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View Poll Results: What city would you want to live in the most?
Holland, MI 4 2.38%
Fort Collins, CO 3 1.79%
Provo, UT 3 1.79%
Honolulu, HI 29 17.26%
Sioux Falls, SD 0 0%
Des Moines, IA 1 0.60%
Barnstable, MA 1 0.60%
Portland, ME 3 1.79%
San Luis Obispo, CA 18 10.71%
Boulder, CO 12 7.14%
Madison, WI 10 5.95%
Lincoln, NE 1 0.60%
Lancaster, PA 3 1.79%
Boise, ID 2 1.19%
Charlottesville, VA 11 6.55%
Odgen, UT 1 0.60%
Naples, FL 9 5.36%
Billings, MT 3 1.79%
Minneapolis, MN 26 15.48%
Davenport, IA 1 0.60%
None 27 16.07%
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Old 07-31-2015, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Crown Heights
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Baltimore..
While it's true that "most Americans" are "terrified" to live in Baltimore because of the Wire and Freddie Gray, there are plenty of nice areas in Baltimore. Plenty of bad ones too but there's so many places that are almost all "bad" that I wouldn't include Baltimore
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Old 07-31-2015, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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And New Orleans isn't terrifying to him? That makes no sense.
I don't really give a damn.

You couldn't ever pay me to live in New England. I'd rather go and donate a kidney today than live there. I just really don't like it.

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Old 07-31-2015, 01:49 PM
 
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I don't really give a damn.

You couldn't ever pay me to live in New England. I just flat out don't like the place. I'd rather go and donate a kidney today than live there. I just really don't like it.
Okay, you don't like the place...I wouldn't want to live there either, but it certainly doesn't terrify me. Does it really terrify you or do you just not like it? I think that was why the comment was questioned. Don't get mad.

There are only a few places in the world that are truly terrifying to think about living in...a lot of the Middle East is one of them. But there is nowhere in the U.S. that is really all that scary unless you break it down into particular neighborhoods. There are some that are pretty dangerous.
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Old 07-31-2015, 01:56 PM
 
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The overwhelming White culture that persists there isn't to my liking.

Not because its White but because in entire states and communities out there that's all those people even know. I don't give a (insert) about a place like that. Not like I've had pleasant encounters out in the small towns there as it is.
So I'm guessing the overwhelming white culture outside of central London must scare you too...

It's funny for anyone to make assumptions that people in a certain area are so confined that they don't know anything about other cultures outside their own. I would never want to assume something like that - it may be true, but there is no way to know for sure. I'm sure many people in those states and communities travel quite often, and if they don't there is modern media/communications that make the world a much smaller place.

I don't want to argue, but your comments seem a little odd and narrow minded - seemingly the exact things you're accusing New Englanders of being. Anyway...have a nice day.
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Old 07-31-2015, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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So I'm guessing the overwhelming white culture outside of central London must scare you too...
Not at all actually.

Central London is one of the most cosmopolitan places on the face of the Earth, New England to that extent, is not. Boston, to that extent, is not. Greater Boston MSA or CSA, to that extent, is not. Central London has been a magnet for immigrants from around the world (particularly its former Colonies) for over a century. In fact there is more pure diversity in Central London than all of New England put together, certainly far more foreign born. This is because London itself is nearly as populous as the Boston CSA and much more foreign born and international than all of New England. I don't have an issue with a place being White, by the way, but I am not keen on places where a group of people are the overwhelming majority in what really feels like every facet of life, whether that group is White, Black, Asian, or Latino. I view New England in that regard for Whites the way I view the Rio Grande Valley in Texas for Mexican people. Its great and all, if you're someone that fits into that group or if you're not in that group but assimilate to the regional culture. I am not of that sort.

Oh and no, London doesn't really "scare" me.

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Old 07-31-2015, 11:08 PM
 
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Not at all actually.

Central London is one of the most cosmopolitan places on the face of the Earth, New England to that extent, is not. Boston, to that extent, is not. Greater Boston MSA or CSA, to that extent, is not. Central London has been a magnet for immigrants from around the world (particularly its former Colonies) for over a century. In fact there is more pure diversity in Central London than all of New England put together, certainly far more foreign born. This is because London itself is nearly as populous as the Boston CSA and much more foreign born and international than all of New England. I don't have an issue with a place being White, by the way, but I am not keen on places where a group of people are the overwhelming majority in what really feels like every facet of life, whether that group is White, Black, Asian, or Latino. I view New England in that regard for Whites the way I view the Rio Grande Valley in Texas for Mexican people. Its great and all, if you're someone that fits into that group or if you're not in that group but assimilate to the regional culture. I am not of that sort.

Oh and no, London doesn't really "scare" me.
I said "outside of Central London"...I totally understand London - I lived there for a year and know intimately about its diversity. Outside of it is a different story when it comes to racial diversity. You should check out places like New Haven CT: 42% white, 34% black, and 27% Latino. Other CT cities are similar. Providence RI is 49% white, 16% black, and 38% Latino. Springfield MA is 51% white, 22% black, and 38% Latino. Even Boston is 24% black. Surprising diversity, or at least I'm surprised by it. New England is not as white as one might think. Maybe you don't want to stick to this "all white" theory after all.

I don't think London should scare you, but it's just odd that New England does...sorry but it's true. I've never ever heard anyone say such a thing - I would have the same reaction if someone claimed that London scared them. I've also never heard anyone try to claim that Boston isn't a cosmopolitan city. I honestly think the vast majority of people would disagree.
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Old 08-01-2015, 09:16 PM
 
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Minneapolis. But Hawaii sounds pretty cool
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Old 08-01-2015, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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I don't understand this thread at all. Every metro has safe places to live. Now there are definitely cities where people are terrified to live, whether justified or not.
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Old 08-01-2015, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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I can definitely picture myself living in Minneapolis, only thing I won't like about it is most likely its winters (one of the worst in the Midwest and nation I believe). Other than that, it seems like a pretty cool city. Wouldn't mind paying it a visit one day.
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Old 08-01-2015, 11:39 PM
 
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I said "outside of Central London"...I totally understand London - I lived there for a year and know intimately about its diversity. Outside of it is a different story when it comes to racial diversity. You should check out places like New Haven CT: 42% white, 34% black, and 27% Latino. Other CT cities are similar. Providence RI is 49% white, 16% black, and 38% Latino. Springfield MA is 51% white, 22% black, and 38% Latino. Even Boston is 24% black. Surprising diversity, or at least I'm surprised by it. New England is not as white as one might think. Maybe you don't want to stick to this "all white" theory after all.
This is true; New England is quite a diverse place. I wonder if the issue here is Southern New England vs. Northern New England. Southern New England (Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts) has great diversity. Northern New England (Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine), not so much.

While the northern states are among the whitest in the country -- in fact, they're the three very whitest, with New Hampshire essentially tied with West Virginia for third place -- the southern states are all less white than states such as Ohio (home to several cities with large black populations), Pennsylvania (ditto), Missouri (home to St. Louis, which is about half black) and Wisconsin (largest city Milwaukee, which is more black than white and has a ballooning Hispanic population).
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