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Old 11-02-2012, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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For instance Little Rock is considered by most to consider a city of country bumpkins with missing teeth who all live in trailers when in reality the city is more like a smaller Memphis, with a huge African American presence combined with a wealthy white collar workforce. The areas surrounding Little Rock mostly fit the stereotype but the city itself doesn't. Are there other examples of cities where the reality is very different from the stereotype? Discuss.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:18 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Arguably Los Angeles. Sure it's got all the stereotypes, but it's a city of millions, most of whom are pretty average.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:21 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Detroit, MI. Not all of Detroit is a dump like is believed. It isn't that dangerous outside of a few areas (like most large cities), and there are some rather beautiful areas there.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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Not all people in Minnesota talk like the people in the movie Fargo.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Arguably Los Angeles. Sure it's got all the stereotypes, but it's a city of millions, most of whom are pretty average.
Yeah LA is a good one. A very blue collar city in actuality.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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Pittsburgh, Pennslvania

For smaller towns, Asbury Park NJ is nothing like what you see on Jersey Shore even though DJ Pauly performed at Bambuzel back in May.
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Atlanta.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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The vast majority of the "rust belt" is not rusty. There are only concentrated pockets of abandonment, with most communities being pleasant areas.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:36 AM
 
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Most of st.louis is not that dangerous, infact its pretty normal crime wise
No we arent a rusted out city either with no culture.

Also on boston, most people there are not cold towards tourists they just dont shower you with conversations. They can actually be nice people when you get to know them.

Also people always assume Wichita and Omaha are small cow towns with nothing more then meat packaging to suffice their economies. Wichita's main industry is aviation while Omaha has a diverse economy.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Currently living in Reddit
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I'd agree with Pittsburgh. It's probably got more in common with Portland or Seattle these days than it does with Toledo or Cleveland or any other traditional rust belt city.
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