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View Poll Results: what city should i choose?
minneapolis, MN 23 53.49%
philadelphia, PA 12 27.91%
providence, RI 4 9.30%
none (other options...) 4 9.30%
Voters: 43. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 07-12-2007, 11:32 PM
 
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I skipped a post, but feel I should comment on it. If you live remotely close to the u, and don't have to commute or work too far away, I think it is pretty silly to have a car. I find the buses to be pretty good (they usually get you to all the major points in the city) and it is a big bike campus, some stick through winter. Also, parking is tight and expensive. It is certainly possible, but I would personally advise against it. From my recollection, Temple is also in a very urban part of Phila., I would look further into having a car there also.
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Old 07-13-2007, 04:15 PM
 
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good point, i'll definitely consider that too. thanks again! keep the voting up!
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Old 07-14-2007, 07:50 AM
 
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From my recollection, Temple is also in a very urban part of Phila., I would look further into having a car there also.
You don't really need to a car to go to Temple. I think I can safely say most students live off-campus (though I haven't actually looked at statistics). Public transportation will get you to and from campus pretty conveniently (though I'd think twice about using it late at night).

I'm not necessarily pulling for Philadelphia here. I'm kind of down on it these days, and yet I think it might be a good place to stay temporarily as a student. Although one thing I've been thinking as I've considered relocating: wouldn't it have been fun, as a student, to have stayed in some idyllic college/resort town (say, along the California coast) where I wouldn't necessarily have been able to afford to live long-term (especially if I wanted to buy a house)? Just a thought. Of course, going to a school that has a good program in what you want probably should to be the first consideration.
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:32 PM
 
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thanks for the insight, apartmentnomad!

also, could anyone tell me what a standard outfit in minneapolis during the winter is like? i'd obviously have to get used to it, but even though i'm from tampa, living in MA these past few years has really acclimated me to the whole four seasons thing, but nothing like minnesota i'm sure. thanks in advance.
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:56 PM
 
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I can't speak regarding Philly, but I have definitely been to Providence and you are right, not a friendly place. At least not right up front.

Minneapolis would be my choice.
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Old 07-16-2007, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Northfield, OH
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Minneapolis by far -- One year of the East Coast was enough for me. I'm moving back to the Midwest! I was very impressed with Minneapolis seeing that people are open-minded. I have noticed that Minneapolis is a GLBT-friendly city, too.

Midwest represent!
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Old 07-17-2007, 11:24 AM
 
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Minneapolis by far -- One year of the East Coast was enough for me. I'm moving back to the Midwest! I was very impressed with Minneapolis seeing that people are open-minded. I have noticed that Minneapolis is a GLBT-friendly city, too.

Midwest represent!
BillLuc, I'm a little puzzled by your post. Have you moved back to the Midwest yet? If no, do you consider OH an East Coast state?
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Old 07-17-2007, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Northfield, OH
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BillLuc, I'm a little puzzled by your post. Have you moved back to the Midwest yet? If no, do you consider OH an East Coast state?
I'm moving back to Ohio Sunday. Ohio resembles places like Minneapolis, Iowa, and Indiana more than it resembles DC, New Jersey, and New York. Even Pittsburgh has more midwestern traits than East Coast traits. Plus, on maps, Ohio is considered Midwest/Great Lakes.
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Old 07-17-2007, 07:44 PM
 
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Ohio is one of my favorite states, but it has little in common with Mpls. It is a midwestern state, but the MW should really be divided. Ohio, Western Penn., Michigan, Eastern Mo. and the major cities in them are much denser and older (think Cincinnati) than the western part of the midwest. Mpls. is similar to Chicago, Milwaukee and Omaha. Ohio and the like are a perfect unison of midwestern persona and eastern architecture, IMO
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:02 PM
 
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Ohio is one of my favorite states, but it has little in common with Mpls. It is a midwestern state, but the MW should really be divided. Ohio, Western Penn., Michigan, Eastern Mo. and the major cities in them are much denser and older (think Cincinnati) than the western part of the midwest. Mpls. is similar to Chicago, Milwaukee and Omaha. Ohio and the like are a perfect unison of midwestern persona and eastern architecture, IMO
You're right -- eastern architecture plus midwestern persona. I miss that persona. Luckily my friendships back home are all intact. We midwesterners are loyal and expand our circles of friends. In DC, I only made one true friend and she's moving to Richomnd. Made a bunch of fake-___ friends but not true friends. People don't like to get out of their cocoons in the Mid-Atlantic, unlike in the Midwest where you are always meeting someone new. I am so glad I'll get to experience a sense of community!
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