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Old 10-24-2008, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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What's to dislike about this beautiful city? Is it the endless cultural opportunities, sporting events, food par excellence, fabulous people, reality in the streets, segregated but also integrated so well, beautiful seasons, well-educated individuals, the second to none music, and architecture most cities dream of possessing?

People talk about New York and Los Angeles as cultural centers, but Chicago has something neither of them have fully, which is pride in culture. People in New York and Los Angeles go with the city, but in Chicago, the city goes with the people.

This is Gotham City... Chicago....

YouTube - Sweet Home Chicago
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Dorchester
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What's to dislike about this beautiful city? Is it the endless cultural opportunities, sporting events, food par excellence, fabulous people, reality in the streets, segregated but also integrated so well, beautiful seasons, well-educated individuals, the second to none music, and architecture most cities dream of possessing?

People talk about New York and Los Angeles as cultural centers, but Chicago has something neither of them have fully, which is pride in culture. People in New York and Los Angeles go with the city, but in Chicago, the city goes with the people.

This is Gotham City... Chicago....

YouTube - Sweet Home Chicago
It's a nice city!
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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If I could afford it, Id live there in a heartbeat. But instead Im stuck in the burbs, which are also incredible, so I guess I could say Im a lucky SOB. lol
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:28 AM
 
Location: ITP
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Also, no city knows how to take advantage of good weather like Chicago. The best time to go there is in May/early June when the weather starts to get really warm. People are in the streets 24/7.
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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The mafia, political corruption, sounds like America to me!

Chicago is a great city, though. But I don't think any one city is the "Great American City".
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:33 AM
 
Location: O'Hare International Airport
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Not gonna lie...Chicago's pretty amazing. I'll actually be there this weekend and I'm pretty pumped for the diversity of restaurants. I'm tempted to just roll down Clark going from place to place dropping 10 bucks here and there spending an entire day just....eating. It's conceivable that I could actually gain 80 pounds from this.
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Not gonna lie...Chicago's pretty amazing. I'll actually be there this weekend and I'm pretty pumped for the diversity of restaurants. I'm tempted to just roll down Clark going from place to place dropping 10 bucks here and there spending an entire day just....eating. It's conceivable that I could actually gain 80 pounds from this.
Heck, Ive gained 80lb at Portillos in one sitting!
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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That is one city I would live in in a heartbeat over Houston.
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Old 10-24-2008, 12:58 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Also, no city knows how to take advantage of good weather like Chicago. The best time to go there is in May/early June when the weather starts to get really warm. People are in the streets 24/7.
No kidding. Nothing beats summer in Chi-town.
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Old 10-24-2008, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Greater PDX
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Isn't there like a >10% sales tax? I bet that's a lot of fun.
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