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Old 05-09-2014, 05:44 PM
 
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Native San Franciscans are very proud and in a completely different way than transplants. Different experiences really.
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I guess I don't understand the city pride thing.

Pride is something that you get from a personal accomplishment not where you choose to live.

Most people who are proud xyz are often irritating people who look down their noses at others because of where they live.

I've lived in Chicago but never thought of myself as being proud to live there. I'm now living in St. Louis and I love the city but it's a city not an accomplishment.
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:47 PM
 
Location: San Leandro
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Sacramento.
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Old 05-09-2014, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Well I can't give a top 10 and a bottom 10 but for most proud, I'd say New York with Philadelphia coming in at a close second.

Least proud? Well assuming we're talking about major cities here........maybe Seattle? Minneapolis? I've never heard anyone from those cities talk about how "proud" they are to be from there.
Lol Seattleites believe that Seattle is far better and more functional than most cities, save for SF. They love the Bay Area. They "like" NY and many I've spoken with think Philly is dumpy. They hate LA.

For Californians, inland empire and inland from SF is bad (Sacramento, Modesto, Stockton).
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Sacramento.
Sacramentans tend to have an inferiority complex. Now it has gotten better over the last few years as more young professionals and college educated folks return home from other places, but the majority still have this small minded mentality they can not escape.
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:25 PM
 
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I think you really have to live in a city and know people who grew up there(not just transplants) to answer this accurately. Often people who are proudest of a city are those that grow up their and never leave(so it's all they know)--or those that move to a "desirable" place with high expectations and then never shut up about how great it is(though sometimes they end up changing their mind after a few months or a year)...

Plus, people from some places are just more direct and vocal about their love for their city, while others are modest about it in passing, but they still have a ton of civic pride--they just don't get in your face about it.
Agreed, especially for NYC. Ignore the transplants, many are extremely annoying in their pride and need to show off that they now live in New York. Natives love their city (or borough), but genuinely love it, as in they know it like the back of their hand. They know the people, the culture, the trends. They know it and despite sometimes claiming to dislike it and wanting to get out, they still secretly love it and couldn't imagine leaving. Staten Island I think is a great example of this because to me, it's the only "true New Yorker" borough left. I also find the strongest NYC accent, by far, to be in Staten Island. And it's funny because Staten Island is so ignored, or slammed, by pretty much everyone else in the entire region let alone the rest of the city, yet it really is so New York.
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
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agreed, especially for nyc. Ignore the transplants, many are extremely annoying in their pride and need to show off that they now live in new york. Natives love their city (or borough), but genuinely love it, as in they know it like the back of their hand. They know the people, the culture, the trends. They know it and despite sometimes claiming to dislike it and wanting to get out, they still secretly love it and couldn't imagine leaving. Staten island i think is a great example of this because to me, it's the only "true new yorker" borough left. I also find the strongest nyc accent, by far, to be in staten island. And it's funny because staten island is so ignored, or slammed, by pretty much everyone else in the entire region let alone the rest of the city, yet it really is so new york.
si >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> nj
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:29 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Proud: Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York
Not Proud: Detroit
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:40 PM
 
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si >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> nj


Totally relevant, I know. Thanks for your input, I highly value what someone in SF says about my region.
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Agreed, especially for NYC. Ignore the transplants, many are extremely annoying in their pride and need to show off that they now live in New York. Natives love their city (or borough), but genuinely love it, as in they know it like the back of their hand. They know the people, the culture, the trends. They know it and despite sometimes claiming to dislike it and wanting to get out, they still secretly love it and couldn't imagine leaving. Staten Island I think is a great example of this because to me, it's the only "true New Yorker" borough left. I also find the strongest NYC accent, by far, to be in Staten Island. And it's funny because Staten Island is so ignored, or slammed, by pretty much everyone else in the entire region let alone the rest of the city, yet it really is so New York.
I would agree. Native New Yorkers love their city and seem to be happy showing it off in a non arrogant way.
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