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Old 11-08-2008, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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Indianapolis is a good candidate for a city that his happy the way it is. Indianapolis is moderately laid back. Skycrapers are seen here but their arent that many as compared to other cities of the same size. Indy people do kind of the same thing. In ways Indianapolis seems small and in other ways it is HUGE. The Upper class do somewhate seperate themselves from the rest of us and most people can mix together. there are a fair number of mansions here. Indianapolis is a city full of history and Character to. and i also agree the people of indianapolis do try to keep it the same way also.
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Old 11-11-2008, 03:15 PM
 
Location: The Lone Star State
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I don't know but Austin should have stayed that way and it would be a lot better today. Instead it's declined and overrated now.
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Old 11-13-2008, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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I agree with you went to Austin twice once back in 2000 and in 2007 and it was totally different.
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Old 11-13-2008, 02:59 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Philadelphia Metro- it has no want or interest for what happens in other places. It doesn't care about anywhere else but Philly. It never changes. I could come back 25 years from now and it'll look exactly the same. Thats why it'll always be dirty, corrupt and stagnant.
Right,and also remember ignorance is bliss...
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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How about Honolulu? I think they're pretty happy the way they are.
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Old 12-16-2008, 05:20 PM
 
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I would also like to add Raleigh. For a city its size it doesn't have that remarkable of a skyline. It is commited to research and technology, fields that have made it what it is today. It is diversifying its economy and is growinf rapidly but is not losing its flavor. The field of education is huge in this area since it does have the first public institution in the U.S., UNC Chapel Hill. I think Raleigh would qualify.
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Old 12-16-2008, 07:23 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Definitely New Orleans. N.O. thinks that is the world and is set in its ways, anything modern is almost tabboo. It's good in as many was as it is bad as it preserves the culture and historical aspects of the city but can hinder the rebuilding process. The rest of the state thinks we're backwards. I think we're on pause.
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Here
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A city that is "happy" with the way it is? Does this have to mean no sky-scrapers, or just really happy being itself - or- not trying to be something it's not? well, New York city has always been happy with the way it is, did NY ever try to be something it wasn't? did it ever seem not "happy" being NY? just because the place likes tall buildings does it make a place "unhappy"? with itself?
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Old 01-20-2009, 04:35 PM
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Rome,GA. It has three colleges and yet it doesn't feel like a college town. I see alot of things in that city that remind me that I'm not in metro Atlanta. I don't see alot of progress there.
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Old 01-20-2009, 04:41 PM
 
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Which cities do you think are happy the way they are and dont try to be something they arnt?

I ask this cause the city of Albuquerque is so laid back and content with the way they are that they dont try to build skyscrapers and try to act like a larger city. The people here still treat this place like a small town and the upper class dont seperate themselves from the rest of us but blend in and everyone mixes together.There really arnt big mansions here like in other cities and Albuquerque is so full of history and character that I think they try to keep it that way as much as possible.

So what other cities are like this and which cities are opposite?
I know many people in Albuquerque want rapid growth, and aspire to be the next Phoenix. Why? Who knows!
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