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Old 01-09-2017, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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Virginia: Charlottesville.
Can't hate on Monticello...
Sure you can, it was owned by a white male slave owner who stood for the patriarchy and American hegemony blah blah blah...
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Old 01-09-2017, 04:10 PM
 
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I don't think Ohio has a clear winner. If we are choosing from strictly urban areas and not college towns or rural areas then it comes down to the three C's. All three are pretty distinct and have a lot to offer in my opinion.
I don't disagree with you that the Theee C's are each great, but unfortunately the perception of Cincinnati and Cleveland still seems negative, even from some inside the state. That seems to be changing though.
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Old 01-09-2017, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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I don't disagree with you that the Theee C's are each great, but unfortunately the perception of Cincinnati and Cleveland still seems negative, even from some inside the state. That seems to be changing though.
If we are being over the top with wide sweeping and sensationalized negative stereotypes...

Cleveland = festering post-industrial ghetto
Columbus = bland, cowtown/one generic suburb
Cincinnati = provincial, hyper conservative/decaying river city

So I think that Columbus definitely has negative stereotypes and that they are just different a set of stereotypes than that of Cleveland or Cincinnati.
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Old 01-09-2017, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Colorado: Fort Collins. I never hear anything bad said about it, it is just center enough to not be hated politically, not large enough to be a pain, not small enough to be considered a cowtown. Though, I have my personal complaints...

California: San Diego. It's not LA, so it gets points just for that. Again, middle of the road politically, is kind of bland, not too much to upset people one way or another (except for proximity to Tijuana).

Washington: Bellingham. Considered a bucolic paradise by Seattle's standards (you could say the same about Wenatchee (barf) or Port Townsend). Washington has a deep east-west divide, Olympia is the capital, and though it is a nice city, it isn't brought up much (positively or negatively), Seattle/Tacoma/Everett/Bellevue/etc all have their urban/suburban drawbacks, nobody even knows Vancouver, WA exists, and Centralia/Chehalis and Kelso/Longview are considered gross. In Eastern WA, Spokane is looked at with similar fervor as Detroit, Pullman is a literal bump in the road, the Tri-Cities are very unknown, and Yakima is considered gross.
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Old 01-09-2017, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta, GA
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Savannah. Even though Atlanta is liked by many, there are a lot of folks in the more rural areas that hate it!!
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Old 01-09-2017, 07:36 PM
 
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If we are being over the top with wide sweeping and sensationalized negative stereotypes...

Cleveland = festering post-industrial ghetto
Columbus = bland, cowtown/one generic suburb
Cincinnati = provincial, hyper conservative/decaying river city

So I think that Columbus definitely has negative stereotypes and that they are just different a set of stereotypes than that of Cleveland or Cincinnati.
True, but I think given the choice of the negative looks at the 3, I think Cowtown/bland has better ring to it to more people, even though negative, than the other unfair stereotypes do. But, I also tend to think Columbus is probably less known overall because of that than the others. Cleveland might be the most talked about recently as it has been on the National Stage a lot over the past year, so it may qualify also. All 3 cities are doing great things though so hopefully people will take notice!!
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:15 PM
 
Location: USA
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Connecticut is pretty hard since most of our cities are crummy. Our suburbs are the most loved and praised since the quality of life is drastically higher than our cities. If I had to choose I would say either New Haven or Stamford.
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:59 PM
 
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Sure you can, it was owned by a white male slave owner who stood for the patriarchy and American hegemony blah blah blah...
Well...
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Philly. I've never heard someone say they hated Philly. Most describe the city as a smaller version of NYC.
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:41 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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I would say the best liked city in Texas is San Antonio among Texans and Austin outside of it. There are plenty of Texans who like Austin or Dallas or Fort Worth or Houston or RL Paso, etc.,more than San Antonio but that city is probably the least controversial. Among people I met outside of Texas, Austin seems to be the favorite by a long shot, even though many of those people who prefer Austin has never been to Texas, much less outside of Austin.
This is the truth, although Austin is also very popular with Texan Transplants like myself, San Antonio seems to be the favorite of your typical born and raised Texan.
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