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Old 02-06-2019, 10:18 AM
 
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I understand that. I understand which cities are liberal (by majority), and which are not. I'm sick, though, of people, who think it's their job to tell us where to live, because they believe where they are is superior. I realize, as well, though, that people on this Forum, only represent themselves, and I think, they need to have a better understanding of that. Honestly, many are very, very, thinly disguised bullies.
I have a bigger issue with people telling me where NOT to live. To me, city boosters are fine. It is posters who take every opportunity to tear down a place that they personally don't like which I find sickening.
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:22 AM
 
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That most certainly didn't apply to me during my time there and thankfully I didn't run into *too* many of those types while I was there.
yeah.. I love DC but it's one of the unfortunate prominent "traits" of DC. Where are you from? What school did you go to? What do you do for work? ....... only if those 3 pass then perhaps a what's your name?
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Well one city really comes to mind, based only on posters here, are NOT at all "secure" ...

That is... Chicago. IMO, it's not even close.


I'd say LA, DC, Philadelphia, NYC, Boston, Nashville, Austin, Denver, Seattle are some that come to mind as "secure" based on CityData posters. And somewhat in that order too.

In real life, status, etc. of a city doesn't come up - ever. People generally talk about positive places whether it's a city, a national park, a beach, etc.
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Washington DC
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yeah.. I love DC but it's one of the unfortunate prominent "traits" of DC. Where are you from? What school did you go to? What do you do for work? ....... only if those 3 pass then perhaps a what's your name?
Is that not everywhere though?

In Charlotte, those are the same 3 questions people would ask. Where are you from.... and the cool places to work and go to school... Bank of America/Wells Fargo, UNC Chapel Hill/Duke.

Not sure it's a DC thing rather just normal interaction.
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:41 AM
 
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Well one city really comes to mind, based only on posters here, are NOT at all "secure" ...

That is... Chicago. IMO, it's not even close.


I'd say LA, DC, Philadelphia, NYC, Boston, Nashville, Austin, Denver, Seattle are some that come to mind as "secure" based on CityData posters. And somewhat in that order too.

In real life, status, etc. of a city doesn't come up - ever. People generally talk about positive places whether it's a city, a national park, a beach, etc.
You do your fair amount of boosting of Charlotte....does that make Charlotte insecure? Chicago has a handful of boosters, who usually respond to those, who are critical. Think about it, you're judging Chicago (a city of MILLIONS) by the posts of a handful? Doesn't that just seem silly?
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Well one city really comes to mind, based only on posters here, are NOT at all "secure" ...

That is... Chicago. IMO, it's not even close.


I'd say LA, DC, Philadelphia, NYC, Boston, Nashville, Austin, Denver, Seattle are some that come to mind as "secure" based on CityData posters. And somewhat in that order too.

In real life, status, etc. of a city doesn't come up - ever. People generally talk about positive places whether it's a city, a national park, a beach, etc.
I've noticed Austin, Seattle and Portlanders have the "don't you dare move here, this is my secret" attitude.
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:09 PM
 
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Is that not everywhere though?

In Charlotte, those are the same 3 questions people would ask. Where are you from.... and the cool places to work and go to school... Bank of America/Wells Fargo, UNC Chapel Hill/Duke.

Not sure it's a DC thing rather just normal interaction.
It does exist everywhere but it's much more prevalent and/or ingrained into the local culture in DC where areas in other cities it's more segmented and far fewer.
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:57 PM
 
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Is that not everywhere though?

In Charlotte, those are the same 3 questions people would ask. Where are you from.... and the cool places to work and go to school... Bank of America/Wells Fargo, UNC Chapel Hill/Duke.

Not sure it's a DC thing rather just normal interaction.
You'll eventually get asked those questions in Charlotte in the general course of conversation but they aren't literally among the first questions you'll get asked upon meeting someone new.
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Old 02-06-2019, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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You do your fair amount of boosting of Charlotte....does that make Charlotte insecure? Chicago has a handful of boosters, who usually respond to those, who are critical. Think about it, you're judging Chicago (a city of MILLIONS) by the posts of a handful? Doesn't that just seem silly?

I don't go around telling other smaller cities incessantly why Charlotte is in a higher tier, it's more prestigious, it's more of a big boy city, etc. on every thread I enter into. I boost everything I like. Everyone does. There is talking about something you like and are passionate about. Then there's just being obnoxious and trying to tell everyone else why they suck...

God forbid Atlanta is mentioned in a conversation and some Chicago posters go nuts about what tier it is, who is a big boy city, who is super important, etc. It's crazy. I don't even care for Atlanta and I think the anti-ATL stuff is getting old.

And I'm not judging a city of MILLIONS by a handful of post. I'm saying, based only on post here, it seems like Chicago posters are the more sensitive of people from other places. Not people in real life. I think City-data folks are not at all representative of the overall populace of anywhere.
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:00 PM
 
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Which American cities are most comfortable with themselves. By this I mean, turn inward to how those in the city see themselves....with no regard to how others outside see them.

I'm suggesting cities that are secure enough in their offerings, their urbanity, their ability to be that "complete city" that they themselves feel no real need to compare themselves to others.

These cities respect peer cities and recognize their worth because they are comfortable enough in their own offerings that they don't feel threatened.

These are cities where at least a part (a good part) of their population views them as being the "ultimate city" since they honestly do feel they offer the best urban experience out there.

Remember: we're talking about how insiders see their city; the feelings of outsiders don't count. So any comments made here should reflect on how the city sees itself, not what others think. (obviously that doesn't suggest on any level that one can't comment on a city other than their own....it's just those comments need to be how that city sees itself.)
New York City, of course. We're the best. That's it. End of story. What other city even remotely close matches what NYC provides? IMO, none.
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