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Old 01-07-2013, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Does thinking about your city bring you strong emotions, do you long for your city when you're away from it, do you find yourself comparing other cities to your own, and find that none can give you what your city can? If so you might be in love with your city, I know I am. I fell in love with my city, Cleveland, several years ago, even though I grew up in the Cleveland suburbs, when I discovered all the ethnic and historical wonders that lied in the city itself, and the wonderful warmth of the city's people. I have been wanting to be here for good ever since. I'm sure there are others here who are like me. What's your story, do you love your city and why?
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:12 AM
 
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What an interesting question. I suppose I am in love with my city, New York. I'm taking a few days off work around this weekend, and I'm planning on walking around, taking in the atmosphere, staring at the buildings (New Yorkers consider looking up to be something tourists do, but I do it all the time and I've lived in the area nearly all my life), visiting multiple museums. Fourteen years after I moved to the city, I somehow still haven't lost the thrill of just being there.

Last week I was on 32nd Street, the main drag of New York's tiny Koreatown. I walked past the neon-lit karaoke lounges, dumpling shops and suspicious electronics stores, fighting my way through the teeming masses of Koreans and Americans and people from who knows where, thinking about how this is probably as authentically East Asian a street scene as you're going to get anywhere in the hemisphere. It was invigorating, and it was one of those moments when I love New York the most. I have them all the time.

My wife does not like New York, never has, and as such, we're leaving in the not-too-distant future. I didn't really understand until now why that's so difficult for me -- because I'm in love with the city.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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My home city, yes. But where I am now, not at all.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I (touch myself in a shameful and self pleasuring manner) to pictures of the Indianapolis skyline everyday.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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No. I live where I live because I have a great job and its close to family. If it wasn't for those factors, I would move somewhere else as fast as I could.

I do miss Charlotte and I guess you could say I was in love with it when I lived there.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:25 AM
 
Location: now nyc
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i live in nyc.

it has it's pro's and con's.

If the cost of living was not so crazy then this place would be a utopia: literally.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Yes. Victoria, South Texas.. My city would not necessarily be the best for everyone, but for me and my lifestyle, it is. I chose my city 5 years ago because I thought it would be ideal for my retirement, and I have nothing to regret. I would never dream of going somewhere else just because I thought it was a greener pasture.

I actually enjoy riding the excellent bus service through town, but I rarely need to because groceries and library are within walking distance. Cost of living is very low, specifically rent and groceries and gas. It's a multicultural community with the grace of the South, where crime is not an issue. I love the climate, although it gets a little cold in winter, but never snows. There are two baseball teams that play in multi-state leagues through 6 months of the year. If I had to move away, I'd miss the noisy great-tailed grackles, and the sound of the frequent trains. It's more than two hours to any bigger city, so we're not part of any urban empire, and only a half hour from gulf beaches. There's even a historical legacy, being the second oldest town in Texas and the epicenter of the earliest settlement.

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Old 01-08-2013, 08:08 AM
 
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I'm definitely in love with my city, hence my forum name.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I'm definitely in love with my city, hence my forum name.
Haha, nice! I made sure to get the 215 area code and my neighborhood initials in my screename but have more of an extreme love/hate relationship with my city. At the end of the day though, no city can replace her.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:46 AM
 
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A marriage would be the best way to describe it.

I tell everyone I love her, but at times, dammit, she gets on my nerves.

But through all of the frustrations and problems, it's the little things, the quirky things...the unique things that I love about her. Over time, I couldn't imagine loving anybody else.
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