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View Poll Results: Which City According To My Criteria?
Indianapolis, IN 17 24.64%
Cleveland, OH 34 49.28%
Columbus, OH 18 26.09%
Voters: 69. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 05-31-2014, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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^ LOL poster totally hijacks a thread to go on a rant about Chicago and then blames it on someone else. Classic.

In any event, in terms of a bright economic future, Indianapolis or Columbus are doing pretty well for themselves. In terms of eclectic flavor, I would go with Cleveland or Columbus, in that respect. Indy has always felt sleepy and a little boring, in my opinion. Cleveland definitely has the strongest city feel to it, then Columbus, and then Indy.

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Old 06-01-2014, 12:38 PM
 
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^ LOL poster totally hijacks a thread to go on a rant about Chicago and then blames it on someone else. Classic.

In any event, in terms of a bright economic future, Indianapolis or Columbus are doing pretty well for themselves. In terms of eclectic flavor, I would go with Cleveland or Columbus, in that respect. Indy has always felt sleepy and a little boring, in my opinion. Cleveland definitely has the strongest city feel to it, then Columbus, and then Indy.
I didn't hijack the thread and didn't blame it on someone else. Please keep your Prairie State logic ''out there'' please.
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Old 06-01-2014, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati (Norwood)
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I didn't hijack the thread and didn't blame it on someone else. Please keep your Prairie State logic ''out there'' please.
No, you probably didn't, Kamms. This thread should have concluded immediately after the OP's decision to move to Cleveland became known, but it didn't. Instead, with a renewed synergy typical of so many C-D threads, it derailed quite a while later.
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Old 06-01-2014, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I didn't hijack the thread and didn't blame it on someone else. Please keep your Prairie State logic ''out there'' please.
Right. 6 out of 7 of your posts in the thread mentioning Chicago specifically, and then you are asked by the OP to stop discussing it and you respond with:

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Yes, my mistake...sorry about that. It was a Chicago poster.
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Old 06-01-2014, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati (Norwood)
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^^ (...see what I mean, Kamms?) Case closed.
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Old 06-01-2014, 03:30 PM
 
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[quote=Maintainschaos;35047142]Right. 6 out of 7 of your posts in the thread mentioning Chicago specifically, and then you are asked by the OP to stop discussing it and you respond with:
After years of living in Chicago and hearing all the put downs of other midwest cities I couldn't help myself. Didn't matter if it was Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Indy etc. The scenario is always this: the Chicago ''team'' shows up in (pick your midwest city); gripes begin about how lackluster ''x'' city is compared to Chicago; locals dealing with the Chicago ''team'' start rolling their eyes having to put up with the Windy City attitude and arrogance; Chicago ''team'' returns to ''Chicawgo'' to tell co-workers and friends how lackluster ''x'' city is and concludes with ''it's not like Chicawgo...''. We all know Chicago is great and the best; no need to keep reinforcing it to yourselves and us.
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Old 06-01-2014, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I've visited all three several times. I prefer Cleveland. I was really struck by its beauty! It has a lot of run down areas, but also some beautiful topography and natural areas. Columbus felt flat to me and I didn't get the hype especially since I've lived in Austin and west coast cities and Columbus seems to get a lot of college town hip factor. Indianapolis seems very southern in thinking, layout, and culture. I felt like I was in Oklahoma City mixed with Baltimore, odd combination. Not a bad city though.

Why didn't Cincinnati make this list? That is one of the most beautiful cities I've been to. I loved driving in from Kentucky down a steep hillside with the city splayed in front of me. I love a city with an entrance and that one is quite beautiful!
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Old 06-01-2014, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati (Norwood)
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I've visited all three several times. I prefer Cleveland. I was really struck by its beauty! It has a lot of run down areas, but also some beautiful topography and natural areas. Columbus felt flat to me and I didn't get the hype especially since I've lived in Austin and west coast cities and Columbus seems to get a lot of college town hip factor. Indianapolis seems very southern in thinking, layout, and culture. I felt like I was in Oklahoma City mixed with Baltimore, odd combination. Not a bad city though.

Why didn't Cincinnati make this list? That is one of the most beautiful cities I've been to. I loved driving in from Kentucky down a steep hillside with the city splayed in front of me. I love a city with an entrance and that one is quite beautiful!
As a Cincinnatian, I really appreciated you reiterating these things from someone so far away. Unfortunately, however, the OP's job choices didn't include Cincinnati.
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Old 06-01-2014, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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Cleveland is hardly the most defensive. I'm only calling out the Chicago passive-aggressive strain running through the OP. Trust me on this one.
You may be right. Cincinnati is right up there. Again, 2 cities I like and I don't really get that attitude about, but you go to the Ohio forum and they spend a whole lot of time attacking any city they feel even the least threatened by. It's like they have no confidence that their cities actually have positive things to offer unless they're tearing down their neighbors.
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Old 06-01-2014, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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Yes. I don't know how anyone wouldn't consider Chicago "Rust Belt." It's the capital of the Rust Belt.
I consider that more Detroit. Certainly Chicago has rust belt qualities, but I would argue it's one of the least rust belty of them.
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