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Old 03-30-2015, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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What makes you think that Houston in particular is a "hated" city in the state of Texas? Just curious as to the reasoning.
Here in Victoria, two hours away, ask ten people why they love Victoria. Nine will say "Because it's far enough from Houston". The other one will say "Because it's close enough to San Antonio", which is also two hours away..
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Old 03-31-2015, 12:01 AM
 
Location: A subtropical paradise
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Here in Victoria, two hours away, ask ten people why they love Victoria. Nine will say "Because it's far enough from Houston". The other one will say "Because it's close enough to San Antonio", which is also two hours away..
That's it? All you are going by to make your judgement on Houston being hated is what some people say in your town of Victoria? I thought there was more to it, like maybe a well-known unfavorable opinion people in rest of the state have of Houston.

For instance, the Golden-Triangle region of Southeast Texas, including cities like Beaumont, and Port Arthur, do not have a great reputation in the state, due to the lower quality of life caused by the concentration of the refineries. Derogatory nicknames such as "Armpit of Texas," are used commonly for the region. Such unfavorable views of the region are well documented:
Urban Dictionary: Armpit of Texas
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/19/us/19PCB.html?_r=0
Port Arthur, Texas: Small City, Reluctant International Toxic Dump
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Old 03-31-2015, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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For California, it's the inland cities (Stockton/Modesto) followed by the Inland Empire for Southern California. Within LA, it's South LA.
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:36 AM
 
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out of the places i have lived i would say.
Michigan - Detroit since its such a dump
N.C. - Goldsboro, just a really ugly place imo
Florida - Orlando, nothing but tourists who cant drive and horrible traffic, also there no beach
NY - probably buffalo. none thinks NY has anything of importance outside of NYC
Illinois - Peoria, kind of a chicago dumping ground
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:19 AM
 
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In SC I hate to say it but probably Columbia...Columbia is actually a great city and I find that people from out of state tend to like it more than people from in state but it seems like everyone from other parts of the state have nothing but bad things to say!

If youre from a small town, its too big, if youre from Greenville its dirty, and if youre from Charleston its not Charleston!
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:14 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I was looking through tee shirts at Goodwill the other day and came across a shirt that said "Imagine Kentucky Without Louisville" and it had the map of the state with Jefferson County blacked out. Made me chuckle. It looked like it had been worn a lot.

In Kentucky people mostly make fun of Eastern KY (very rural and mostly poor) or Louisville, especially the West End (urban, "high crime"). Lexington and KY's Cincinnati suburbs get a free pass.
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:18 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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In North Carolina, it's probably Cary. Cary has the most transplant saturated rep in the state (Containment Area for Relocated Yankees). It's also a glimpse of the direction many NC major metros have been heading down. Very vanilla, strip malls, family-oriented, soulless, losing southern/old-timey NC flavor as time goes by, filled with transplanted families from New York/New Jersey or Florida, etc.
I'd say that the most hated place in NC right now is the state legislature building on Jones Street in Raleigh. Within the building itself, the most hated places are clearly the cities of Charlotte, Raleigh and Durham.
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:48 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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In Kentucky people mostly make fun of Eastern KY (very rural and mostly poor) or Louisville, especially the West End (urban, "high crime"). Lexington and KY's Cincinnati suburbs get a free pass.
It does seem that northern Kentucky gets (Cincinnati suburbs) are considered 'not true Kentucky' by a lot of folks, but I am not sure if that makes the disliked or merely disregarded when Kentuckians poder the nature of their state.

As far as Louisville, It seems to me that all cities on the Ohio River are kind of oddballs of their respective states. It is like the Ohio River valley is a cultural region of its own. Not Northern, not Southern, not Appalachian, but with influences from all three.
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Old 04-02-2015, 07:35 PM
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Location: Dallas, TX
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Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi: The worst areas of each of these go together because they border each other. The Mississippi River area between the Missouri line and Baton Rouge is pretty much disliked for its extremely high poverty and its remoteness from amenities.

Texas - the most ignored area, as stated earlier, is the Rio Grande Valley area, but anything west of I-35 is pretty low on the preference list as well.
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Old 04-02-2015, 08:55 PM
 
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I'd say that the most hated place in NC right now is the state legislature building on Jones Street in Raleigh. Within the building itself, the most hated places are clearly the cities of Charlotte, Raleigh and Durham.
Ha! Very true.
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