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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 01-01-2009, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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What coul the reason be.
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:04 AM
 
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The way it is built. Some of the soulless, cookie-cutter, treeless, cul-de-sac subdivisions being built around Orlando, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Houston are horrifyingly ugly. Give me a place with character anyday over a big house that looks like thousands of others surrounding it. "Not much vegetation" plays into what I hate about cookie-cutter pre-fab communities.
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:07 AM
 
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Cities that have alot of housing projects is ugly to me.
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:54 AM
 
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SPRAWL (cookie cutter homes for miles, bland strip malls) = ugly.
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Old 01-02-2009, 07:23 AM
 
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I'd say "not much vegitation", when there should be some naturally. So housing developments with those tiny trees in places where forests and big trees are native. In a desert place, oak trees wouldn't be expected, so I wouldn't call everywhere in the desert ugly.
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Old 01-02-2009, 07:45 AM
 
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The way it is built. Some of the soulless, cookie-cutter, treeless, cul-de-sac subdivisions being built around Orlando, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Houston are horrifyingly ugly. Give me a place with character anyday over a big house that looks like thousands of others surrounding it. "Not much vegetation" plays into what I hate about cookie-cutter pre-fab communities.

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Old 01-02-2009, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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The way it is built. Some of the soulless, cookie-cutter, treeless, cul-de-sac subdivisions being built around Orlando, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Houston are horrifyingly ugly. Give me a place with character anyday over a big house that looks like thousands of others surrounding it. "Not much vegetation" plays into what I hate about cookie-cutter pre-fab communities.
Don't forget to add Miami, LA, Atlanta, SD, Dallas etc. if you are going to use the 4 examples that you did.
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:27 AM
 
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The way it is built. Strip malls are 'ugly' to me. Housing developments with high walls and melodramatic names are ugly. Hard surfaces (concrete, asphalt) in general are ugly, but they aren't something you can do without. Things that are too symmetrical or have too strict of a pattern are ugly. I like neighborhoods where each house is unique, and commercial areas where land & space are used conservatively, and things are built up, not out. Vegetation is attractive to me, even if it is overgrowth. Spanish moss, azaleas, ivy, oak trees.
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:48 AM
 
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Yeah, I agree with the anti-suburban rant posted several posts above. That's why I chose the way it's built.

I don't think a deserted city could be ugly because it is deserted. Certain cities might actually look nice if they were deserted. LA comes to mind when I say this.
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:58 AM
 
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I think when you add billboards and strip malls to a city or town it loses it's appeal at least to me.
I voted other.
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