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View Poll Results: What is the most Underrated City?
Albuquerque 57 16.19%
Charlotte 30 8.52%
Denver 44 12.50%
El Paso 17 4.83%
Portland 37 10.51%
Milwaukee 53 15.06%
Oklahoma City 25 7.10%
Tucson 9 2.56%
Other (You name it) Has to be on the top 50 Largest! 80 22.73%
Voters: 352. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-18-2009, 02:27 PM
 
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Amen to that. Most people have no clue. I've been traveling there for years, and find B'ham charming...particularly Five Points and the southside neighborhoods.
The southside suburb of Mountain Brook can hold its' own against any tony suburb in the US.
If you're ever in B'ham, do not pass up a chance to eat at the Highlands Bar & Grill...one of my favorite restaurants in the world.

www.highlandsbarandgrill.com
Thanks a lot. I'll check it out when I'm visiting the Birmingham area. We visit several times per year, as we have several different groups of friends and or family members who live in the area.
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Old 06-18-2009, 03:21 PM
 
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Ya, did you know 40% of American's dont know how to spell Albuquerque
It's easier if you think of the Spanish pronunciation. I don't know how we got what we say from that...
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Old 06-18-2009, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee, WI
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-Music (NEW MEXICAN MUSIC)
Well, we don’t limit ourselves to counting just “New Mexican” music, how about the Violent Femmes, the BoDeans, or even the Love Monkeys. These are just a couple of the local favorites, home grown and home bred.

You can see them at the unequaled, largest outdoor music festival in the world. Or, if you’re more into classical, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is world renowned; check them out sometime.

How is it, again, that Albuquerque has Milwaukee beat with music?

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-Historical Sites (Most of NM)
Although Milwaukee wasn’t really explored by Soloman Juneau until well after Albuquerque was settled, don’t discount the historical factor of Milwaukee. Milwaukee was a powerhouse of industry and US history, which is comparable to what Albuquerque has and offers.

I think that largely this is an opinion based debate.

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-Museums/galleries (Our History Dates back, Founded 1706)
Milwaukee Public Museum

Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin : A large variety of educational, cultural, and environmental experiences in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee Art Museum | Art Lives Here

Villa Terrace

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These are just a few, not too shabby, in my opinion.

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-Ethnic food (The Unique NEW MEXICAN FOOD)
Are you sure you want to stick with this comparison? Milwaukee is a long authority on German, Polish and Italian food, and does right well in Mexican and Puerto Rican cuisine, as well.

Milwaukee’s ethnic origins are vast and broad, and very respectable.


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-Farmers’ and specialty food markets
Once again, see above. This isn’t “America’s Dairyland” by accident. Farmers markets, fresh fruit stands, etc… are all prevalent.

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-Late-night/club scene
Once again, don’t sell this city short. This city is proud to boast the most all-encompassing ethnic festivals, celebrating the ethnicity of all who founded and reside in Milwaukee.

Never mind that we have the market cornered on fresh beer.


I think that this debate is largely centered on opinions. I’ve been to Albuquerque several times, and there is nothing to be ashamed about with that city. It is a great town.
I think that the biggest difference is that Albuquerque is a stand alone city, with no other large cities around it. Milwaukee has Chicago about 80 miles to the south, which undeniably overshadows the growth and notoriety of Milwaukee.

Chicago is a powerhouse for money, companies and true big-city living.
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Old 06-18-2009, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Albuquerque does better in:

-Music (NEW MEXICAN MUSIC)
-Historical Sites (Most of NM)
-Bands(Local SPANISH ARTISTS)
-Museums/galleries (Our History Dates back, Founded 1706)
-Ethnic food (The Unique NEW MEXICAN FOOD)
-Farmers’ and specialty food markets
-Late-night/club scene
Late-night/Club Scene? Really? REALLY??

When I think of a club scene, Albuquerque is one of the LAST places I think of.

I think it's great that you have pride in your city, but those aren't rose-colored glasses you're wearing...they're magnifying glasses...
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Old 06-18-2009, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Late-night/Club Scene? Really? REALLY??

When I think of a club scene, Albuquerque is one of the LAST places I think of.

I think it's great that you have pride in your city, but those aren't rose-colored glasses you're wearing...they're magnifying glasses...

Hes comparing it to Milwaukee
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Late-night/Club Scene? Really? REALLY??

When I think of a club scene, Albuquerque is one of the LAST places I think of.

I think it's great that you have pride in your city, but those aren't rose-colored glasses you're wearing...they're magnifying glasses...
Albuquerque has wayyyyyyyy more Nightlife than Tucson thats forsure!
You have never been to Dowtown Albuquerque i'm assuming..

Plus I have contacts dude.
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Albuquerque has wayyyyyyyy more Nightlife than Tucson thats forsure!
You have never been to Dowtown Albuquerque i'm assuming..

Plus I have contacts dude.
Let me clarify it for you Bradly...

When I think of a club scene, the LAST place I think of is Albuquerque. I don't remember that having anything to do with Tucson, but whether it's Tucson (isn't the best but certainly not the worst) or Milwaukee, I'll stand by what I said. When you throw out quotes like this:

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Originally Posted by bradly View Post
Albuquerque does better in:

-Music (NEW MEXICAN MUSIC)
-Historical Sites (Most of NM)
-Bands(Local SPANISH ARTISTS)
-Museums/galleries (Our History Dates back, Founded 1706)
-Ethnic food (The Unique NEW MEXICAN FOOD)
-Farmers’ and specialty food markets
-Late-night/club scene
...makes me believe you haven't been around as much as you claim...

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Albuquerque has wayyyyyyyy more Nightlife than Tucson thats forsure!
You have never been to Dowtown Albuquerque i'm assuming..

Plus I have contacts dude.
...and that includes Tucson.
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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...makes me believe you haven't been around as much as you claim...



...and that includes Tucson.
Thats all I do is travel,.. Anyways. About Tucson. Yea I have been there. And the Nightlife there is no where compared to Albuquerque's belive me.. you just need to come here for yourself. Many say there isnt much to do here, thats how the Nighlife scene got so big. Especially in downtown. Tucson's doesnt give Albuquerque any comp we have nothing to worry about.
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Thats all I do is travel,.. Anyways. About Tucson. Yea I have been there. And the Nightlife there is no where compared to Albuquerque's belive me.. you just need to come here for yourself. Many say there isnt much to do here, thats how the Nighlife scene got so big. Especially in downtown. Tucson's doesnt give Albuquerque any comp we have nothing to worry about.
So where have you gone in Tucson?
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Old 06-19-2009, 02:48 PM
 
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