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Old 03-19-2008, 04:02 PM
 
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I HAVE been to Chicago. It's larger than Norfolk, Virginia, where I've also been. I found Norfolk to be TOO large, so I'm sure either city would be too large for my liking.
Ah yes. That great US trifecta. New York. Chicago. Norfolk.

 
Old 03-19-2008, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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I only say that because I've been to both Chicago and Norfolk, though not to NYC. I can tell that Chicago is LARGER than Norfolk, and I think NORFOLK is already too big. So I'm definitely drawn to communities smaller than Norfolk.
 
Old 03-19-2008, 05:41 PM
 
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I only say that because I've been to both Chicago and Norfolk, though not to NYC. I can tell that Chicago is LARGER than Norfolk, and I think NORFOLK is already too big. So I'm definitely drawn to communities smaller than Norfolk.
Oh, I understood. I was just kidding around a little bit.
 
Old 03-19-2008, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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I was very underwhelmed by New York when I went. Just seemed so dirty and a hard place to live.

I was much more impressed with Chicago. I was not expecting very much when I went since I was not going for vacation and I thought it was so beautiful, even in January and March (the two times I went). If it were not for the winters, I could easily live there.
 
Old 03-19-2008, 09:13 PM
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Chicago cheaper to live? hmmm we have the highest sales tax in the country right now 11.25% ...
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Sales tax in Chicago is not 11.25%. It is currently 9% and will rise (much to my dismay) to 10.25% in a few months.
 
Old 03-19-2008, 09:40 PM
 
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Sales tax in Chicago is not 11.25%. It is currently 9% and will rise (much to my dismay) to 10.25% in a few months.
Isn't there that extra 1% tax in the downtown area?
 
Old 03-19-2008, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Because they were born in Chicago.
 
Old 03-20-2008, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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I was very underwhelmed by New York when I went. Just seemed so dirty and a hard place to live.

I was much more impressed with Chicago. I was not expecting very much when I went since I was not going for vacation and I thought it was so beautiful, even in January and March (the two times I went). If it were not for the winters, I could easily live there.

i've never heard the words "underwhelmed" and "new york" together in one sentence before
 
Old 03-20-2008, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Just my opinion. I was not impressed. The trash and grafitti etc really turned me off. I do want to go back though pretty bad and hope to do so soon since I am closer now in Florida. I think I was expecting more and then letdown where as in Chicago I was expecting an industrial wasteland, like the rust belt, and I thought it was so beautiful!
 
Old 03-20-2008, 08:58 AM
 
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Because they were born in Chicago.
Actually a vast majority of my friends in Chicago and my coworkers were all born everywhere else in the midwest/east and then moved here after college cause they wanted better jobs and a more active life. I've actually been here 7 years, and have only met 3 people at work/friends/activities who actually grew up IN the city of Chicago.
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