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Old 05-10-2016, 08:33 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Chicago is not really more windy than many other cities. It was named the Windy City because of its blowhard politicians.
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Old 05-10-2016, 10:03 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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guys from LA who wear a fedora and think they're larger than life. Please go back
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Old 05-11-2016, 02:32 PM
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Location: where the good looking people are
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All stereotypes have some element of truth, but how useful are they really?
In the case of the bay area (minus Silicon Valley) they are spot on.
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Old 05-12-2016, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Phoenix stereotype is "sprawling-bland suburbia" is true. It is a very, very spread-out metro area and it is very bland.

I would say 90% of the metropolitan area that is devoloped is beige, single family homes. Most of the devolopments are 2,000 square foot single-level homes with 4 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms on 1/8 acre lots.

They do have mansions and tiny homes but by and large a majority of homes are of similar size with similar postage stamp yards.

There are alot of people who love the set-up Phoenix because it is probubly the least dense or crowded metropolitan area of 4 million people in the devoloped world.

At ground level, Phoenix seems deserted. They have some busy roads, but there is very little traffic on the roads for a city of it's size. There is hardly any foot traffic either.

Just to illustrate to extent of sprawl in Phoenix. The Anthem area of North Phoenix is the 44000 block North. The Ahwataukee area in South Phoenix is 17000 block South. That is just the city of Phoenix proper.

Suprise, AZ to Arizona City, AZ which is where the sprawl begins and ends is 87 miles. From Northwest to Southeast.

It is 103 miles on the interstate from New River, AZ to Arizona City, AZ which is sprawl.

Phoenix is so massive that it just seems to go for ever eternity.
And I would say, you never miss a beat to attempt to make Phoenix look horrible with your faulty assumptions. You are still continuously misinformed despite the dozens of posts made to correct you. Every metro sprawls. Phoenix is certainly not the worst. There are metros over 4 million that sprawl more. There is lots of traffic. 90 percent of homes are not beige. There is lots of multi-family infill projects under construction and in development in downtown/midtown/Tempe/Scottsdale. You add to the problem and it is likely on purpose since you show such disdain for Phoenix.
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Old 05-12-2016, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Most stereotypes have had at least some grain of truth to them at some point in time. Whether or not that exists now or not is debatable.
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Old 05-12-2016, 10:40 AM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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Most stereotypes have had at least some grain of truth to them at some point in time. Whether or not that exists now or not is debatable.
This is true. Places change and stereotypes sometimes outlive their truth. Indianapolis, Kansas City, and Sacaramento are three cities I can think of where that is the case.
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