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Old 05-06-2016, 05:47 AM
 
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What are yours ?
Charleston SC. Beautiful city, but totally screwed up in terms of livability. Housing is out of line with incomes, and traffic is a nightmare.

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Charleston SC. Great food and lovely architecture. A nice place to visit. But it's a racial backwater as far as I could tell -- and this was before last year's slaughter in the church. They had a supposedly moderate mayor, but moderate in SC is spelled B-A-C-K-W-A-R-D. It's a city way hung up on it's unhealthy past, which I saw portrayed either favorably or inaccurately or both. The fact that the Civil War started near here tells me all I want to know.
This is absurd. Charleston is not a racial backwater. And the Civil War was over 150 years ago.
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Old 05-06-2016, 07:25 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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So, you're arguing that the place where one of the most heinous racially-based hate crimes occurred does not have a race issue simply because people didn't riot?
The argument you're making is the same one that people repeatedly make against where you live (and where I'm from), judging an entire metropolitan area based on the actions of an overtly racist few. It's poor form.
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Old 05-06-2016, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Charleston SC. Great food and lovely architecture. A nice place to visit. But it's a racial backwater as far as I could tell -- and this was before last year's slaughter in the church. They had a supposedly moderate mayor, but moderate in SC is spelled B-A-C-K-W-A-R-D. It's a city way hung up on it's unhealthy past, which I saw portrayed either favorably or inaccurately or both. The fact that the Civil War started near here tells me all I want to know.
THe killer was from Columbia, not Charleston. And he had mental illness.
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Old 05-06-2016, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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New Orleans - I'd go every year for a weekend and soak up the scene, but I'd never want to live down there.

Las Vegas - I used to really enjoy Vegas, less so now, but a city defined by phony sites and pilfering hard earned money is not where I'd want to live

Honolulu - what a beautiful, culturally-amazing place. But due to the ridiculous prices, tight quarters and heavy tourism, I don't think I could live there.
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Old 05-08-2016, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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THe killer was from Columbia, not Charleston. And he had mental illness.
Mental illness ? Ha lol
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Old 05-08-2016, 09:39 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I've been living in the DC area for decades and I don't think it's unlivable at all.

It's expensive but not nearly as expensive as the NYC and SF bay areas.
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Old 05-09-2016, 03:54 PM
 
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LA is unlivable for me because I refuse to spend my life in traffic.

San Francisco and New York because of their prices, but maybe some day....

And Chicago because of its horrific winters lol
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Old 05-09-2016, 05:14 PM
 
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new orleans - amazing food, architecture,music but seems to be very poorly run and way too many drinking opportunities. i would be in AA soon

manhattan- great place to visit, amazing restaurants and nightlife and history. I hate the weather there but I would have loved to have lived there in a more interesting age like the 1920s or 1950s-1960s with all the all night cafeterias and greenwich village clubs and the beats, even the 1970s with punk, all the discos, downtown art scene, lamama, all the artists still able to afford to live in manhattan. 1970s was supposedly a time of the citys decline, now manhattan is rich, super expensive and its bland

las vegas-one of the funnest cities in america but I think it would get old really fast, not much of an intellectual population i would imagine. another city where I end up an alcoholic and probably broke

savannah-gorgeous architecture, great weather near the beaches, but way too much drinking and bars in a small radius, I would be dead

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Old 05-09-2016, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Hyde Park, Los Angeles
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Never had the experience of traveling the country (yet), but...

The city of Norwalk, CA - nice, quiet, and bleh. In fact, that city is too suburban.
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Old 05-10-2016, 01:24 PM
 
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Guys go on! very interesting theme! I`ve noticed you considering basically with the point of affortable/non affortable. What about weather/jobs?
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