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Old 07-20-2010, 02:58 PM
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I am thinking that in reality many places are neither underrated or overrated and more generally ignored either way.

It it also that underrated places tend to be places that were bad but turned the corner while people still think it hasn't changed? I am guessing most of these places will concentrate in the Midwest since most areas are stabilizing to improving or are confused with places that have and/or are worse off in the last 40 years.

In overrated places it is likely to happen to places that have just peaked and are starting to go downhill.
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:55 PM
Location: Moose Jaw, in between the Moose's butt and nose.
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A few folks have mentioned San Diego, I've never thought of that as underated, or even overated since it's that fine of a town.....
I would say for major towns, Minneapolis/St. Paul. Not too many people I've met from the East or West Coast, have ever been there (unless they change planes)...
where a lot have been to Chicago at least once.
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:58 PM
Location: moving again
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Definently agree with St. Paul. Not so much Minneapolis, as it leans toward the overrated category
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Old 07-20-2010, 06:47 PM
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Back in 2009, employers in the Pittsburgh area collaborated with the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University to hold a job fair. There were ~30,000 job openings between all the employers involved, and the average salary for the jobs was ~$40,000.

The employers were lamenting how hard it was for them to find prospective employees who were qualified to fill the jobs, because many of those who applied locally were not. Several of the employers also mentioned how they began searching for employees nationally, but basically learned that nobody wanted to move to Pittsburgh to take the jobs.

The definition of "underrated" is when the economy sucks all across the country and people still won't move to your city even if you guarantee them a decent job with a decent income. "Ewww, Pittsburgh? No thanks; I'd rather starve and default on all my bills!"
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:15 AM
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i graduated w/ a great gal, and we had some wonderful times and laughs in highschool. she attended carnegie-mellon, and went on to live in nyc, where she won a tony. she has worked on and off broadway on several years, and now stars in a poplar tv series. i like pittsburgh, and i think she is pretty happy w/ the opportunities she received from the city. by the way, i was recently there, and just from my last visit downtown and around about 6 years ago, there have been significant improvements. although i live in memphis, some parts of pittsburgh remind me of the central garden district of m-town.
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:30 AM
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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If Albuquerque is overrated, well then that is the best overrated town I've ever heard of.
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Old 11-24-2010, 07:33 PM
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nashville. it just doesn't get enough recognition
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Old 11-25-2010, 06:31 AM
Location: Gaston, North Carolina
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Richmond, Virginia.
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Old 11-25-2010, 07:38 PM
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Originally Posted by bgrn198 View Post
DFW also share the same TV and radio stations
I can get Dallas TV & radio stations all the way in Tyler 90 miles away.

Waco is the same way.
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Old 11-26-2010, 05:08 PM
Location: IN
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Pittsburgh and Richmond
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