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Old 01-07-2017, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Northlake
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Mines was Columbus, Ohio. Went out there for a week for a conference and fell in love with the place. Great atmosphere and beautiful city. I practically found something to do almost every night downtown. The nightlife was great.
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Old 01-08-2017, 07:34 PM
 
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Charleston, IL
I was expecting to be a compact, hipster-looking college town with a laid-back "come as you are" vibe. Comparable to a miniaturized Madison, WI. Instead, I found myself in an intimidating, forlorn, tired-looking place. Full of trashy liquor stores, fast food chains, abandoned rail lines, boarded-up windows, parking lots, and cliquey dive bars. Not friendly at all. Like something straight out of the movie "Straw Dogs" (2011 ver.) or an isolated Fundie colony.
I've never even heard of that town, it's got around 20,000 people and is in the middle of nowhere central Illinois. Why would you think it was like Madison??
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Old 01-08-2017, 08:46 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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My hometown: NYC. It's mostly small working class neighborhoods made up of regular people trying to survive in a place that gets more expensive every minute.
I agree. I don't know if NYC has the biggest stereotypes about it, but ALOT of people (including some here on CD who should know better) think that NYC = Midtown Manhattan.

Of all the threads that were off base about NYC, I would say the one that NYC has no wildlife was by far the biggest.
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Old 01-08-2017, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Default Boston chaotic?

What does chaotic even mean? That there were people walking around? That's what makes for an interesting city. Empty streets do not. Have you ever been to New York? Comparatively Boston is quite ordered. Other than in the winter/early spring, Boston is not a dirty city.
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Old 01-09-2017, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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Mine would probably be Amsterdam. A lot of people describe it as a utopian society where legalization has solved many problems. My experience was a lot of thugs openly peddling cocaine, ecstasy and other hard drugs literally every thirty feet. Tons of homeless people. Very much seems like a live and let live city.

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Mines was Columbus, Ohio. Went out there for a week for a conference and fell in love with the place. Great atmosphere and beautiful city. I practically found something to do almost every night downtown. The nightlife was great.
I think one benefit of being off a lot of people's radar is that our city tends to exceed people's expectations when they actually spend some time here. Glad you enjoyed yourself
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