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View Poll Results: How do you feel about your current city?
Love it here, setting up roots in the area 125 50.81%
Its alright, im content for now 73 29.67%
Hate it or highly dislike it here.. Im leaving as soon as possible 48 19.51%
Voters: 246. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-26-2016, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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Yeah what 812accucheck said! Austin beats every city hands down. You guys don't have near the population that we have, or the transportation either. NYC, Chicago are laughable compared to Austin transit! And food.... man where to begin. Whataburger bro.... it tops everything including New Orleans.
haha, I also heard the film industry in Austin makes Hollywood look like a joke.
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Old 10-27-2016, 10:11 AM
 
Location: 352
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Been in DC/Nova since May for an internship (not in politics), and it ends this week. Originally from South Carolina. Didn't care for DC at first, came for the company. I had a lot of preconceived stereotypes (too expensive, too political, all work no play, youll undoubtedly get mugged, traffic traffic traffic, monuments get boring, the usual).

Well DC was okay at first once I got here, but I got some real homesickness and had to jet back to SC for a week. Now...I'm loving it and don't want to go. I was wrong on those stereotypes for the most part.

Alexandria is awesome and I love it here. The area hasn't been as expensive as I was anticipating either, especially being on an intern salary. The Metro robs you of course, but my rent has been stellar and I'm in a great, clean house in a great, clean neighborhood. My commute has only been 10-15 minutes too.

I'm aware of the horrendous traffic, but luckily I haven't really had to sit in it yet, no matter the day or time. I also love how there is an abundance of prosperous, business oriented AA's here, which unfortunately is not as strong in SC.

The DC area is 6 million people, but it doesn't feel like it. Fairfax hasn't "felt" like 1.1 million people. NOVA is built more like SC than NYC which I like, and DC proper is just cosmopolitan enough. I love tall buildings, but the DC uniformity has grown on me. Gravelly Park is probably my favorite place ever. DCA and Union Station is convenient.

Hopefully I can get back here, at least for a bit. Just too many positives with the area. No Zaxbys and no Publix is a negative, but I can live. The congressional district I'm in has the highest life expectancy and DC being the fittest metro has even prompted me to get more active.

DC/Nova and SC, I've enjoyed my time in both.

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I live in beautiful Charleston, S.C. absolutely love it. Can't think of any other place I would rather live.
Woot woot. I wish the job market was a little stronger and Charleston is more on expensive side for SC incomes, but either way it's still my favorite and I could be back there are some point.
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Old 10-28-2016, 06:54 AM
 
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haha, I also heard the film industry in Austin makes Hollywood look like a joke.
Did you know Friday Night Lights was filmed in this city. Stop trying to find bad stuff about this city, there is none
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Old 10-28-2016, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Really like the NOVA area.
Hated Texas (except Austin)
Would love to live west soon.
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Old 10-28-2016, 10:04 AM
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Did you know Friday Night Lights was filmed in this city. Stop trying to find bad stuff about this city, there is none
But there's plenty bad about Charlotte, right? Yeah...Austin is clearly the greatest city in America.
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Old 10-28-2016, 05:04 PM
 
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But there's plenty bad about Charlotte, right? Yeah...Austin is clearly the greatest city in America.
Wrong. Wrong. Greatest city in the world.
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Old 10-28-2016, 05:07 PM
 
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Did you know Friday Night Lights was filmed in this city. Stop trying to find bad stuff about this city, there is none
Ooh. I got one. I got one! I have an answer. I'd like to solve the puzzle. One thing wrong with Austin is that you live there and there are too many people like you that are sickly obsessed with Austin. Do I win the grand prize?

If I may continue, it's hot AF. Like disgustingly hot in summer. Traffic sucks. It's in Texas. It's an overgrown college town.
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Old 10-29-2016, 12:17 AM
 
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From Chicago moved to Austin Texas.

Absolutely love it here.

Pros: Startef a great career here. Economy is booming. Growth is unbelievable.. city is expected to double by 2040. Love the weather. The people. TEX MEX. TExas Stars hockey. The affordability of the suburbs coming from Chicago- amazing to see what your money can get you in comparison. Cost of living being lower for us. Texas- love the culture/proudness. Close to 3 other major cities and plenty of great college towns/hill country towns.

Cons: currently lacks "big" city amenities such as valuable public transportation, no big museums, no pro sports. Traffic. Road infrastructure. Lack of some foods (Italian beef sandwiches, cheese fries as we know em', quality pizza etc).

Have no plans on going anywhere
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Old 10-29-2016, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I was trying to light the forum up a little but it seemed like it backfired mostly. Lol... anyways I'll say this, Austin isn't a bad place to visit/live. We are no NYC, LA, Chicago, ect. Don't expect to much diversity, mass transit, high density everywhere. Austin is what it is and that's what I love about the place.
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Old 10-29-2016, 12:48 AM
 
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Eastern Kansas. I love it here, but not sure if I will stay here my whole life. I would like to try living in a major city someday, or perhaps somewhere out west. My ancestors moved here about 130 years ago from Wisconsin and we have been here ever since.

Pros
+COL
+friendly people
+scenic area (woods, Hilly, lots of ponds and reservoirs)
+politically moderate, seem to be few far right or far left people
+good fishing and hunting

Cons
-weather (hot summers, cold winters; this whole year has been very mild though)
-can be boring, but KC is one hour drive, Lawrence and Manhattan are both 45 minutes, all above average cities for their population. Topeka has also seen a lot of improvements in the last decade but doesn't quite compare.
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