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Old 07-18-2017, 10:16 AM
 
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What about cities like Wichita , Lincoln , and Omaha ? These places ( unless I'm mistaken ) have always been considered a bit podunk when compared to their coastal counterparts , so I think it's reasonable to assume that they aren't major centers of gentrification .
Kind of rude. Considered "podunk" by those who don't know better, perhaps? I've been to these cities...Lincoln is major university city and the state capital, Omaha is a city of half a million people, and Wichita....don't know it well.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Back in the Mitten. Formerly NC
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What's the deal with Great Lakes cities like Buffalo and Detroit ? I think I've read that the Downtown area of Detroit is going through a renaissance , but the city as a whole doesn't seem to be thriving . Buffalo seems to be the same way from afar at any rate .
For Detroit, it is limited to a few neighborhoods. However, the inner ring suburbs, which for decades were considered as undesirable as Detroit, have become very in-demand and people have been priced out of almost all of them.
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Old 07-18-2017, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Yakima WA
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As to the Sunbelt I do think that Las Vegas has gentrified its historic downtown area by Fremont Street even as the Strip has grown and developed.
The joke in Las Vegas is they made downtown a nicer place for the homeless.
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Old 07-18-2017, 01:50 PM
 
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Kind of rude. Considered "podunk" by those who don't know better, perhaps? I've been to these cities...Lincoln is major university city and the state capital, Omaha is a city of half a million people, and Wichita....don't know it well.
I'm not saying those cities are podunk , I was just referring to their reputation . I mean they are in the middle of so called flyover country , so I don't think it's rude to state that they are considered to be podunk by many .
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Old 07-18-2017, 01:54 PM
 
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Omaha actually had a really influential indie rock scene in the early 2000s. I think it's mostly gone now, but there's definitely still "hip" neighborhoods there.
Do those hip neighborhoods cover a significant amount of the city ? Or are they just little pockets tucked away here and there ?
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Old 07-18-2017, 02:01 PM
 
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I'm not saying those cities are podunk , I was just referring to their reputation . I mean they are in the middle of so called flyover country , so I don't think it's rude to state that they are considered to be podunk by many .
Lovely explanation...that makes it all better. In explaining rude, you became more rude. It's not my place to raise the consciousness of those on this forum, who have no problem dismissing one third of the country, and the millions of people who live there. Elitism is ugly.
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Old 07-18-2017, 02:11 PM
 
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Lovely explanation...that makes it all better. In explaining rude, you became more rude. It's not my place to raise the consciousness of those on this forum, who have no problem dismissing one third of the country, and the millions of people who live there. Elitism is ugly.

Come on dude ( or dudette if you happen to be female ) there's no reason to get offended over the use of words like podunk and flyover .
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Old 07-18-2017, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Do those hip neighborhoods cover a significant amount of the city ? Or are they just little pockets tucked away here and there ?
They clearly have some neighborhoods. Look around this business district. I see two breweries, a bycicle repair shop, a coffee house, several vintage shops, art galleries, tattoo places, a natural food store, ramen bar, independent theatre, and many bars. Here's a local guide to the neighborhood.
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Old 07-18-2017, 06:32 PM
 
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Lovely explanation...that makes it all better. In explaining rude, you became more rude. It's not my place to raise the consciousness of those on this forum, who have no problem dismissing one third of the country, and the millions of people who live there. Elitism is ugly.
You're taking this personally when you really shouldn't. I'm from the rural South which would be considered podunk by a lot of people as well and that's just the reality; it doesn't offend me if someone points that out.
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Old 07-18-2017, 07:39 PM
 
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You're taking this personally when you really shouldn't. I'm from the rural South which would be considered podunk by a lot of people as well and that's just the reality; it doesn't offend me if someone points that out.
Not taking it personally. I just find it a little ridiculous, that one can dismiss an entire population of people, because they feel superior because of where they live. Actually, I find it a lot ridiculous.
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