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Old 04-02-2016, 09:17 AM
 
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Maybe I'm wrong, but I find it difficult to believe that the majority of people who post about Jacksonville have visited. According to the conventional wisdom, there's no reason to be there, so how do so many people seem to know so much about it?

I think it's fairly obvious that a lot of posts about Chicago are based solely on the fact that it's in the Midwest, and wouldn't be made by anyone who's been there.
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Old 04-02-2016, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Nearly any place with significant media exposure such as LA, DC, NYC, Chicago or places that fall on the top of any "best of X" lists, like Phoenix, Denver, St Pete.

Over in the CO forum, we do see a number of these opinions on Denver, especially since the passage of recreational weed.
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Old 04-02-2016, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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I'll give Chicago

I'll also give Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, New York, Boston, and Washington. You know, usual, large, urban suspects, if you will...
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Old 04-02-2016, 01:04 PM
 
Location: West of the Rockies
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Miami

New Jersey

The Southeast in general

And usually, the opinions of these on CD are negative. Most likely coming from liberal hipsters who see one TV show about the city and instantly write it off as a bad place.
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Old 04-02-2016, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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From my own experience, I would say the two places I have/am living. Portland, OR and Cleveland, OH.
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Old 04-02-2016, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Seattle hands down. I would agree with the other nominations of Portland, Oregon, and the other large urban cities.

I think Phoenix is subject to it as well but in the negative way. Seattle on the other hand, in a positive limelight. It's as if everyone on this forum looks at Seattle with rosy glasses...
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Old 04-02-2016, 08:22 PM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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Every single city. A lot of people think that they can get a grasp on a place based off of Google Maps street view.

It's like trying to experience sex via porn.
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Old 04-04-2016, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Miami, Floroda
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Basically everywhere.

Some posters thinks google maps plus pictures and the Internet is good as having visited. No it's not.

For example, Miami. People on here talk down on Miami constantly. Never the good things. It's always the traffic, blah blah, blah, etc. Miami isn't as bad as people make it out to be on here. They don't post about the good things such as the beaches, things to do, nightlife, airport gateway to the Spanish speaking world, the great universities - FIU and Miami, community college - Miami Dade College, or about if you need directions - many are more than willing to help you out and chat with you.
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Old 04-04-2016, 05:56 AM
 
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This is city-data people have an opinion about everywhere without being there.
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:39 AM
 
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Minneapolis. Before people visit - 'it's too cold!!!! Cow town. Is it in Michigan? How do you live with the cold? You talk funny!'

Honestly I meet 2 types of people when I travel and tell them where I live...the reaction above or a sincere admiration for the area if they've ever visited.
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