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Old 07-24-2011, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Charlotte again!!
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So... you're telling me there is as much to do in Charlotte as NYC, Chicago, or SF?? Do elaborate...
Charlotte, Atl, Dallas, Houston and all the perspective cities have their own amenities and perks, its all a matter of preference and perspective. Of course NYC and Chicago and L.A. Are in their own leagues since tgey cater to everyone. All the oyher cities are subjective. And yes i would take Charlotte,Atlanta, Memphis,Houstin and other sunbelt cities over San Fransisco in a heartbeat! No soulfood, no african american festivals(yes i know Oakland but its different),etc...
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:32 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Quality of life is good in Charlotte? In what regard? Having season tickets to nascar? Sweating?

But you're right it's all subjective. Personally, I just don't like much of anything about the south anymore, other than I had the best BBQ in Memphis one time.

Other than that, just too damn hot and too much crime for a region that is supposed to have southern hospitality. Oh, and schools are a joke, and why so many people in poverty, and that have diabetes? Why do leaders in the south want their people dumb, fat, and poor. Sad really. The south used to be cool, now it's just falling behind while the rest of the world progresses.

Atlanta used to be nice, now it's a cesspool. Texas has some of the hottest women I've ever seen in my life, but that doesn't make up for everything else, it's still Texas. Charlotte is a huge financial center, how about spending a little more on the schools? You guys rank near the bottom in student expenditures. New Orleans is probably the most interesting and fun place south of the mason-dixon line. But still, nice place to visit, wouldn't want to live there.

I'm just saying, those cities have a long way to go before they can be considered world class. And please don't take this personally, I like people in the south, but something odd is going on down there that should be addressed.
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:16 PM
 
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-great architecture ✔
-must be pedestrian friendly ?
-a large body of water that can be enjoyed by all ?
-good museums ✔
-good public transportation ?
-a diverse population ✔
-great non-chain resturaunts ✔
-four different seasons ✔
-a good number of cultural events and festivals ✔
-lots of greenery and parks ✔
-a good airport ✔
-at least one professional sports team ?
...and, fairly decent cost of living. ✔


It seems like Philadelphia best fits that criteria.

The question marks are what i'm not sure about.

Are you guys serious? This is the most embarrassing city in the country with nothing but bad things to offer like crime and its symphony going bankrupt. This is a very horrible city that threatens your well-being. I'm so glad it's Denver that fits the criteria, not Philly.
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:35 PM
 
Location: The City
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Are you guys serious? This is the most embarrassing city in the country with nothing but bad things to offer like crime and its symphony going bankrupt. This is a very horrible city that threatens your well-being. I'm so glad it's Denver that fits the criteria, not Philly.

Welcome back Durf, along with your symphony qoutes i expect a broders comment shortly
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