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Old 03-22-2018, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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They are not. Strictly utilitarian, like most things built in Houston.

There are actually a lot of trees in the city, though.

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They should design part of a US highway to look like Rainbow Road in Mario Kart. That would be sick!
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Old 03-22-2018, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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They should design part of a US highway to look like Rainbow Road in Mario Kart. That would be sick!
People would drive off the edges when they look at their phones instead of the roads. Plus the Koopa shells and banana peels. Sounds rough, but the commute to the burbs will be a little more exciting. I can only support it.
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Old 03-22-2018, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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And, how are they rated?
Neither one of them has anybody bending over backwards to mention the beautiful scenery in each, even though there is some in each; frankly there isn't a ton of anything terribly unique in either one. If somebody were to call one or the other among the prettiest cities in the country, they would likely be met with confusion, and if they were to be called among the ugliest, that opinion would be considered subjective at best.

Milwaukee has a fair amount of a trees, a couple of rivers, and a very nice lakefront (which isn't anything that anybody shouldn't be expecting).

Detroit is pretty darn flat, it does have a unique look IMO, and the view of the city from Windsor is hard to beat (but IMO that doesn't necessarily qualify as "scenery", when you're looking at buildings from across a river). The Detroit River is nice, but it does have a relative lack of trees. Lake St. Clair is indeed enchanting, and some of the outer suburbs have some rolling topography and even a few stands of forest. However, many of these things are to be (and should be) expected when one thinks of "SE Michigan".

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I was asking that poster specifically about Detroit and Milwaukee, as he (or she) seemed to be all-knowing.
One sharing their opinions does not make them all-knowing. If my takes on either are inaccurate in your opinion, feel free to rebut.
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Old 03-22-2018, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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I'd say Philly. The wide-reaching reputation and the actual city simply do not mesh. Parts of the city are fabulous.
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Old 03-22-2018, 06:38 PM
 
Location: plano
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Most over rated
NYC, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Ohio

Most under rated
Nashville, Franklin, Tn and Bentonville Arkansas
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Old 03-22-2018, 07:04 PM
 
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Atlanta is not nearly as beautiful as people on this site claim. Much of it is really quite ugly.
How so
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Old 03-22-2018, 07:14 PM
 
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How so
I lived there and agree, no mtn views, no body of water...... but I've experienced CA coast and New England Mtns and FL coast so maybe it's perspective.. what's so special about Atlanta that is unique or different or photo OP worthy beautiful and please nobody outside of CD pulls at strings and talks about "tree canopy".

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Old 03-22-2018, 08:25 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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I lived there and agree, no mtn views, no body of water...... but I've experienced CA coast and New England Mtns and FL coast so maybe it's perspective.. what's so special about Atlanta that is unique or different or photo OP worthy beautiful and please nobody outside of CD pulls at strings and talks about "tree canopy".
Why not, considering how magnificent the tree canopy is?
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Old 03-22-2018, 08:33 PM
 
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Portland Maine is very very very underrated.
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Old 03-23-2018, 05:53 AM
 
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Why not, considering how magnificent the tree canopy is?
That tree canopy looks the same in Charlotte and parts of many cities in the Appalachians or the foothills so it isn't unique to one city in any way. The entire mountain range is prettt much one giant tree canopy.

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