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Old 06-12-2008, 10:21 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Now this is a thread for everyone to join in on and tell everybody whats interesting in your city,whats currently going on,what attractions is there, cool facts, and what the future has in store.


-Albuquerque,New Mexico-

Our population hit over the 500,000 mark.

Our city and surrounding areas are growing and building is going on everywhere,I've lived here for 3 years and I've seen so much built that I wonder if the city ever grew before.

We host the largest hot air balloon festival every year and draws over 700,000 people every year, even when the balloon festival is not taking place you can still see locals flying there balloons above the city early in the morning.

#1 fittest city, you ought to see how packed the gyms get here.

We have a mild climate,over 310 days of sunshine a year and low low himidity, we are also the second mile high city so the sun is very intense.

Albuquerque is a mix of Native American,Spanish,Mexican and Anglo cultures and the food is great, we have New Mexican food which is a blend of all the above.

we have the 10,600 ft peak Sandia mountains on the east side and desert,mesas and a couple of small volcanoes with lots of lava rock on the west side of the city.

we have Route 66,several casinos,minor league sports,hiking,biking,skiing,
it dosent snow too much in the city but the mountains will always have some when you want it.

We have the largest movie studio outside of Hollywood and we have a couple sitcoms shot in our city--Breaking Bad and some Terminator tv series, and lots of movies filmed here.Lions Gate is also building a studio in a suburb of ABQ.Sony Pictures Imageworks also relocated here.

We also have a part of town that is gonna be home to 100,000 people in the future as they transform the desert into a live/work type thing.[SIZE=4]Mesa del Sol[/SIZE]

#1 city for open space and parks

We have a couple of skyscrapers proposed,both I think over 30 stories and this is coming soon.[SIZE=4]Pro's Ranch Markets[/SIZE]

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Old 06-12-2008, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Rapid City, SD-

Population: 80,000 Metro: 120,000

Main city in the Black Hills.

Only 20 miles east of Mount Rushmore.

Semi-arid climate and humidity rarely goes above 50%

Holds the record for quickest temperature change. 40 degrees in 5 minutes.

Second-largest city in South Dakota after Sioux Falls.

1972 flood killed over 250 people in city limits.

20 miles south of Sturgis Motorcyle Rally.

20 miles northwest of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
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Old 06-13-2008, 12:46 AM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Winchester, MA-

Named after some dude that never steped foot in the town

8 Miles from Boston

20,000 or so people

Danktastic

Floods often

Discovered by whiteman in 1630s

Founded in 1850s?

Mad steeze

Mad flowsky

Average income 6 figgys nuika

DANKTASTIC

Aberjona Rivah

2 closest commuter rail stations outside of Japan

#1 Fittest city (waaaaay ahead of stinkaquerce)
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Old 06-13-2008, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Winchester, MA-

2 closest commuter rail stations outside of Japan
Loved the post LOL. But this point isn't true at all! You mean Winchester Center and Wedgemere are closer together than any comm. rail stations outside Japan? Not even close, sorry. I can think of about 6 places in NJ and NY alone where commuter rail stations are closer together.
Use the measure tool in Google Earth
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Old 06-13-2008, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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look for other posts of mine for Omaha
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Old 06-13-2008, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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I live on the border of Naperville/Warrenville, IL (combined population of around 175K or so). We're located about 30 or so miles west of Chicago's city limits. Warrenville is a smaller town, more affordable than Naperville and a lot quieter too. Naperville is a monster in every conceiveable way:traffic, growth, size, etc. Naperville has been voted as one of the Top 10 Places To Live in the USA by CNN/Money Magazine. We have the nation's best library system, as well as being voted the most kid friendly city in the nation. Crime here is ultra low for a city its size, and the downtown area is wonderful and bustling year round. Here are some pics from where I live...

































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Old 06-13-2008, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I think you all know plenty about Scranton, Pennsylvania by now!
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Old 06-14-2008, 03:54 PM
 
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Default Sequim, Washington

Town of about 4,000, home of the Lavender Capital of America... Lavender Festival in July. In between the water and mountains, in the rainshadow of the Olympic Mountains, considered to the Banana Belt of Washington state.


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Old 06-14-2008, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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philly - dirty/grunge/hardcore...that's how we like it


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Old 06-14-2008, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Kauai, HI
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Well I am originally from the Philly burbs... and I absolutely LOVE that area...

I have since moved onto to Kauai, Hawaii.

I live on the south side of the island, and we generally get less rain than the North shore (although my house gets a little bit more rain than other towns nearby, b/c I am up on a hill).

Kauai is known for the following things:

Mt. Waialeale, one of the rainiest places on earth. The area can receive anywhere up to 485 inches of rain per year. It is in the center of the island, which prohibits people from driving straight through the island. Therefore, it takes me over an hour to get to Princeville, which is on North shore.

Waimea Canyon is considered the Grand Canyon of the pacific.

The Na Pali coast is one of the most beautiful places on earth. The area is connect to Mt. Waialeale (same mountain region?), and has eroded over the years. The only way to see this part of the island (northwest side) is to hike or take a boat there. This area is home to one of the most famous hikes in the world- the Kalalau Trail.

Hanalei Bay on the North Shore was recently named the second best beach in the world. The nearby area is home to Bali Hai, which was made famous in South Pacific.
We are also home to numerous critically endangered monk seals.

Kauai is the old of the main Hawaiian islands and is a fabulous place. Oahu (Honolulu...) is considered the most modern and busiest of the islands. Maui is getting to that level, but is a bit slower, and Kauai is old Hawaii. Life is relaxed and people are incredibly friendly.

http://content.bluehawaiian.com/images/locations/hires/horizontal/kauai_0015.jpg (broken link)
Na Pali coast


South side of Kauai

If you are planning a trip to the islands, make sure you come to Kauai. Its the best island!
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