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Old 05-13-2015, 07:53 AM
 
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Or East Village New York.

I'm from the MS Delta, currently living in East Memphis (the safe part of Memphis) and I went to SF to interview for a job, was kind of disappointed that it wasn't the haven of punks, hippies, weirdos, drag queens that it is imagined to be. Seem to just be a lot of Chinese immigrants, elderly gay men, and preppy people. Lesser extent to NYC (was underwhelmed with the East Village and Williamsburg Brooklyn). I've heard that Portland is similar.

I like that demographic actually, I love the Deep South but everyone here is either gangsta or very straight laced and normal.


Where is the city for the weirdos and misfits?
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Old 05-13-2015, 08:07 AM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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Brool story, co
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Old 05-13-2015, 08:16 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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NOLA has em in droves and always will. Can ya handle our politics and all our other bull**** though?
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Old 05-13-2015, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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The hippie movement was five decades ago. It's baffling why people think SF will always retain a hippie counter-culture crowd half a century later. SF is not an amusement park; it's a city with people living, working, and ever changing. At this point, SF's identity is more in line with it's businessmen and tech firms than it ever was with the hippies or punks.
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Old 05-13-2015, 08:24 AM
 
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NOLA has em in droves and always will. Can ya handle our politics and all our other bull**** though?
Darling I'm from Greenville Mississippi and I live in Memphis I think I can handle LA politics. As for the other poster I know the SF is a real city it just isn't anything like how the media portrays it. It kind of felt like Midtown Manhattan with pretty buildings.
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Old 05-13-2015, 08:51 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Okay, then come on down... but NOLA is about 1000x politically more eff'd up than the rest of the state, and the State of Louisiana is every bit as bad as Mississippi
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:54 AM
 
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Okay, then come on down... but NOLA is about 1000x politically more eff'd up than the rest of the state, and the State of Louisiana is every bit as bad as Mississippi
I will definitely check out NOLA. I like the fact that it's a unique and wierd/quirky city but not a far drive when I want my Deep South fix

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Old 05-13-2015, 10:08 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Good luck, the NOLA board is very friendly and matter of fact if ya have questions.
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Old 05-13-2015, 12:13 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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I'd agree with New Orleans.

But I'd also check out Asheville NC (West Asheville in particular), Oakland CA (Temescal and Uptown), and I've heard interesting things about Detroit (Corktown), though that's a part of the city I haven't been to.
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Old 05-13-2015, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Most metros have neighborhoods exactly like what you're talking about; no cities have this throughout the city limits. You could easily have found what you've described in the Bay Area. In Milwaukee, go to Riverwest or areas of Bayview. Etc. Every town.
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