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View Poll Results: Which smaller northern U.S. cities / towns have you been to?
Houlton, Maine 2 6.25%
Utica, New York 7 21.88%
Danbury, Vermont 3 9.38%
Schenectady, New York 5 15.63%
Fairfield, Connecticut 4 12.50%
Egg Harbor City, New Jersey 2 6.25%
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 5 15.63%
Cape Charles, Virginia 1 3.13%
Hagerstown, Maryland 4 12.50%
Scranton, Pennsylavania 7 21.88%
State College, Pennsylavania 4 12.50%
Sandusky, Ohio 5 15.63%
Mansfield, Ohio 4 12.50%
Valparaiso, Indiana 3 9.38%
Green Bay, Wisconsin 4 12.50%
Bethany, Missouri 1 3.13%
Pella, Iowa 5 15.63%
Duluth, Minnesota 9 28.13%
Rapid City, South Dakota 8 25.00%
Williston, North Dakota 1 3.13%
Valentine, Nebraska 3 9.38%
Garden City, Kansas 0 0%
Cut Bank, Montana 1 3.13%
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 6 18.75%
Thermopolis, Wyoming 2 6.25%
Ellensburg, Washington 1 3.13%
Lincoln City, Oregon 1 3.13%
Jordan Valley, Oregon 0 0%
Homer, Alaska 1 3.13%
Barrow, Alaska 0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-03-2008, 10:55 PM
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I've been to Utica and Schenectady.

I don't remember Schenectady very well.

I go to Utica about once a year to visit my grandparents there. Personally, I really like it due to the older architecture that I am not used to in Los Angeles. The old Victorians lining the main streets that have been turned into businesses are amazing. The rolling green hills everywhere are amazing, the Italian food is unbeatable (yes, better than NYC IMO), I love the Saranac sodas (I can't drink yet), the architecture is amazing, and the overall feel of the city is pretty nice. Now, in the actual city of Utica, they have a horrible crime problem, rundown neighborhoods, and extreme poverty in most areas and in the nice areas it is all old people. In the metro cities like New Hartford and Rome, it's a completely different story with amazing neighborhoods, homes, schools, and quite a lot of young couples seeking a comfortable living in a beautiful area.

Now after saying all that, I still probably wouldn't move there. Maybe Rome, but if I move upstate, which I would really like to, it will be to Albany, Syracuse, Buffalo, or Rochester.
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