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Old 01-21-2015, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Carrboro, NC
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Oh, I agree. Durham is a cool city, I wish Raleigh was more like it. Raleigh has more of a bland/vanilla/cookie cutter image, while Durham is the artsy and hip city. However, seems like the Raleigh people only care about the rougher areas of Durham. After all, the constant crime reports coming out of Durham certainly doesn't help.

Yep, Fayetteville is still Fayetteville. Painful to say, though.
Eh, Raleigh inside the beltline is every bit as cool as Durham, and it's a decent amount larger. But the image of the city that gets broadcast outside the state hasn't changed. They should make a more concerted effort to rebrand themselves, rather than relying on what business magazines have to say about the place.
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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I think Detroit is a bit too big and influential to truly be a red-headed stepchild that Michiganders ignore and deride. It's more like having somebody who works in an adult establishment as a main contributor of the family - she's a complete embarrassment, but she still contributes to the family.

In terms of truly redheaded stepchildren cities of Michigan, I'd say either: 1) Benton Harbor, or 2) the northeastern Lower Peninsula (I think this area has the highest unemployment and poverty in the state.) Both are kind of isolated from influence from the rest of the state as well.
Detroit still gets a horrible rep. It may be a big fish in a small pond, but it has a smelly fish reputation that can't seem to go away, though quite a few locals know better.

Otherwise, you could say the entire UP of Michigan could be the "red-headed stepchild" of MI.

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Miami for FL.
I guess because it's so different than the rest of the state.

I personally believe that it's one of Florida's only redeeming qualities...Miami, the magic city
Another case of big fish in a small pond, though there are a few other big fish in Florida's case. Personally, I can't see Miami as the red-headed step child of Florida. I feel as if it gets a much better rep than, say, Tallahassee aka Tallatrashie. Or even Jacksonville. Most Floridians (and even South Georgians) like to claim Jax is South Georgia.

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These are all pretty much regional though, not statewide. Also, Id say in our area, Suffolk gets a lot of shade thrown its way... definitely not Bad News or Hampton.
Bad News? Am I missing something in that reference regarding Newport News?

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Eh, Raleigh inside the beltline is every bit as cool as Durham, and it's a decent amount larger. But the image of the city that gets broadcast outside the state hasn't changed. They should make a more concerted effort to rebrand themselves, rather than relying on what business magazines have to say about the place.
I completely agree with this. Raleigh is definietly a hip place, especially around Cameron Village and the Historic Five Points neighborhood, just to name a few areas off the top of my head.
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA.
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Bad News? Am I missing something in that reference regarding Newport News?
Bad News got its name back in the early 90's...its pretty much a "street" rep some took on with pride and it stuck. Really, its mostly the East End/ Downtown area that youd need to worry about.
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Old 01-22-2015, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Center of the universe
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Camden.
Yup. And Trenton and Newark.
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Old 01-22-2015, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Tacoma, although the bad rep is turning around.
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Old 01-22-2015, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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In Oregon, it's Gresham.
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Old 01-22-2015, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Yup. And Trenton and Newark.
I heard Camden was the nicest place on earth and the safest too.
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Old 01-22-2015, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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I think it's Springfield. However, smaller cities like Fall River, New Bedford, Lawrence, Lynn, Brockton, etc. are all sort of looked upon negatively. Springfield gets the distinction in my opinion because it's not only looked upon negatively, but it's located in Western Mass. (a region that feels like it's the red headed step child of the state), and it loses a lot of money to the Boston area when it comes to state funding.
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Old 01-22-2015, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Herriman, Utah
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For Utah, it's Tooele and Price.
For Oregon it must be Klamath Falls.
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Old 01-22-2015, 12:11 PM
 
Location: At my house in my state
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I would have to say that Jacksonville was when I lived in FL
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