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Old 11-22-2009, 11:56 AM
Location: St Louis
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Just like Baltimore, St Louis is usually considered a conservative, crime ridden, poverty ridden, dirty cesspool which is not the case at all.

Crime is over blown, 90% of the pop is liberal, lots of art/culture/diversity, and really urban dense city. It is misunderstood by most of the U.S. until they actually experience what the city has to offer.
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Old 11-22-2009, 12:25 PM
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I would have to agree with st louis as being misunderstood. As far as midsized cities go st louis is the best kept secret. Beautiful rolling hills with tons of greenery. Excellent parks. Urban neighborhoods. St louis along with baltimore are the places to go if your looking for a great midsized city.
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Old 11-22-2009, 01:24 PM
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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For the existence of nature/natural areas: New York City

For its very existence (i.e. it is not an imaginary city): Albuquerque

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Old 11-23-2009, 11:56 PM
Location: BMORE!
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Baltimore is even misunderstood by the people who live here. People from here think its a little small town. My girlfriend thinks Richmond, VA is larger than Baltimore...smh.
People from places like NYC, philly & Boston think its a small town Wilmington DE.
And the whole " baltimore is southern" comments are laughable too.
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:50 AM
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I'd have to go with Pittsburgh. Everyone seems to assume that Pittsburgh is a flat rust belt city with old crumbling steel mills and blue collar workers and smog - and then when you get there, there are hills with trees that makes it look like San Francisco, a gorgeous skyline, a beautiful downtown, and walkable, tree-lined neighborhoods like Shadyside.
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by desert sun View Post
I think alot of cities are misunderstood in one way or another

I can speak on Albuquerque, most people dont even think much or know much about it at all and to some it is full of illegals,poor,a scorching hot desert city,people in smaller NM towns think its crime ridden, but there is alot more to the city, for being in the desert it is a very attractive city with some nice looking neighborhoods and a river and the largest cottonwood forest in the middle of the city.
Albuquerque is one of my favorite cities. It's not scorching desert for sure. It's just beautiful there and has one of the most likable climates in the entire US, IMO. Summers are really mild and dry and winters are nice as well.
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:05 AM
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Originally Posted by wesside View Post
Salt Lake City is definitely not misunderstood! It is everything people think about and stereotype when thinking of SLC. And unfortunately, the city lives up to its hype.
Maybe on some things, but it is a city that's had Democratic mayors since 1976. I know its image is often as excessively conservative. Yet their last mayor, Rocky Anderson, was an anti-war type who said Bush should be impeached and made posts at the Daily Kos. He also was pro-gay, for affirmative action, and supportive of environmentalism.

I don't know enough about cities to say what ones are most misunderstood though. Offhand I'll guess Nashville even though I've never been there. However when I've seen people say things of that city they usually turn out to be wrong. Like I remember one guy thinking it was a really conservative place, but it's pretty strongly Democratic albeit maybe moderate ones. Also I think they have a fair amount of musicians that aren't in country music at all.
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Old 11-24-2009, 11:48 AM
Location: Austin, TX
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New York
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:07 PM
Location: Denver
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Warsaw Poland
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:35 PM
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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^Warsaw is gorgeous.
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