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Old 08-26-2017, 08:35 AM
 
Location: I is where I is
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Parts of Gary are ghetto. Most underrated city in country.
Whatever you say, but I'd say not
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Old 08-27-2017, 10:39 AM
 
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Underrated on many levels. Gary has the following assets.

Best location in the nation
Nexus of east west travel
Busiest rail/trucking corridor in country
New immigration/customs facility at Gary airport
New Gary Jet Center rising
Home of Boeings corporate fleet
Rumors that Southwest Airlines will soon start commercial operations at airport
Highest biodiversity in Midwest
One of the most beautiful national parks
A 6 mile beach with insane views of the most beautiful skyline on Earth
A thriving Indiana University campus
Three South Shore stations
Casinos
The nation's largest steel mill
The most unique topography in Chicagoland
Chicagoland culture, Indiana taxes
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Old 08-27-2017, 12:28 PM
 
Location: I is where I is
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Underrated on many levels. Gary has the following assets.

Best location in the nation
Nexus of east west travel
Busiest rail/trucking corridor in country
New immigration/customs facility at Gary airport
New Gary Jet Center rising
Home of Boeings corporate fleet
Rumors that Southwest Airlines will soon start commercial operations at airport
Highest biodiversity in Midwest
One of the most beautiful national parks
A 6 mile beach with insane views of the most beautiful skyline on Earth
A thriving Indiana University campus
Three South Shore stations
Casinos
The nation's largest steel mill
The most unique topography in Chicagoland
Chicagoland culture, Indiana taxes
Best location in the Nation, I think you might be on something...

You list a rumor as an asset, end of discussion.

Is Gary the only city with Casinos in the US, didn't think so.

There are MANY MANY other beaches most people would rather be at also.

I think you're super excited about where you're currently at, and that's great. But please, Gary is nowhere near a paradise, and definitely is not the most underrated.
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Old 08-27-2017, 05:07 PM
 
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Ok, how about being where the largest lake/freshwater (25% of wolds Sweetwater) kisses the sun. The two things you need for life, freshwater and the sun meet at Marquette Park in Gary. Pretty powerful location no?
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Old 08-28-2017, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Yeah, no.

I'm glad you're happy in Gary but good luck convincing the rest of us.
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Old 08-28-2017, 09:19 AM
 
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Ok, how about being where the largest lake/freshwater (25% of wolds Sweetwater) kisses the sun. The two things you need for life, freshwater and the sun meet at Marquette Park in Gary. Pretty powerful location no?
Do you think people looking to move into a nice location really care about this? If so, you might be a tad delusional.

There are plenty of freshwater lakes, rivers, etc... where the sun shines. Please quit now
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Old 08-28-2017, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Ok, how about being where the largest lake/freshwater (25% of wolds Sweetwater) kisses the sun. The two things you need for life, freshwater and the sun meet at Marquette Park in Gary. Pretty powerful location no?
This could describe basically anywhere on the Great Lakes.

Traditionally Rust Belt larger cities like Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and even Detroit have come back and have some good places to live at a fraction of the cost of coastal metros.
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Old 08-28-2017, 07:37 PM
 
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No it can't. Look at a map, Gary sits at the southern tip of the lakes. It is really (one of?) the vortex of North America. And it happens to lie within the country's largest inland metropolis, but in the part that is fiscally sound. I'm usually about 10 years ahead, remember this thread when you start hearing more and more about Gary.

People are still poopooing Detroit's remarkable rebirth, so not surprising.

Anyhow, the fact is that the New York Times travel section just published an article about Gary and it's beach. So I'm not alone in seeing what's there.
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Old 08-28-2017, 07:45 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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And it happens to lie within the country's largest inland metropolis, but in the part that is fiscally sound. I'm usually about 10 years ahead, remember this thread when you start hearing more and more about Gary.
You do realize that if Chicago's fiscal issues were to cause the city to economically collapse that what's left of Gary would be catastrophically ****ed even more than it already is, don't you?

That being said, I expect to see the South Side's rebirth long before Gary's rebirth.
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Old 08-28-2017, 08:57 PM
 
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You do realize that if Chicago's fiscal issues were to cause the city to economically collapse that what's left of Gary would be catastrophically ****ed even more than it already is, don't you?

That being said, I expect to see the South Side's rebirth long before Gary's rebirth.
Couldn't disagree more. Study Gary's history. It was only founded in 1906. Chicago was founded due to the river when water still ruled the transportation world. Gary was founded due to rail travel.

Gary has it's own trajectory in the country, albeit tied closely to Chicago. But if Chicago collapsed, Gary would benefit. Gary is where Chicago should have been, but the Chicago River was too useful.

And for what it's worth, the ongoing revival of Gary/Northwest Indiana is actually good for Chicago. Downtown workers can dream of Hoosier 3digit real estate taxes. That alone explains what's about to pop in Gary.
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