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View Poll Results: Which City(Cities) is/are Most Overhyped on This Forum? Why?
Atlanta, GA 30 16.76%
Charlotte, NC 20 11.17%
Chicago, IL 36 20.11%
Des Moines, IA 4 2.23%
Houston, TX 38 21.23%
Los Angeles, CA 23 12.85%
Louisville, KY 6 3.35%
New York City, NY 29 16.20%
Oil City, PA 11 6.15%
Omaha, NE 52 29.05%
Raleigh/Durham, NC 8 4.47%
Saint Louis, MO 1 0.56%
Scranton, PA 25 13.97%
Other (Please Specify Below) 7 3.91%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 179. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-14-2008, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Midessa, Texas Home Yangzhou, Jiangsu temporarily
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Again, I ask, Oil City????!


That was the city where we had the first, and so far only, City-Data conference. We should try to have another one this year or next.
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Old 07-14-2008, 03:46 PM
 
Location: NC
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I guess I have some reading to do. I've not read a thing about Omaha, but I don't check the forums daily anymore.

My vote goes to Charlotte....hope not to have offended anyone, but I have lived in the Charlotte metro my entire life, and while it's a nice place to live, it's not all that and a bag of chips (in my opinion)...and if I could vote more than once, I'd have gone for Raleigh-Durham next. Maybe Atlanta too, but I really like A-Town!
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Old 07-14-2008, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Tijuana Exurbs
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For the Nubes:

Calling everyone who knows about Oil city, PA
just curious...why so much talk about oil city PA here?
The Oil City Photo Trip - You can ride shotgun
Oil City, Pennsylvania

For the record, these 4 threads on Oil City generated over 400 plus posts.

Need_Affordable_Home hasn't posted in over 14 months. We all miss him... (takes off hat, bows head)
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Old 07-14-2008, 04:50 PM
 
Location: NJ
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It's only hyped up by a few people. So are you saying the sunbelt and Omaha deserve no respect at all??? Because these cities get no respect on here and are constantly bashed.

not the poster you're answering, but 'overhyped <> no respect'. i got no indication that jm318 was bashing omaha - in fact, i thought he/she was very factual and nonemotional about his/her opinion. we need more posters like that, IMHO.
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Old 07-14-2008, 04:59 PM
 
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Austin is overhyped - many people mention it first when they think of moving to Texas, because they've heard it's cool (most of the time without knowing why). Many times people move there and find out they'd rather be in Houston or my home, Dallas. They are true big cities with all the jobs and amenities of such whereas Austin is really sort of a big small town. Don't get me wrong, everyone in Texas (except aggies) loves Austin. And it's a really great place to visit!

* careful, Texans can criticize other Texas cities and engage in raucous rivalries, but don't any outsiders dare to dis anything in Texas!
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Old 07-14-2008, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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not the poster you're answering, but 'overhyped <> no respect'. i got no indication that jm318 was bashing omaha - in fact, i thought he/she was very factual and nonemotional about his/her opinion. we need more posters like that, IMHO.
But I hate those people, I cant think of come backs to them.
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Where you wish you lived, LA
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Austin is overhyped - many people mention it first when they think of moving to Texas, because they've heard it's cool (most of the time without knowing why). Many times people move there and find out they'd rather be in Houston or my home, Dallas. They are true big cities with all the jobs and amenities of such whereas Austin is really sort of a big small town. Don't get me wrong, everyone in Texas (except aggies) loves Austin. And it's a really great place to visit!

* careful, Texans can criticize other Texas cities and engage in raucous rivalries, but don't any outsiders dare to dis anything in Texas!
i think austin spends too much time trying to be californian

i laughed in the face of an austinite who once told me his town was exactly like san francisco without the fog and hills
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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Austin is overhyped - many people mention it first when they think of moving to Texas, because they've heard it's cool (most of the time without knowing why). Many times people move there and find out they'd rather be in Houston or my home, Dallas. They are true big cities with all the jobs and amenities of such whereas Austin is really sort of a big small town. Don't get me wrong, everyone in Texas (except aggies) loves Austin. And it's a really great place to visit!

* careful, Texans can criticize other Texas cities and engage in raucous rivalries, but don't any outsiders dare to dis anything in Texas!

Sounds like gospel truth to me...it should be in the Bible.
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Austin is overhyped - many people mention it first when they think of moving to Texas, because they've heard it's cool (most of the time without knowing why). Many times people move there and find out they'd rather be in Houston or my home, Dallas. They are true big cities with all the jobs and amenities of such whereas Austin is really sort of a big small town. Don't get me wrong, everyone in Texas (except aggies) loves Austin. And it's a really great place to visit!

* careful, Texans can criticize other Texas cities and engage in raucous rivalries, but don't any outsiders dare to dis anything in Texas!
He speaks the truth . We rag on each other in Texas, but when attacked on by outsiders, we band together.
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:55 PM
 
Location: NJ
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But I hate those people, I cant think of come backs to them.
LOL - I have to say, a little OT, I give you and SWB props for voting for your OWN cities as being overhyped!
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