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Old 03-28-2018, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I'm assuming there are other nerds on this forum that watch peoples drone footage videoing their city / suburb on YouTube. If you haven't it's kind of cool because it's a quick way to get a birds eye view of a place you've never been or probably won't visit soon. What are some things you've noticed that surprised you?

Here's some of the things that shocked me:

1. Alabama and Tennessee cities have a really good natural setting. It's cool how they fit between all the ridges full of trees. Also they were better up kept than I was expecting.
2. Great Plains cities have a pretty decent amount of still functional old buildings which make up a lot of the downtown. Outside of the downtown and it seems like everything only has one story and there's lots of small 1950's homes. They seem clean, but not focused on aesthetics.
3. 90% of homes in Florida have a pool
4. Massachusetts didn't seem as aged as I thought it would. It looks like people have a lot of money to keep everything really maintained. Newark was the city that fit my idea of what the east coast would look like. I really want to see it!
5. People did not move to Texas because the cities were pretty. Lots of parking lots, 60s - 70s box looking buildings, flat as a pancake, not much for trees

I think it's good to look at small cities and suburbs too because it seems that for big cities, they just focus on the downtown skyline, which doesn't really give you a good idea of what the average citizen sees on a daily basis.
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:55 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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5. People did not move to Texas because the cities were pretty. Lots of parking lots, 60s - 70s box looking buildings, flat as a pancake, not much for trees.
Same old, same old.
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Old 03-29-2018, 07:20 AM
 
Location: New York City
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I don't know if Newark would be my number 1 pick of East Coast cities to visit...
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Old 03-29-2018, 07:38 AM
 
Location: DMV Area
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Same old, same old.
I guess the truth hurts when it doesn't fit Texan's narratives about its major cities The only Texan cities that are generally aesthetically pleasing are El Paso and Austin
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Old 03-29-2018, 07:56 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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I'm assuming there are other nerds on this forum that watch peoples drone footage videoing their city / suburb on YouTube. If you haven't it's kind of cool because it's a quick way to get a birds eye view of a place you've never been or probably won't visit soon. What are some things you've noticed that surprised you?

Here's some of the things that shocked me:

1. Alabama and Tennessee cities have a really good natural setting. It's cool how they fit between all the ridges full of trees. Also they were better up kept than I was expecting.
2. Great Plains cities have a pretty decent amount of still functional old buildings which make up a lot of the downtown. Outside of the downtown and it seems like everything only has one story and there's lots of small 1950's homes. They seem clean, but not focused on aesthetics.
3. 90% of homes in Florida have a pool
4. Massachusetts didn't seem as aged as I thought it would. It looks like people have a lot of money to keep everything really maintained. Newark was the city that fit my idea of what the east coast would look like. I really want to see it!
5. People did not move to Texas because the cities were pretty. Lots of parking lots, 60s - 70s box looking buildings, flat as a pancake, not much for trees

I think it's good to look at small cities and suburbs too because it seems that for big cities, they just focus on the downtown skyline, which doesn't really give you a good idea of what the average citizen sees on a daily basis.
Yeah, the pools in Florida are over kill lol. When I lived there I had a pool, all my neighbors had pools, the neighborhood had a pool, the city had a pool, and the school had a pool. Meanwhile we'd always go to beach, or to the springs to actually go swimming.
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Old 03-29-2018, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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This is my suburb.





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiJYeQBBQC0

What do you make of that?
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Old 03-29-2018, 09:41 AM
 
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This is my suburb.





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiJYeQBBQC0

What do you make of that?
Shorewood is beautiful, especially along Lake Drive. You should share that, if you can.
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Old 03-29-2018, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Shorewood is beautiful, especially along Lake Drive. You should share that, if you can.
I don't care for the existing Shorewood drone footage. Perhaps I should make one.
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Old 03-29-2018, 09:55 AM
 
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I don't care for the existing Shorewood drone footage. Perhaps I should make one.
Not just Shorewood along Lake Drive, but parts of Milwaukee along Lake Drive, as well. The east side is stunning.
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Old 03-29-2018, 11:03 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I don't know if Newark would be my number 1 pick of East Coast cities to visit...
Newark does have some interesting architecture, but nothing you can't find more and better examples of elsewhere in the NYC metro area.

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I guess the truth hurts when it doesn't fit Texan's narratives about its major cities The only Texan cities that are generally aesthetically pleasing are El Paso and Austin
I wanted to look at some drone footage of Houston, but Youtube is spammed with flood footage of the city. I wanted to see what it looks like normally.
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