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Old 03-05-2008, 07:40 AM
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I think a distinction needs to be made between cities with nice preserved historical areas (SF and Charleston) and cities that are stuck in time like Buffalo. SF and Charleston, despite having great historic buildings, do not feel stuck in time at all.
How is SF stuck in time?
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:47 AM
 
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Savannah, GA -

General Oglethorpe, the founder of the colony of Georgia, left Savannah and returned to England in the summer of 1743. According to legend, he told the people of Savannah: "Don't change anything until I return."

Oglethorpe died in Cranham, England in 1785, but nobody ever told the people of Savannah. They still haven't changed anything since he left.
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Chincoteague, Virginia feels like it hasn't changed much in the past few decades, apart from a couple of relatively new hotels on the island. They still round up the wild ponies every summer and swim them over to the town to be auctioned. Supposedly they are descended from Spanish horses that survived a shipwreck centuries ago.
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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How is SF stuck in time?
SF is the most progressive city in the nation socially, but it may seem stuck in time to some because it is a dense city and most "modern" cities are based around sprawl and the automobile. Same can be said about NYC.
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Old 03-06-2008, 07:57 AM
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SF is the most progressive city in the nation socially, but it may seem stuck in time to some because it is a dense city and most "modern" cities are based around sprawl and the automobile. Same can be said about NYC.
Sf is not stuck in time. It just kept some of it's good attributes of a real city.
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:16 AM
 
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^ yeah. Been there a dozen times. If you think San Fran is stuck in time, you must have been walking around with a bag over your head.
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:34 AM
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^ yeah. Been there a dozen times. If you think San Fran is stuck in time, you must have been walking around with a bag over your head.
Agreed. IMHO, a city that is stuck in time is a city that is stagnant with no progress, not necessarily a city that has the old. Boston has alot of old things around. For crying out loud this was where the Revolutionary War was fought. One the other hand, Boston has progress in alot of ways, so it's not stuck in time.
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:45 PM
 
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Cincinnati and Louisville although Louisville seems to be starting to join the 21st century finally.
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Any of the rust belt cities, such as Detroit, which chain stores, strip malls, restaurants, etc. have stayed away from.
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield, MO
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St. Louis. But I think it makes it more charming.
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