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Old 10-11-2018, 11:04 AM
 
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This has to be cities you were only in for a brief time, just a visit. It can't be a city that you moved to.

For me it would be Montreal. I just had spent two weeks in Portugal and the UK and on my way back stopped at Montreal. The first stop in the city was the old town, the most "European" part of Montreal. As I walked around that part neighborhood, while it was nice, I wasn't impressed. I was actually disappointed. Part of it most likely had to do with me having JUST come from Europe. so naturally that part of would not impress compared to what I had just seen in the previous weeks. I was disappointed in what everyone had been telling me was such a cool place, I was finding a bit bleh.

But then I went and explored the gay village, McGill, downtonw, Mt. Royal, and so on. Then I went and ate the food. I fell in love with the city. Such a unique vibe and culture. The people, the attitude, it was just such a cool place. I want to go back and spend a lot more time there. I actually think i could live there!
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Old 10-11-2018, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon (in Transition)
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Pereira, Colombia
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:08 PM
 
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Another one I forgot to mention is Detroit.
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I moved to Indianapolis from Tennessee several years ago. I passed through Louisville, KY several times.

It's nothing special from the interstates, but there is a very cool urban vibe there, vibrant neighborhoods, wonderful dining scene, etc. I visited a lot when I lived in Indianapolis.
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Brew City
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Manhattan, KS. I wasn't expecting much before I got there because, Kansas. But I was pleasantly surprised by the nice little college town. My kids LOVE the public pool there.
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:47 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Miami-Dade
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I guess for me it would be Austin. Unlike many young Texans I had never spent a great deal of time visiting the city, had never done 6th St., and my experience was pretty much limited to the area freeways and a few of its suburbs. On top of that I had never met an Austinite that left any real impression on me, so I never thought much of the place.

But last year I did a two week vacation where I got the opportunity to explore pretty much all of the city and even got around some intown neighborhoods on foot. I was impressed by the level of pedestrian activity (best in the south after MIA and NO) as well as some of the newer architecture downtown, and the natural scenery is indeed really pretty in some parts of town. By the time you leave you're kind of dumbfounded as to why the other TX cities aren't just a bit more like Austin. I wouldn't say I'm in love with the place and I don't see myself ever living there, but I can see why certain people gush over it.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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New Orleans. I felt a bit let down the first time I went to visit. Then I was passing through a second time and really liked it.
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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San Antonio and Sarasota, FL
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