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Old 10-04-2011, 10:14 PM
 
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Im from chula vista and believe me. it deserves to be on this list.
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Boring is good. Examples:

- Same for Colorado Springs. The early rail lines went to Denver, we stayed a resort town. It's nice here. Cheaper too.
Your Convention Center and Botanical Gardens have something to be desired, though

But your Zoo is pretty cool...I'll give you that
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:01 AM
 
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Your Convention Center and Botanical Gardens have something to be desired, though

But your Zoo is pretty cool...I'll give you that
The Broadmoor does a good job at hosting conventions, though not the really big ones.

As far as botanical gardens go,
No need to get in a huff.
With our abundant MMJ grow,
Just chill out and take a puff.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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Boring is good. Examples:

- San Diego, which was bypassed early-on when the railroads were being built. All that commercial and industrial development went to Long Beach and L-A instead, with resultant overcrowding and smog.

- Same for Colorado Springs. The early rail lines went to Denver, we stayed a resort town. It's nice here. Cheaper too.
I know this post is old, but actually early rail lines went through Cheyenne, and bypassed Denver. Only then did the Union Pacific build a brach line from Cheyenne to serve Denver. Then other railroads constructed lines east and south of Denver. I believe it was close to 50 years later before the Denver and Salt Lake Railroad build a line west of Denver.

So Denver and San Diego are actually pretty similar in that regard. Both cities face high mountains that made constructing railroads difficult. Denver did have one advantage, by only having mountains on one side. Whereas San Diego was completely blocked in by the mountains, the ocean, and an international border. The most direct railroad line into San Diego was actually through Mexico, which obviously had some issues. So San Diego was never able to develop into a rail hub, to the extent that Denver did.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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REALTOR® Magazine-Daily News-Forbes Calls These Cities a Bore

Here’s Forbes’ list of the most boring—or ignored—cities and their populations.

Chula Vista, Calif. Population: 217,478
Hialeah, Fla.: 212,217
Mesa, Ariz.: 452,933
North Las Vegas, Nev.: 212,114
Chandler, Ariz.: 246,399
Santa Ana, Calif.: 339,555
Bakersfield, Calif.: 315,837
Aurora, Colo.: 311,794
Gilbert, Ariz.: 207,550
Henderson, Nev.: 249,386

Source: Forbes, Joshua Zumbrun (12/10/08)
My list of the most boring magazines....1. FORBES.... and it's regurgitating lists of the best and worst of this that and the other!
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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I'm shocked Aurora isn't first. I get the same sort of feeling going to Aurora that I got when my parents sent me to my room.
lol! I was just driving through Aurora down Airport Rd. and was just thinking how boring and depressing it looked. If you drive just a little ways east of the Aurora city hall area, there are empty fields, then the occasional Dollar store or check cashing place. The only reason I wouldn't put it on a "boring list" is because it's part of the Denver metro area. Same with Santa Ana, CA where I've lived. There are a bazillion things to do all around Santa Ana.
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