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Old 07-28-2014, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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If Madison had Austin's climate, there would be well over 1,000,000 people living there. Climate aside, Madison exudes every other quality of life attribute. I don't think any city can compare to how Madison pulls off being home to the state capital and the state university.
Um, Columbus?
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Old 07-28-2014, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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Indianapolis is rather underrated in my opinion. It's safe, clean, easy to navigate. They have beautiful monuments all over the city that are all lit up at night. And it has big city amenities like great restaurants, bars, live music, theatre, and shopping.
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Old 07-28-2014, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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Augusta, 3rd smallest state Capital in the US.

(Montpelier is the smallest)
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Old 07-28-2014, 06:12 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Augusta, 3rd smallest state Capital in the US.
It's a pretty boring town. Augusta, well there is I-95, a Wal-Mart, and a state house and not much else. The river is nice, but Augusta doesn't really have anything to do. It's just somewhere you drive through on your way to somewhere else in Maine.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:13 AM
 
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Atlanta...how do I put this nicely? Atlanta's disappointingly boring, dumpy, poorly managed, and lacking of a sort of cultural class and community pride (which is different from the business pride that helped bring the Olympics there in 1996), all considering it's a world Alpha-minus level city. You can keep it.
How extensive is you experience with the city?
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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Indianapolis is rather underrated in my opinion. It's safe, clean, easy to navigate. They have beautiful monuments all over the city that are all lit up at night. And it has big city amenities like great restaurants, bars, live music, theatre, and shopping.
I agree with this. I've enjoyed all of my trips to Indianapolis. Never felt unsafe at all.
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Old 08-03-2014, 02:13 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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Atlanta...how do I put this nicely? Atlanta's disappointingly boring, dumpy, poorly managed, and lacking of a sort of cultural class and community pride (which is different from the business pride that helped bring the Olympics there in 1996), all considering it's a world Alpha-minus level city. You can keep it.
There could be an argument for the need for better management, but the rest of this statement is so far off the mark as to be ludicrous.
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Old 08-03-2014, 06:34 PM
 
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Of the capital cities I've been to, Honolulu is my favorite. I also like Boston, Phoenix, St. Paul, Indianapolis and Des Moines. I live in the latter and it's underrated. Lincoln is just okay, and I hate Lansing. I haven't really explored any of the other state capitals.

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Old 08-03-2014, 08:02 PM
 
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Of the capital cities I've been to, Honolulu is my favorite. I also like Boston, Phoenix, St. Paul, Indianapolis and Des Moines. I live in the latter and it's underrated. Lincoln is just okay, and I hate Lansing. I haven't really explored any of the other state capitals.
Why do you hate Lansing? East Lansing does have a more active/vibrant Downtown, but Old Town in Lansing is solid and the area actually has a pretty good bus system.
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Old 08-04-2014, 01:38 PM
 
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Why do you hate Lansing? East Lansing does have a more active/vibrant Downtown, but Old Town in Lansing is solid and the area actually has a pretty good bus system.
I lived in Lansing for a year and it just seemed really bleak to me. There was a lot of snow, there was a lot of overcast, it was cold, there were a lot of boarded up houses, some of the people were weird, the Michigan accent annoyed me, and the place just depressed me. It was the ideal backdrop for a craptacular time in my life. I went over to East Lansing a couple of times and it was okay. I lived in downtown Lansing and there wasn't much over there at the time by way of businesses and no grocery store. This was in 2000-2001. The capitol building was nice though. Maybe my opinion of the area would have been different if I would've lived in the suburbs or another area of Lansing, but I needed to be downtown. Clara's Train Station Restaurant and the minor league ballpark were cool.
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