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View Poll Results: What one main thing makes a town ugly to you?
The way its built 27 39.13%
The way the people look 4 5.80%
Not much vegitation 18 26.09%
Too much vegitation 0 0%
Deserted 5 7.25%
Too crowded 3 4.35%
Too Flat 2 2.90%
Too many hills 0 0%
other 10 14.49%
Voters: 69. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-03-2009, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Graffiti, garbage, gangs, pan-handlers, traffic, sewer stank,
billboards, people who stare at bi-racial and/or gay couples,
and anything that smacks of laziness as opposed to pride
of ownership. I swear I'm going to be like Clint Eastwood's
character in " Gran Torino ".
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:04 PM
 
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I'd take graffiti over sprawl any day. And I hate graffiti.
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Old 01-04-2009, 02:05 AM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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* Overly wide streets.
* Not enough people out walking / bicycling
* Parking lots in front of buildings, or right of the street (though if they're fenced in that looks better)
* Too much space between buildings
* No sidewalks
* Abandoned buildings
* No older or older-looking buildings (I prefer older architecture)

Oddly enough I don't find some of these things outside the U.S. ugly. Perhaps they're OK in moderation.
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Old 01-04-2009, 05:01 AM
 
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"Old houses, decaying infrastructure, factories, an overabundance of frumpy people, narrow streets, and unpleasant smells"

Ha! except for the smells I love this. Especially the old houses and narrow streets. I vacationed last year in Pittsburgh and it was great - the gritty areas as much as the more polished side of town. So much character. Maybe this year I'll visit Cincinatti.

Being frumpy myself I felt right at home.
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Old 01-04-2009, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Too many people - I hate cities.
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Alpharetta, GA (North Atlanta Metro)
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The number one for me is too much Graffiti everywhere, trash strewn across every lawn. Boarded up houses. I'm not the cleanest person in the world but I still take pride in my home and my city and I don't treat either one of those like a trashcan because it reflects poorly on me and where I live.

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Old 01-04-2009, 07:31 PM
 
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Graffiti, garbage, gangs, pan-handlers, traffic, sewer stank,
billboards, people who stare at bi-racial and/or gay couples,
and anything that smacks of laziness as opposed to pride
of ownership. I swear I'm going to be like Clint Eastwood's
character in " Gran Torino ".
Git off my LAWN!!
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