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View Poll Results: Which major US city (top 20) has the worst overall reputation?
New York City 0 0%
Los Angeles 1 20.00%
Chicago 0 0%
Houston 2 40.00%
Philadelphia 1 20.00%
Phoenix 0 0%
San Antonio 0 0%
San Diego 0 0%
Dallas 0 0%
San Jose 0 0%
Detroit 1 20.00%
Indianapolis 0 0%
Jacksonville 0 0%
San Francisco 0 0%
Columbus 0 0%
Austin 0 0%
Memphis 0 0%
Baltimore 0 0%
Fort Worth 0 0%
Charolette 0 0%
Voters: 5. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 01-23-2010, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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We've all heard it at one time or another...

you're moving THERE?
No one goes there and likes it...
That place is culturally devoid...
There's nothing to do there...

Which US city (top 20 by population in 2007) has the worst overall reputation?

My vote is for Houston. I love Houston now that I'm here but I cannot tell you how many people said I would hate and regret it before I moved. It is a terribly misunderstood place in my opinion. I'm guessing Detroit, Phoenix and Oklahoma City would be up there too....what do you think?

 
Old 01-23-2010, 12:04 PM
 
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Probably Detroit. But I'm with you on Houston. But not for your reasons.
 
Old 01-23-2010, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
5,847 posts, read 11,032,692 times
Reputation: 3829
Going just be reputation: Detroit

Having only briefly visited the city, I can not make an honest assessment if Detroit deserves the bad reputation it does have.
 
Old 01-23-2010, 12:07 PM
 
725 posts, read 1,305,111 times
Reputation: 250
Detroit its like negative city. Negative jobs gain, negative employment, and negative population growth etc...
 
Old 01-23-2010, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
7,732 posts, read 12,162,484 times
Reputation: 2774
Any of the Sunbelt boomers, take your pick.

I agree with you on Houston on C-D, but not in real life. I never hear anything but mostly positive things about it, but I'm not coming from a Northeastern point of view either.
 
Old 01-23-2010, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
7,732 posts, read 12,162,484 times
Reputation: 2774
Quote:
Originally Posted by theATLien View Post
Detroit its like negative city. Negative jobs gain, negative employment, and negative population growth etc...
But with some of the absolute nicest suburban areas in the U.S., believe it or not! Talk about a stark contrast.........
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