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Old 09-23-2007, 06:44 PM
 
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Where would you rather live :

Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo, St. Louis, or Baltimore?

i ask this, because these cities i feel like people bash all of the time for things like poverty, crime, ect.. so which one would you pick an why? Please try not to get ugly with this one!
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Old 09-23-2007, 06:45 PM
 
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Cleveland. It actually is a nice city, and underrated. Also, Baltimore is up there. I would not live in the inner city for the crime. However, it is close to Washington and other interesting cities on the east coast along with the ocean.
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Old 09-23-2007, 07:27 PM
 
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St Louis, I suppose.
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Old 09-23-2007, 07:53 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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St. Louis. St. Louis I think has the most character out of these cities except maybe for Detroit. It's centrally located in the United States, IMO has the best weather (all four seasons experienced at their fullest), and I also think that it's the most neatly laid out. Although Cleveland I think is a great city as well...it competes with St. Louis in many ways...it's summers are not as hot, but it's winters on the other hand are probably among the most unbearable of the United States because of the ridiculous amount of snow that it gets. Cleveland and St. Louis I think could be considered twin cities apart from their climates...both are Midwestern, about the same in size, and have the same number of tourist attractions to each other. Also, the stereotypes about Cleveland, St. Louis, and Detroit being dangerous cities are bull...within the city limits, maybe...within the metro area certainly a false statement. Baltimore I wouldn't want to live in simply because it's climate is not diverse enough for me. Buffalo simply loses out I think because it is much smaller than any of these cities, has nothing going economically for it, and has the worst winter weather out of these four. Buffalo has Niagara Falls...that's about it for me as far as interesting tourist attractions. Buffalo I'd say is a better place to visit than to live.
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Old 09-23-2007, 08:01 PM
 
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I was thinking St. Louis also too. I never really visited it, just drove through it. I think if St. Louis works on urban revitilization it would be back up to being one of America's greats. It looks like it has tons of character to it.
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Old 09-23-2007, 08:13 PM
 
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Baltimore I wouldn't want to live in simply because it's climate is not diverse enough for me.
um, not exactly. Summers = hummid in hundreds and really sunny, Fall = cool weather, the leaves change bright colors , Winter = sometimes close to freezing, lots of snow, spring = 50's to 70's with rain and sun

mabey that isn't what you're talking about though
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Old 09-23-2007, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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I would live in my hometown Cleveland.Its my favorite city.Also if Cleveland annexed some of its suburbs,or all of them,its crime rate and poverty rate would be much lower.Most of the crime in Cleveland's Metro happens in Cleveland.Out of all the cities I'd pick Cleveland,but all of those cities are probably great cities,and I hope to visit Detroit,St. Louis,Buffalo,and Baltimore someday.I think you coud throw Newark and Philly into the mix with these cities too.The rust belt cities are the best to me,actually any city in the Northeast or Midwest.Also having been to Chicago,I thought it had the same king of atmosphere as Cleveland.I don't think thier exactly alike,but in alot of aspects thier very similar.Thats why Cleveland and Chicago are my 1 and 2 favorite cities.
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:20 AM
 
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Detroit, or Cleveland. Both are similar
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:23 AM
 
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Cleveland and St. Louis I think could be considered twin cities apart from their climates...both are Midwestern, about the same in size, and have the same number of tourist attractions to each other.
Funny, I thought only Cincy and Pittsburg were similar to St. Louis. Cleveland seems to have much more in common with Detroit in terms of housing styles and climate.
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Cleveland and Detroit are similar on paper only.
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