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View Poll Results: What city is the most Dissapointing?
New York City 32 18.39%
Los Angeles 24 13.79%
Chicago 25 14.37%
Houston 41 23.56%
Phoenix 33 18.97%
Philadelphia 20 11.49%
Denver 7 4.02%
San Diego 31 17.82%
Dallas 16 9.20%
Atlanta 17 9.77%
Detroit 37 21.26%
New Orleans 4 2.30%
San Francisco 9 5.17%
Las Vegas 13 7.47%
Memphis 16 9.20%
Nashville 8 4.60%
pittsburgh 9 5.17%
Miami 35 20.11%
Seattle 11 6.32%
other... 23 13.22%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 174. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-03-2008, 09:30 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I was disappointed with San Diego, happy with L.A. as well



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Old 11-04-2008, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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I couldn't go to Phoenix and be disappointed because I've never heard anything good about it. There's probably a decent amount of money circulating and crime is relatively low. If that proved false then I'd find it disappointing, but not the most disappointing.

I've been to Detroit in its' good old days and now it's a crime-ridden slum with super corrupt politicians and cops. I can't imagine another city being any more disappointing.
 
Old 11-04-2008, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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LA, but Miami was close behind. I've never been to Phoenix, and I guess I shouldn't bother.
People I'm surprised. Every place has something to offer. You just need to open up your eyes and see. If my opinion of another city was based solely on what other people had to say, I'd probably not want to visit your cities either. That's ignorance.
 
Old 11-04-2008, 05:07 AM
 
Location: London
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My expectations of LA were very low which it failed to meet quite miserably. LA easily the worst city in the developed world.
 
Old 11-04-2008, 05:48 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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hmmm... you should visit or move to Memphis
I agree; even the tourist areas (Beale St, Graceland area) are sad and depressing. East Memphis and Overton Park are OK.
 
Old 11-04-2008, 05:50 AM
 
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My choice wasn't on there, Honolulu.

But San Diego came in a close 2nd.

We went to San Diego last summer for 5 days, 4 nights and after the first day was ready to leave. For me, so don't shoot me, for me it was not a user friendly city. It's easy to get lost AND people were not friendly. The beaches were less than to be desired (yeah, they are highly rated!). This was San Diego...not a suburb or a town next door.
 
Old 11-04-2008, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Maybe half of you guys are just boring people......
 
Old 11-04-2008, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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Originally Posted by Topaz View Post
I was most disappointed in Portland, OR, but my expectations were (too) high.
Yes I agree, Very disappointed in this city and Im sorry Portlanders, not all but in much of the population here.
 
Old 11-04-2008, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Disappointing cities:
1. Dallas: I've only driven through, and during rush hour, but one of the worst examples of road rage I've ever seen was there on I-30. Way to show Texas hospitality there, folks. Plus, as I've scanned its tourism website, yeah there's the West End and Deep Ellum, but it seems like there is just as much to do in Lexington, KY if you look for it.

2. Louisville, KY: I had high expectations of the largest, most industrious city in my state. It does receive a lot of praise here on C-D and locals take great offense when you even slightly criticize the city. The city has a higher murder rate (in its urban service area, the original city limits before city-county merger) than Indy, Memphis, and maybe Cincinnati. Aside from the Highlands and Crescent Hill, there just ain't much to do, and I found the people when I lived there to be rather unfriendly and impolite.

A side note:
HOUSTON IS NOT DISAPPOINTING! It's American urbanism, just very spread out. The city is an interestingly funky (in a good way) mix of strong Texas pride, Americana, and cosmopolitanism. An incredible Museum District, long sports legacy, and many neighborhoods like the Heights, Montrose, Midtown, Rice Village, and Meyerland are the makings of a cool city. I'd love to move there some day.
 
Old 11-04-2008, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Disappointing cities:
1. Dallas: I've only driven through, and during rush hour, but one of the worst examples of road rage I've ever seen was there on I-30. Way to show Texas hospitality there, folks. Plus, as I've scanned its tourism website, yeah there's the West End and Deep Ellum, but it seems like there is just as much to do in Lexington, KY if you look for it.
Oh come on. You never even experienced the city and you judge it by it's website. That's rediculous. I could say I'm disappointed by Charlotte because I flew through there. That would be a rediculous statement to the Charlotte people.
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