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View Poll Results: How often do you visit your central city?
Go there for work and most of my leisure stuff 8 13.79%
Go there for work only 8 13.79%
Go there for most of my leisure but not work 8 13.79%
Go there for about half of my entertainment/etc 8 13.79%
Only visit once in a while for events or when people visit 26 44.83%
Voters: 58. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-20-2012, 08:48 PM
 
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Translation- We in the cty believe that because people are not as racist we must activly replace racial sterotypes with Geographic ones.
You misunderstand. I am merely trying to educate the ignorant suburbanites, who are not all suburbanites, that life is more than trying to impress your neighbors and sitting in traffic.
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Detroit
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I've noticed that many people who live outside very touristy or famous cities actually are unfamiliar with the downtown area and/or rarely actually go there. For example, Washington DC and Las Vegas are two places where it seems where most locals live and work in the suburbs and never really venture downtown. I remember on my roadtrip we saw a friend who lived outside Las Vegas and she could not find her way around the Strip area because she said she only goes there when friends or relative are visiting or when there is a major event going on. Its the same with DC, and here in Baltimore also unless people have a job downtown though now across America more and more jobs are in suburban areas too to the extent that people don't really have to go downtown. Detroit is another city where people live AND work in the suburbs and in that case rather than touristy, downtown Detroit is an abandoned ghetto.

So where do you live and how often do you visit downtown? If you rarely go there, why? Is it because of crime, parking issues, crowding, prices?
Really? Where there are nearly 100,000 people working downtown alone not including Midtown? Where there are 3/4 pro sports teams? Where Greaktown is? Where 3 luxury resort casinos are? Where the 2nd largest theater district in the US is? Where some of the largest events and concerts are held? Where there are 100's of restaurants and bars? where there are a high number of clubs and event venues?
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:06 AM
 
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Somewhat similar, but I know a lot of people in Chicago who live about 4-5 miles from downtown on the north side of the city and almost NEVER go downtown. I have two friends especially who have lived in the heart of the city for years and years, but they probably make it downtown 2-3 times a year at the max. I work downtown, so it's just so bizarre to think of Chicagoans who don't even go downtown.

I worked with suburbanites who came in on the trains, and some of them wouldn't dare step outside the office building. They'd come in on the commuter trains, walk across the skywalk connecting to our office and then go back again at night. Wouldn't even go outside. We walked across the loop once to an office event and I swear 1/3 of the people were acting like tourists. "wow, this is so pretty!", etc. I was laughing my ass off.
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:54 AM
 
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Somewhat similar, but I know a lot of people in Chicago who live about 4-5 miles from downtown on the north side of the city and almost NEVER go downtown. I have two friends especially who have lived in the heart of the city for years and years, but they probably make it downtown 2-3 times a year at the max. I work downtown, so it's just so bizarre to think of Chicagoans who don't even go downtown.

I worked with suburbanites who came in on the trains, and some of them wouldn't dare step outside the office building. They'd come in on the commuter trains, walk across the skywalk connecting to our office and then go back again at night. Wouldn't even go outside. We walked across the loop once to an office event and I swear 1/3 of the people were acting like tourists. "wow, this is so pretty!", etc. I was laughing my ass off.
To them cities are scary places. They are afraid they might run across a fabled minority, or even an artist.

Much safer to run back to Generic Suburb USA and enjoy a classy meal at Olive Garden, pick up some made in China products at Walmart, and watching dancing with the Stars. Ahh the heights of suburban life. I mean a city might not even have parking spaces big enough for their SUV.
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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You misunderstand. I am merely trying to educate the ignorant suburbanites, who are not all suburbanites, that life is more than trying to impress your neighbors and sitting in traffic.
Lol here we go again. I'm a suburbanite and absolutely never sit in traffic. Unless waiting for a red light is traffic.
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:02 PM
 
Location: New Albany, IN
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I grew up in a suburb of Chicago and I used to think it was so exciting to go to downtown. Even just driving through on the way to Indiana I would be in awe of the buildings and variety of structures, ads, scenery, etc. Now when I go visit my family there I dread going downtown--it just seems so stressful. But my husband still thinks it's cool so he's always bugging me to go.

As for my new home near Louisville it's a different story. We used to live right near downtown so we got to know it very well. We know where we like to walk, explore, park, eat, etc. Now we live in a suburb of Louisville; my husband still works downtown so he's there all the time and hears about the places we should be visiting. I don't get across the Ohio as much as I would like any more but I still enjoy the city. Oddly we haven't been to the touristy places like museums, popular restaurants or anything like that so that's what we need to do. When we have visitors we take them to the riverfront park and the other parks in the area.
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I go to downtown LA quite a bit. Probably not half my entertainment, but certainly more than once in a while. If you include Hollywood as central LA, then it's probably half. If not it's still once or twice a month.
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Old 01-22-2012, 04:31 PM
 
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Lol here we go again. I'm a suburbanite and absolutely never sit in traffic. Unless waiting for a red light is traffic.
Of course there are exceptions.

The average suburban dweller is an empty shell from an empty life, which traffic is a big factor. However, not every suburbanite is like that.
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Old 01-22-2012, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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Going to the city(especially in and near the loop), just for the hell of it, used to be my favorite pass-time. Lately, I rarely step inside the city limits(which is like 5-10 minutes away on e-way), much less all the way up downtown.

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Old 01-22-2012, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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Of course there are exceptions.

The average suburban dweller is an empty shell from an empty life, which traffic is a big factor. However, not every suburbanite is like that.
Your posts speak for themselves, and they're not very intelligent. I'm sure that's why you get little, to no, responses to them. I'm not even sure why I am humoring you. You make troll-like posts looking for a response when it comes to this topic.

If my life in the suburbs is an "empty shell" then bring it on. I love my empty shell life.
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