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Old 10-28-2009, 12:42 PM
 
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What are the 5 biggest cities in the country? I do kinda feel that way, but there are some others I'd hate worse to live in...

Houston
Miami
New Orleans
Detroit
Chicago

Wow, 5 just isn't enough...it's hard for me to quantify some levels of distaste/dislike/hatred/revulsion, but the results are the same...some places I just wouldn't want to live.
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:49 PM
 
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I'd hardly consider 3 of the five cities you posted to be "major" enough to have passionate hate for, although I don't know too much about Middleton (I'm assuming you're talking about Connecticut?).
you CLEARLY missied his joke. Look at his blog name and you can figure it out. He is saying he hates all of the Cincy area. Period.
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Germantown, MD
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Now matter how much I made, I would just be depressed living in any of the following;

-Detroit
-Cleveland
-Las Vegas
-Salt Lake City
-[Insert Deep South city* here]

*north of FL, south of NC, except ATL
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:41 PM
 
Location: The City
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Well someone said to comment you need to have spent more than 2 weeks there, there are only 2 cities I would not move to based on that criteria (of which all top ten in terms of population I have spent more than 2 weeks in) would be

strong #1 Houston
second Atlanta

Think I would move anyplace else
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:36 PM
 
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scranton pa? haha thats not a metro area..unless if you live in the middle of nowhere and 40,000 people is alot?
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:45 PM
 
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1) Dallas -- just not my kind of town; same goes for the other major towns of Texas.

2) Detroit -- doesn't seem fair that people are beating up on Detroit while it's down, but heck, I wouldn't want to live there even if it was booming!

3) Miami and any other city in Florida

4) Salt Lake City -- I'd probably feel like I'm in the middle of nowhere! lol

5) Nashville -- not into country music or other Southern things.
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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1. Miami
2. New Orleans
3. Detroit(Only in its current state. If some day it becomes a booming city with a thriving economy then I would probably enjoy living there.)
4. Phoenix
5. Salt lake city

Last edited by Darkhyperchaos; 01-25-2010 at 03:09 PM..
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:09 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I have more than 5 that are all equal, because I would not want to live in any of them but each one has a couple redeeming qualities that are different from the others.

I guess I would mostly avoid the most isolated cities with the worst extreme weather, hot or cold, where I have no ties to any friends or family and I am too far from them...

So, a short list of 5:

Minneapolis - isolated with bitter winters
Oklahoma City - isolated with extremes in weather plus tornados
Houston - isolated with extreme humidity and heat
Atlanta - isolated with extreme humidity and heat
Detroit - bitter winters and really bad city

Some of the others that were in the running - basically tied with all the above:
Buffalo/Rochester, Chicago, Raleigh, Milwaukee, Des Moines, Kansas City, Dallas, St. Louis

I'd make exceptions for some of them, though, but generally I never want to live in any of those cities.
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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For me, any Rust Belt city.

So I would not want to live in:

1. Chicago
2. Milwaukee
3. Detroit
4. Pittsburgh
5. Cleveland
That's interesting. I always think of large swaths of Chicago as having nothing to do with the Rust Belt. Sure, if you live in Hammond, Ind., that's the Rust Belt. But not Naperville or Northbrook. May I ask what specifically bugs you about these cities?
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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That's interesting. I always think of large swaths of Chicago as having nothing to do with the Rust Belt. Sure, if you live in Hammond, Ind., that's the Rust Belt. But not Naperville or Northbrook. May I ask what specifically bugs you about these cities?
Dementor is a Chicago basher. He can't give you a logical answer as to why he hates the city, so don't bother asking. He'll also will be banned within 24 hours.

Mine are

1 Houston, or Texas for that matter.
2. Phoenix (happy AZLiam?)
3. Indianapolis
4. Anything in Ohio (Columbus, Cleveland, etc.)
5. L.A
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