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Old 10-12-2018, 01:02 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Los Angeles, where I live now I didn't care for the city or California in general when I lived on the East Coast, but then My job brought me out to the high desert area, and I began going to LA on the weekends, and started liking the city, but not exactly loving it. Then when given the chance to move anywhere in the country I decided to give LA a chance as I've never lived here, but frequented it very often. It didn't take me long to freakin fall in love with this place. I realized there are so many beautiful places in close proximity that I had never discovered, and to this day less than a year later i'm still amazed at how many beautiful interesting places that I hadn't discovered before.

When I first moved here in February I would go outside everyday in awe at just how perfect the weather was, I couldn't believe I had no idea how nice it was, and I had been here so many times as fall has arrived I have the same reaction when I go outside today. It makes it so hard for me to even stay inside, or even sleep during the day because I felt I should be outside enjoying the sunshine, and blue skies. The weather makes me much happier as an individual as well when the weather is really nice I get very upbeat, and share my enthusiasm with the people around me, and they began to realize how beautiful it is too, and they get happy as well. I even feel attached to the city now, and understand that most people will never know this city until one lives here so i've come to understand why many don't think too fondly of the city as they've most likely experienced the city.

Thinking about it I've never been to any city I didn't like i've always had a blast when visiting, but some I like better than others, I fell in love with Chicago, and St. Louis as well.
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Old 10-14-2018, 12:03 AM
 
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Phoenix: boring at first but really liked it due to its people and its vibe
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Old 10-14-2018, 06:55 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Another for Phoenix as well. I had a lot pre-conceived ideas about Phoenix before actually visiting for the first time. It was also my first time in the Sonoran Desert, so I arrived coming to expect the sunbelt sprawl, but I had no idea how gorgeous the Valley of the Sun was. Driving the modem freeways around the valley at sunset made the skies and surrounding mountain ranges shaded in beautiful color silhouetted by saguaro cacti was a pretty captivating moment and any negative thoughts I had about the place seemed to melt away. I thought it was going to be soulless place, but there are a lot of beautiful, scenic, and attractive areas around the valley that make it unique that I grew to love Phoenix and the valley after that. It's downtown is improving with a lot of new infill, as are Tempe and Scottsdale.
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Old 10-14-2018, 09:35 AM
 
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My first visit to Chicago was horrible. I thought it was a crime ridden hell hole.

When I visited there as an adult I knew I would have to live there one day.
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Old 10-14-2018, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Phoenix: boring at first but really liked it due to its people and its vibe
I used to travel to various cities throughout the west on business, and despite all of my visits to Phoenix being in the middle of the summer, I always looked forward to going there because of the nice people.
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Old 10-14-2018, 09:16 PM
 
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Raleigh, NC
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Old 10-17-2018, 03:52 PM
 
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I was not that impressed with Roswell,New Mexico but i went back one time and i knew that I have to live there someday possibly.I fell in love with Roswell.
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Old 10-17-2018, 04:05 PM
 
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Orlando, FL
St. Petersburg, FL
Omaha, NE
Savannah, GA
Boise, ID
Providence, RI
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Old 10-18-2018, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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Atlanta.

At first, it was a sprawling suburb with nice strip malls. After a while, and in experiencing the more hidden enclaves and more time on the Beltline, I began to feel a certain kind of way. Probabaly my favorite southern city not named Charleston/Savannah.

If only it had more daytime/nighttime buzz.
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:32 AM
 
Location: From the Middle East of the USA
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Memphis, TN
Knoxville, TN

Love both of these Tennessee cities. Didn't at first, but great people and had tons of fun in both places.
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