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Old 03-25-2009, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Columbia MO
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Detroit-- yikes. Weather, economic despair.
Cleveland-- same, a little less despair but still....
Philadelphia-- my least favorite eastern city.
Boston-- just not a place I ever enjoyed, so living there almost certainly wouldn't be a good idea
St. Louis-- I list this one very reluctantly, because my wife and her family are from there, but familiarity hasn't made me like it any more. I'm not going to go into the reasons why.
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:19 PM
 
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Default I agree with you...

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The worst weather is 95 degrees with 95% humidity with bugs swarming your head in the summer.

I'll take all of those, minus Detroit, over Ft.Myers. FM is one of the most dangerous areas in the country. Bad heat and dangerous? No thank you.
...COMPLETELY, although I would take even Detroit over Ft. Myers, as long as I could live just outside the city...

95 degrees, 95 % humidity, bugs, and then you find out that the power has gone out in your neighborhood, and you'll be up all night, sweating....that's just an awful combination...
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:19 PM
 
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1akland
2:detroit
3:los angeles
4:las vegas
5hoenix
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Florida
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The worst weather is 95 degrees with 95% humidity with bugs swarming your head in the summer.

I'll take all of those, minus Detroit, over Ft.Myers. FM is one of the most dangerous areas in the country. Bad heat and dangerous? No thank you.
We all have our own opinions.

I was born and raised in South TX..... Fort Myers is not "hot and humid" to me like it is to Northerners. It's familiar.

I was forced to live in Detroit for a period of a few years, and I was exposed to that sort of weather for the first time in my life. I vastly prefer the heat and humidity to that. I got out of Detroit as soon as I could, and at the time FL was the better bet over TX, so I came down.

I've enjoyed every moment down here. But I realize FL isn't for everyone.

As for danger, I've never felt unsafe in Fort Myers..... I'm sure some parts of FM are bad, but that's true of any city of any size.....
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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1. I will NEVER live in San Francisco
2. El Paso
3. Atlanta
4. Boston
5. Cleveland
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:42 PM
 
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1) Detroit No explanation needed
2) NYC - Population
3) Chicago - I do live here so I know from experience: Weather, rude people, corruption, sales tax(includes cook county).
4) Atlanta - not my cup of tea
5) Houston - crime, humidity
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Tulsa
Albuquerque
Detroit
Birmingham
Cleveland
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:59 PM
 
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Mine? This is based on places I actually have visited for more than five hours.

1. Detroit (Sad what has happened there)
2. Buffalo (Another dying city with brutal, brutal winters)
3. Minneapolis (Cool town half the year. Too damned cold the other half)
4. Atlanta (I just don't like sitting in traffic for hours at a time)
5. Los Angeles (Beautiful in places. An overcrowded, smoggy, ugly place in most)
5b. Las Vegas (Just a depressing place)


Five that have bad raps by people who have never visited, but are really pretty great places:

1. Philly
2. Baltimore
3. Birmingham
4. Oakland
5. Cleveland

By this, driving through on the Interstate or spending one night in a Hampton Inn off the beaten track do not count. Actually spend some time in a place before criticizing.
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Old 03-27-2009, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Five that have bad raps by people who have never visited, but are really pretty great places:

1. Philly
2. Baltimore
3. Birmingham
4. Oakland
5. Cleveland

By this, driving through on the Interstate or spending one night in a Hampton Inn off the beaten track do not count. Actually spend some time in a place before criticizing.
THANK YOU
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Old 03-27-2009, 04:09 PM
 
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Detroit-- yikes. Weather, economic despair.
Cleveland-- same, a little less despair but still....
Philadelphia-- my least favorite eastern city.
Boston-- just not a place I ever enjoyed, so living there almost certainly wouldn't be a good idea
St. Louis-- I list this one very reluctantly, because my wife and her family are from there, but familiarity hasn't made me like it any more. I'm not going to go into the reasons why.
Yeah, it sucks here. I think I'm going to move to Columbia, Missouri

LMAO
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