay away from "the strip", but it still seams sleazy.it's also kind of ugly.like i said, fun for a visit! Salt lake on the other side is incredibly beautiful and I like it here. I am blown away by the low crime and low traffic ( I come from L.A.) The state has a lot of money, repairs and upgrades are everywhere and some of the greatest parks anywhere. I am not LDS, I think it's like 50% Mormon here. If that bothers you then don't move here! Probably why it is such a clean, safe city--They pretty much leave me alone and we get along just fine. and how many 11 year old's offer to rake your leaves for free? without their moms telling them to? back in L.A. it was to steal my rake. yeah, we have some pretty strange laws (like walking into Trader Joe's...what??? no wine???) but it's a pretty cool place to live, especially if you're the outdoors type. If you just want to party, not the place for you =)
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:54 PM
 
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I've lived in Las Vegas and I now live in Salt Lake city (pretty much polar opposites of each other!). Vegas is fun for a visit, not great to live.There is a very scary, dark sad side to Vegas. A lot of addictions (gambling, alcohol, porn) I mean there are naked boobs everywhere you look. I knew people living out of their cars cuz their whole paycheck went to gambling. If you have a lot of money and live in a nice area, you tend to stay away from "the strip", but it still seams sleazy.it's also kind of ugly.like i said, fun for a visit! Salt lake on the other side is incredibly beautiful and I like it here. I am blown away by the low crime and low traffic ( I come from L.A.) The state has a lot of money, repairs and upgrades are everywhere and some of the greatest parks anywhere. I am not LDS, I think it's like 50% Mormon here. If that bothers you then don't move here! Probably why it is such a clean, safe city--They pretty much leave me alone and we get along just fine. and how many 11 year old's offer to rake your leaves for free? without their moms telling them to? back in L.A. it was to steal my rake. yeah, we have some pretty strange laws (like walking into Trader Joe's...what??? no wine???) but it's a pretty cool place to live, especially if you're the outdoors type. If you just want to party, not the place for you =)
What a lovely post. Salt Lake is a very nice place.
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