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Old 04-16-2016, 06:03 PM
 
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I think that it is easy to be dismissive of Fly Over Country, because so much of it-despite having positive attributes-lacks glamour.
I could name you cities that lack glamour in every region of the US, and I will, if need be.You, are just provincial, and unable to see what the other regions are lacking, as well.
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Old 04-17-2016, 02:51 AM
 
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I sense that I was misunderstood.

Except for a couple years in Arizona (2nd and 3rd grade), I grew up in Iowa. Its not a coincidence that I defended Iowa City earlier in this thread.
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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IMO, the upper Midwest is way underappreciated.
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Old 04-18-2016, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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Default Why does the Midwest get so much hate?

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lurtsman commented that Iowa City is "just a god forsaken waste of space"

In other words, lurtsman defines a nice college town as "just a god forsaken waste of space"



Some friends of mine from here in Atlanta visited Iowa City once. They were incredulous at how clean it was & among their comments was the line that, "...we could have eaten off of the streets in Iowa City!"
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Old 04-18-2016, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Some friends of mine from here in Atlanta visited Iowa City once. They were incredulous at how clean it was & among their comments was the line that, "...we could have eaten off of the streets in Iowa City!"
See, to me, that cleanliness is normal and how a city should look. Sometimes it's shocking to go elsewhere in the country and see how impoverished, run down, and unkempt so many other cities are.
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Old 04-18-2016, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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See, to me, that cleanliness is normal and how a city should look. Sometimes it's shocking to go elsewhere in the country and see how impoverished, run down, and unkempt so many other cities are.
A lot of Northeastern urban areas are not easy on the eyes, at least coming from New Jersey and the surrounding states. The amount of urban decay, pollution and residential density in many of the urban centers is a little bit depressing. Granted most of the nice areas in New Jersey are suburban, which there are plenty of.
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Old 04-18-2016, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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It lacks glamour. It isn't associated with culture like the northeast. It isn't associated with nice weather like areas in the Sun Belt. It isn't associated with natural beauty like intermountain west or PNW. The thing is that is has culture and natural beauty. Unlike a lot of the places in the Sun Belt it has summers that aren't overbearingly hot and or humid for most of the region.
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Old 04-18-2016, 04:03 PM
 
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IMO, the upper Midwest is way underappreciated.
Agreed. All I hear is 'BUT IT'S SOOOOOOO COLD!!!!!!' Yeah. There's this thing called fire, and it produces heat. We've learned how to control that heat with an invention called a thermostat!

Honestly I'd be embarrassed if I admitted publically that I simply couldn't live somewhere because of the weather. That goes for cloudy (Seattle) hot (Phoenix) cold (Minneapolis) or humid (Miami). Grow a pair people!

/rant over

Edit to add: unless you actually can't live somewhere due to weather like for a specific job or medical condition...

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Old 04-24-2016, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Because the Rust Belt is dying.
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Old 04-24-2016, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Because the Rust Belt is dying.
The Rust Belt ≠ the Midwest
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