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Old 05-27-2015, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Sandy Springs (ATL)
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Every city has its flaws, whether big or small. Those things that you just wish someone or something would fix or change. Even the most successful, well-run, and lauded cities have issues that can be quite problematic for residents and tourists alike. What's keeping your city from being absolutely perfect for you?

It doesn't necessarily have to be where you live...it could just be your favorite city. Anything from the climate, the people, infrastructure, architectural stye or the lack thereof, state politics...ANYTHING!

What would you change about your city to make it perfect? Let me know. Ciao

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Old 05-27-2015, 07:22 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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The weather and scenery in Albuquerque are on point. It's beautiful here with a live and let live vibe that make it an easy place to live. However, a better urban core and higher educational attainment, Albuquerque badly needs a good shot in the arm of both. If I feel like walking around town, I always go up to Santa Fe. It would be nice to be able to walk on Central Ave between Old Town, Downtown, and UNM/Nob Hill with a more cohesive vibrant urban corridor and not have it be so dicey in between all of it. But first and foremost, I hope and pray they fix the school system here.

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Old 05-27-2015, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Put Denver in a forest, with nicer people, and So Cal's food. Tone down the rain/snow outs of weekend activities.
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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The weather and scenery in Albuquerque are on point. It's beautiful here with a live and let live vibe that make it an easy place to live. However, a better urban core and higher educational attainment, Albuquerque badly needs a good shot in the arm of both. If I feel like walking around town, I always go up to Santa Fe. It would be nice to be able to walk on Central Ave between Old Town, Downtown, and UNM/Nob Hill with a more cohesive vibrant urban corridor and not have it be so dicey in between all of it. But first and foremost, I hope and pray they fix the school system here.
Agreed about a better urban core for ABQ.

The thing I wish that we had though, and I think it would benefit access to an urban core and even keep UNM grads/attract other young educated people would be a real mass transit system like light rail or even street cars, and preferably some that run later than 9:00 on weekends.

I love Albuquerque, but when I'm looking at where I want to live after I graduate from UNM, the cities that I usually gravitate towards are cities with good mass transit systems. Younger people like myself (23) tend to prefer not driving, and studies have shown that millenials are tending to shy away from even learning how to drive until it's absolutely necessary. ABQ needs to hop on that wagon quickly, and it needs to be more comprehensive than just the Central Ave. corridor.
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Put Denver in a forest, with nicer people, and So Cal's food. Tone down the rain/snow outs of weekend activities.
If the Rockies get rained out one more day I'm gonna go crazy. Think of all the extra losses we could have by now if it wasn't for the past month's worth of them.

Oh, that's another thing I wish we had in ABQ, pro sports. Give me mass transit and give me overpaid athletes and I'll never leave.
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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If the Rockies get rained out one more day I'm gonna go crazy. Think of all the extra losses we could have by now if it wasn't for the past month's worth of them.
Totally. I'm a recreational baseball player, and we've played three games since the beginning of April. We should have had six in the books by now.
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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I'll pick two things:

More fixed rail transit and more Asian people.
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Old 05-28-2015, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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I'm in a quaint, small town in southern Michigan. It would be perfect if our winters were about a month or two shorter and sunnier. Right now the weather here is perfectly gorgeous; brilliantly sunny, moderate humidity, with highs around 80. More of this weather. That's all. Other than that, nope, it's just about perfect to me!
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:02 AM
 
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It couldn't be any more beautiful here, but I really could use an In-N-Out Burger, El Pollo Loco, and a couple of friends...

I also wouldn't mind a Roberto's, Alberto's, Jilberto's, any kind of 'berto's...if no friends, then food!

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Old 05-28-2015, 06:48 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Ohio would be much better if the winters were mild or shorter but still had a taste of 4 seasons. Cold is just to brutal for me, I love the heat in the summer though.

Dayton OH would be better if it had less crime, theres so much.
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