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Old 05-14-2015, 04:09 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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That's definitely not true on C-D. We have one poster who is constantly, constantly telling us how DC is blowing up, how DC is building faster, bigger and better than every other city, how what's happening in DC is unprecedented in American history, how we won't recognize DC the next time we visit, how DC is getting more celebrity chefs from NYC than any other city, how DC has more residential units in the pipeline than any other city, how DC is building TOD in its suburbs which will place it leaps and bounds ahead of every city that's not NYC, how DC is adding so many people it's making his head spin, how Downtown DC has streetwalls as far as the eye can see, how DC is the second city in America for cultural amenities after NYC, how DC is becoming an apartment city like Manhattan, how DC will have a waterfront like no other, how DC is fast-paced unlike other cities save NYC, how DC has a "outta my way" mentality, etc.

That poster is a native, not a transplant.
LOL, you definitely have some natives on here that are just as bad if not worse. When I was thinking of the cities with the most homerish natives DC, SF, and NYC were the one's that came to mind, at least at the moment. I think we all know who are the worst when it comes to DC and "Da Bay".
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Old 05-14-2015, 04:13 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Also do transplants in your area adopt the local sports teams as basically their #1 team now and push their hometown teams aside? I've noticed lots of transplants hop on the Giants and Niners bandwagons and stop caring for the teams they grew up rooting for.
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Old 05-14-2015, 04:18 PM
 
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I would assume in many areas transplants come in to do white-collar jobs so they have more income to buy such things. Look at a small city in the midwest. Probably the largest majority of transplants are doctors/nurses/PAs at the local hospital.
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Old 05-14-2015, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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It is really simple regarding the subject at hand and that is if you are happy with where you live you will take pride in it, via native or transplant. When you enjoy where you live it is quite normal to boost and speak highly of your city.
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Old 05-14-2015, 04:57 PM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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Also do transplants in your area adopt the local sports teams as basically their #1 team now and push their hometown teams aside? I've noticed lots of transplants hop on the Giants and Niners bandwagons and stop caring for the teams they grew up rooting for.
>Warriors fans out of nowhere

They kind of do in LA. New York, Boston, and Chicago area transplants tend to stay loyal though.

I almost feel like Chicago sports fans up 25-30% of the fanbases whenever the Bulls/Cubs/Blackhawks are here.
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Old 05-14-2015, 06:15 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Yeah, I know what you mean. The number of NYC transplants who look down on NJ is just not okay. TBH, many New Yorkers like NJ. They come to our beaches (Staten Islanders in particular) and New Yorkers also shop in our malls. The native to native relationship is just fine; it's the transplants who I think cause the most problems and give New Yorkers in general a bad name.
Real NYers have a friendly/sibling rivalry with NJ, but in my experience it is superficial because we -know- NJ, and we love the beach, Jersey corn and tomatos, canoeing on the Delaware, etc. and we have friends and family living there. It is also a familiar, comfortable place.

And the downsides: traffic, pollution, crowding, and occasional abrasive personalities are nothing NYers can act superior about :-)
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:10 PM
 
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Some transplants are homers because they are trying to justify their decision to move. Others just really love the area. I fall in the latter category. I love where I live and it suits me. I've noticed a lot of natives don't realize how great it is because it's all they've ever known.
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Old 05-15-2015, 07:46 AM
 
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LOL, you definitely have some natives on here that are just as bad if not worse. When I was thinking of the cities with the most homerish natives DC, SF, and NYC were the one's that came to mind, at least at the moment. I think we all know who are the worst when it comes to DC and "Da Bay".
Throw Houston and Atlanta in there too!!!
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Old 05-15-2015, 08:01 AM
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In my experience, I have found that transplants have often seen more of the city than natives have.
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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That poster is a native, not a transplant.
Yes there are exceptions. But I think overall, transplants are overrepresented among the "homers".
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