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Old 01-01-2015, 12:18 PM
 
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Here are some of mine
1. 'culture' by white people who rarely venture outside of egg noodles ketchup, and alcohol is not a good litmus test for a city's culture. Ask some ethnics.
2. There are different classes, educaiton, economic classes of people and you see it in their reccomendations for 'good towns.' Living with roaches is not an expectation my parents worked their asses off for years

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Old 01-01-2015, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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  1. Don't judge a city by the comments from people who have never set foot in it.

  2. Don't judge a city by the way it's depicted on a TV show; chances are you aren't going to live as they do if you move there.

  3. If a city has a certain reputation, find out why instead of going along with the belief that it is factual.

  4. What is good for some in a city might not be good for others.

  5. Define "diversity in a city." Many say they want it in a city but that can mean different things to different people.

  6. If you are considering relocation to another city, don't just look at the superficial things. Just because someone says "So-and-so city sucks or so-and-so city is great doesn't make either of these cities either sucky or great. Find out why they are saying what they are saying and then go investigate for yourself.
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Old 01-01-2015, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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Everyone has their own version of the map of the United States regions.
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Old 01-01-2015, 07:22 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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WARNING:

Don't pay much attention to what people post about living in cities, but pay close attention to what people say about living in neighborhoods in cities. Nobody "lives in a city". They live in individual city NEIGHBORHOODS. Big difference.
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Old 01-01-2015, 07:31 PM
 
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Disclaimer: 99% of the stuff in the Relationship forum is a lie.
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Old 01-01-2015, 08:38 PM
 
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People will list diversity as their major requirement for where to live. In reality most people will find numerous other factors will affect their quality of life in a place much more than diversity.
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Old 01-01-2015, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Personally, I disregard any "advice" given by anyone under the age of 28. As a 30 year old, it's just useless to me. These forums would be much more helpful if they showed the person's age right next to their screen name, so that we can determine how much weight their advice holds on here.
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Old 01-01-2015, 11:12 PM
 
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WARNING:

Don't pay much attention to what people post about living in cities, but pay close attention to what people say about living in neighborhoods in cities. Nobody "lives in a city". They live in individual city NEIGHBORHOODS. Big difference.
VERY VERY good advice.


I would add my own:

1. I don't know if it's just the internet, but there is a definite liberal bias here.

2. Relating to 1, San Francisco IS NOT the pinnacle of human civilization.

3. Most people in the US drive cars, public transport is pretty much irrelevant.
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Old 01-02-2015, 12:13 AM
 
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Mine: someone is going to reply "that's like comparing apples to oranges", exact phrase, no matter the topic.
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Old 01-02-2015, 05:40 AM
 
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If you can, provide tangible information that posters can view for themselves and make sure that the source is legitimate.

Try to decipher between real and suspect/exaggerated posts.
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