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Old 12-06-2008, 02:31 PM
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Boston exceeded my expectations.

The Los Angeles area was not as impressive as I had expected. Mile after mile of small unkept ramblers with tiny brown "lawns" (almost all of which are enclosed by ugly chain-link fences).

 
Old 12-06-2008, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Road Warrior
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Wow Looks like someone on thread #3 went a lil overboard. Big ego to compensate for their insecurities perhap.

Impressed by: Fayetteville, AR very clean, friendly ppl, lots of jobs and middle class folks.

Dissapointed by: Washington DC, crime, Cost of Living, people on their high horse with their nose high in the air.

Notable mention: Vegas, would never live there but always have a blast there, try to go once a year.
 
Old 12-06-2008, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Center of the universe
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More impressive: Raleigh/Durham, Va. Beach, Phoenix, Honolulu.

More impressive, circa 20 yrs ago but not now: Pittsburgh.

Less impressive: St. Louis, Miami, New Orleans (pre-Katrina).
 
Old 12-06-2008, 09:49 PM
 
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Most dissapointing: West Palm Beach, Florida. Cool looking skylines and buildings from afar, but get up close and the city is empty looking and every cool looking building was either an empty office building or an empty convention center.

Exceeded expectations: The first time I went to Miami a long time ago I wasn't expecting much, but the second we got inside the city, I loved everything about it, from the city to the beach.
 
Old 12-06-2008, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Another one that impressed me is Boston. Clean and a nice sized city.
 
Old 12-06-2008, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Originally Posted by UrbanityRules View Post
more pic's of NOT impresive L.A.
don't pee in your pants about it.
You act as if what you talk is fact(or what he talks is fact).
I'm not saying it's not impressive, but...everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
 
Old 12-06-2008, 10:49 PM
 
Location: moving again
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To a certain degree Philadelphia. I though it was like Baltimore or like Cleveland, but it had a very nice downtown. Now the neighborhoods around the downtown not so much.
Have you ever BEEN to Bmore?
 
Old 12-06-2008, 11:48 PM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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Exceeded expectations - New York City, Boise, Las Vegas suburbs (Henderson, Summerlin)
Underwhelming - Reno
 
Old 12-07-2008, 12:02 AM
 
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Impressive: Pittsburgh - Very Underrated City

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=3098217&postcount=1

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=3935646&postcount=1


Under Impressed - B'more
 
Old 12-07-2008, 08:38 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Uh, don't you live in Pittsburgh? I would think, for the sense of fairness, one'[s hometown should be excluded.
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