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Old 10-30-2012, 05:39 AM
 
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Tampa/St. Pete: Really flies under the radar for a metro area approaching 3 million people. Very pretty with all the water, nice warm climate in the winter, pro sports, and some lively areas.
I agree....particularly St Petersburg which is often ignored completely (despite being almost as large as Tampa itself) and referred to as simply Tampa (or Tampa Bay).

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Old 10-30-2012, 04:31 PM
 
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Flagstaff AZ and Des Moines IA
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:32 PM
 
Location: MPLS
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Minneapolis has the best ice fishing of any significant continental US city.

You don't hear a lot bad about Minneapolis. Been there many times and it was phenomenal in the 80s when Prince, Hüsker Du and the Mats ruled the music scene. Love that you can still catch your own fish at Jax. But Uptown kinda sucks these days and when it's not summer, it's really f'n cold!

I go with Pittsburgh - more stuff to do than any other city of 304,000 and change despite what Sienna Miller says. Runner up is Milwaukee. That town gets a bad rap for a lot of things, but it's really pretty cool.
I'd say Pittsburgh is definitely up there in the top three. So many dense intact neighborhood business districts: it's definitely not a city where every good area is on one side of town. In fact, the only reason I can attribute to the continuing minor population loss is that no one knows how much there is over there. I think if the city can get the word out that this would stick in peoples' minds when they think of cool cities: quite a few more people would probably consider moving there.

Milwaukee is a city I want to visit: a good number of bustling districts and I believe it's the 2nd most bike-friendly city in the Midwest for a population over 300,000 (otherwise Madison next door handily wins) and it proudly wears the fact that it's the beer city on its sleeve. A city that's big on beer is always a good time.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC, USA (mostly)
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underrated cities that will surprise you

Greenville [South] Carolina
Good call on this one. That is the response many outsiders have during their first experience in the downtown area.


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Old 01-22-2013, 03:03 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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1. Oklahoma City Oklahoma
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2. Greenville SC
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3. Tulsa Oklahoma
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4. Little Rock Ark
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5. Wichita KS
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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I agree Howest2008. The central plains cities, especially OKC, Tulsa, and Wichita have a very negative stereotype in the national conscience. There is some truth to it, like all stereotypes, but for the most part its greatly exaggerated.

I particularly want to note that Little Rock, if it wasn't in Arkansas, would probably be a popular city. The state its in and the stereotype that goes with that kills the city.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:44 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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I agree Howest2008. The central plains cities, especially OKC, Tulsa, and Wichita have a very negative stereotype in the national conscience. There is some truth to it, like all stereotypes, but for the most part its greatly exaggerated.

I particularly want to note that Little Rock, if it wasn't in Arkansas, would probably be a popular city. The state its in and the stereotype that goes with that kills the city.
Agreed and here some Little Rock Arkansas Flash Mobs.....

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Old 01-22-2013, 10:10 PM
 
Location: IN
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I agree Howest2008. The central plains cities, especially OKC, Tulsa, and Wichita have a very negative stereotype in the national conscience. There is some truth to it, like all stereotypes, but for the most part its greatly exaggerated.

I particularly want to note that Little Rock, if it wasn't in Arkansas, would probably be a popular city. The state its in and the stereotype that goes with that kills the city.
I think the Oklahoma cities have more upside potential overall. The Kansas cities fit the stereotypes very well and Johnson County can't be the only county that generates any economic growth for the state to function.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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I think the Oklahoma cities have more upside potential overall. The Kansas cities fit the stereotypes very well and Johnson County can't be the only county that generates any economic growth for the state to function.
You are probably right about that. Wichita is like Little Rock but without the natural beauty and less of a downtown. At least OKC has Bricktown and the 23rd street corridor, both going completely against the stereotype most have of OKC. Young people today are pretty interested in outdoor recreation though and there just isn't much in the plains. Little Rock on the other hand has plenty as well as hills/short mountains and an awesome 20 mile river trail for walking, jogging, and biking.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:08 AM
 
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