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Old 07-04-2010, 06:51 AM
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Most impressive - Manhattan, DC
Least - Dallas, Atlanta

Old 07-07-2010, 08:05 PM
Location: Washington, DC area
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Worst than I expected: Baltimore
Better than I expected: Providence
Old 07-07-2010, 10:42 PM
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Sacramento. Every time I go there with my family I think it's pretty nice.
Old 07-07-2010, 11:14 PM
Location: Northern California
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Most impressive: Seattle. Nice landscape, skyline, bustling downtown.

Least impressive: Vancouver. I find it most scenic place I've ever been to, but found the downtown area to be dull, not a lot of activity except for one or two streets.
Old 07-10-2010, 01:46 PM
Location: Near L.A.
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More impressive than I thought:
Birmingham, AL: I wasn't expecting it to be a bad city at all, and yet it's still not the shangri-la. Nonetheless, I found it to be a very picturesque city, with dense urban meshing with safe suburban and semi-rural, all close to the downtown area. Under that giant green canopy you can see from the Vulcan's observation desk is where some 300,000-400,000 people live. There are a lot of museums, attractions, festivals and interesting neighborhoods (most famously Five Points South) to be had. A great place for a weekend trip!

The older people there were very kind and polite. The under 40 crowd, a mixed bag, but unfortunately many of them were a**holes. Still, I'd go back.

Worse than I thought:
Los Angeles. The city proper is generally filthy, graffiti-ridden and has newer infrastructure that just already looks so old (if that makes sense). Of course, the cleanest side is the westside (obviously). I'd go back though; if I were to move out there, I would live in Venice or maybe San Pedro if in the city, or otherwise Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Buena Park, or Alhambra.
Old 07-10-2010, 07:56 PM
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More Impressive. Pittsburgh was surprisingly really nice when I went there. Also I am never failed by Chicago when I visit, it's always more and more impressive.

Underimpressed: LA, Atlanta, and Washington DC - was not a fan of any of these places, especially DC.
Old 07-10-2010, 08:28 PM
Location: Rome, Georgia
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I had an incredibly bad visit to Burlington Colorado. It would be offensive to anyone who lived near that town to elaborate.
Old 07-17-2010, 12:55 AM
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boston most impressive least impressive vancouver. to me, too many buildings that reminded me of russian highrises. terribly ugly.
Old 07-17-2010, 06:09 PM
Location: Morgantown, WV
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Most Impressive : Augusta, GA ; Charlotte, NC ; Burlington, NC ; Orlando, FL ; Agawam, MA
Least Impressive : West Columbia, SC (Hellhole!)
Old 07-17-2010, 09:58 PM
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Most impressive: Tie between Richmond, VA...never expected such a massive downtown area, and Albuquerque NM, which is a thriving SW city.

Least impressive: Tie between Sacramento, (little downtown development for its size), and San Antonio, TX which has little downtown mass compared to the metro population.
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