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Old 10-02-2007, 03:47 PM
 
Location: ParadiseIsland
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I know a bunch of cities with bad reputation, even though most aren't true. make a list of the cities you often find having the worst reputation.
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:37 PM
 
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one that comes to mind is Pittsburgh

I lived out west and THE ONLY PEOPLE who say bad things about it were ones that never even stepped foot in it. "Oh, I hear it is dirty, oh I hear it is real industrial, oh I hear it is all abandoned steel mills, bla bla bla" Those people could not even be further then wrong. I see it on Steeler message boards, where people come to bash the team by taking down the city. THey post stupid things about how terrible it must be there and all this other crap.

In reality it is a great city, and one of the most scenic ones also. I don't be a homer and place it number 1 for everything. However, I lived around the country, and I will say it is number 1 in being one of the most represented cities in this country.

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Philly: great and neat city. People often just focus on it's negatives

Cleveland: Sort of the same as Pittsburgh I described. However, I think Pittsburgh cleaned up a lot more then Cleveland, but Cleveland is not far behind.
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Cleveland, Milwaukee, and Pittsburgh are underrated. Las Vegas and Phoenix are overrated.

FYI, I'm an old man, at 25. I don't see what boomers see, obviously.
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:57 PM
 
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FYI. I'm 33. I don't see what you see. Obviously.
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Old 10-02-2007, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Gary, IN is a city i hear nothing but bad about. Same thing with Newark and Camden, NJ.
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Old 10-02-2007, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Scranton, PA. Most people still think we're just a backwards old mining hick town in the mountains, even though we now have art galleries, lofts, off-Broadway shows, minor-league sports, high-end boutiques, etc. just like every other city in this nation.
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Old 10-02-2007, 08:08 PM
 
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Scranton, PA. Most people still think we're just a backwards old mining hick town in the mountains, even though we now have art galleries, lofts, off-Broadway shows, minor-league sports, high-end boutiques, etc. just like every other city in this nation.
Never would have thought you would have mentioned Scranton
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Old 10-02-2007, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Never would have thought you would have mentioned Scranton
I know. It's a shock to me too! LOL! Hell, if even one person considered moving to my city on account of my thousands of incessant rants and raves about the Electric City, then I've done my civic duty as a college student to help continue our revitalization.
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Old 10-02-2007, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Thumb of Michigan
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Detroit, obviously! Hands-down!

There used to be a shirt with the caption on the front saying "I'm so bad, i vacation in Detroit".

Now that is an undeserved (or deserved...depending on your perception..) reputation.

Others:

L.A. -the cesspool in the basin
Little Rock-the crack-rock capital of Arkansas
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Old 10-02-2007, 08:22 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Detroit
Baltimore
Cleveland
Buffalo
St louis
Pittsburgh
Philly
Camden
Gary

in order
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