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Old 06-20-2013, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Newer, more transient places have less of an identifiable personality than older cities. Today, there are only a few cities that I think you could be dropped off in blindfolded and immediately know where you were when you take off the blindfolds. Those cities are:

-Seattle
-Portland
-San Francisco
-Los Angeles
-Austin
-New Orleans
-Denver
-New York
-Boston
-DC

Maybe for you. For other people this list and theory make no sense.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
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Dallas and Fort Worth sit side by side, but Dallas seems devoid of personality to me, while Fort Worth is brimming with character.
Very true. One bland, soulless city right next to a city brimming with character, energy and personality.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Very true. One bland, soulless city right next to a city brimming with character, energy and personality.
Dallas has plenty of energy.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:50 PM
 
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Topeka is the most depressing and lifeless city I've ever been to.

Agreed. A wasteland without hope. Your soul goes into hibernation when you pass through and stay for even a few days. And I'm truly not being harsh here. Rundown neighborhoods as far as the eye can see, ...oh, I'll just stop there. No sense beating a dead horse.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:54 PM
 
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Originally Posted by bchris02 View Post
Newer, more transient places have less of an identifiable personality than older cities. Today, there are only a few cities that I think you could be dropped off in blindfolded and immediately know where you were when you take off the blindfolds. Those cities are:

-Seattle
-Portland
-San Francisco
-Los Angeles
-Austin
-New Orleans
-Denver
-New York
-Boston
-DC

Chicago doesn't make the cut huh man? Curious man.. Not enough personality in its mid-western vibe?

Interesting. Anyone want to comment on the specific nature of the personality of the city of Chicago? Be interesting to hear.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Right, for some reason Austin makes the list but Chicago does not. Makes no sense.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:37 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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I was in Chicago last week for a few days. The whole downtown area was an incredible sight to see. Great food and shopping. I love its public transportation network. The best I've used other than NYC, London, and Paris. I did not get to see any shows or experience the night life, but without a doubt, if I did, I would have a great time. I went to a few communities outside of downtown and I was not impressed.

Overall, Chicago did not leave an impression on me for a city of its grandeur, but it was unique in a good way.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Very true. One bland, soulless city right next to a city brimming with character, energy and personality.
Youre letting your distaste for Dallas color your vision. Dallas has lots of energy. Its personality may not be for you, but its not a quiet city at all.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I never been to Dallas but I agree with tha and Phoniex. I'd add Houston, Altanta, Raleigh, Tampa, Orlando is bordline, Jackonsville, Baltimore.
Yep...zero personality in Houston...they only invented the Art Car.

Houston Art Car Parade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Not to mention the World's largest livestock & rodeo.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston...Show_and_Rodeo

Last, but not least the annual International Festival which draws huge crowds from all over the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston...ional_Festival
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
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Youre letting your distaste for Dallas color your vision. Dallas has lots of energy. Its personality may not be for you, but its not a quiet city at all.
I never said it lacked energy, just doesn't match up to Fort Worth in that category. Dallas doesn't have a personality... at least not one that I can pick up on and 30k millionaire doesn't count. Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Houston have all very defined personalities.
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