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Old 01-09-2009, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I would love to hear what 2 things people are most proud of in their state or city/metro area. If you want add what you are least proud of as well.

NYC:
1)Opportunity - variety of jobs and entertainment possibilities, if you can't find it here you won't find it anywhere!

2)Convenience - extensive train system, walk ability, everything is close


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Old 01-09-2009, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I agree with your picks. I'd also like to add the array of food choices too. Just alone in my neighborhood, I can get nearly 10 ethnic foods within 10 minutes of walking. Can't beat that. Gotta love living in the most diverse county in the country
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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Boston:

1) History- this city bleeds it.

2) Higher Education- tough to top the Boston area in that regard.
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:06 AM
 
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Virginia

1. Location, halfway up the eastern seaboard; mountains, beaches nations's capital all in easy reach. Fairly temperate climate.

2. Tons of History i.e. Williamsburg, Richmond, etc. For fun, Kings Dominion & Busch Gardens in the summer

Varied lifestyles, ranging from high-paced northern virginia, to slower paced rural areas. Overall decent state to raise a family, decent colleges.
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Gainesville, Florida

1. National Champions- Football (2 in the past 3 years), Basketball (back 2 back), Football and Basketball in the same year.

2. The University of Florida is excellent academically as well.
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:58 AM
 
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oops I listed to many, sorry
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:29 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Baltimore and Maryland

1. The proximity to both the ocean and the mountains. The abundance of fishign and boating and motorsports opportunities, beautiful natural scenery and state parks in all parts of the state.

2. The friendly people. People here are very geuniely friendly and down to Earth as long as you leave the immediate DC area. Even Baltimoreans sometimes feel like small town folk....I mean the real natives not the transplants. Especially in some of the blue collar suburbs near the city.

3. The Univ of Maryland Terrapins, the Orioles and the Ravens.

4. Our delicious crabcakes. They are better on the Eastern Shore than in Baltimore.

5. Our beautiful small towns and rural landscapes especially the Eastern Shore, Carroll County and Western Maryland.

6. Our good colleges and universities like the Univ of Maryland, Towson, Salisbury, Hopkins, etc.

Except for the winter weather, almost everything I dislike about my state and city is due to or brought here by transplants from other states or by illegal immigrants from other countries.
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Omaha, NE

Conservative economics. There are rarely positive or negative extremes in any market sectors. Omaha has historically had slow and steady growth.
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Variety: You can find everthing in this city for shopping all the way to dining here

Opportunuty: One of the best job markets and much more diverse than given credit for.

Convenience: everything I need is within a 5 mile radius except snow in winter

People: I can meet someone of just about every race or ethnicity at almost any given time and they are almost always friendly
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Old 01-09-2009, 01:04 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Im most proud of New Mexico for being unlike any other state and having a mind of its own, its like its own little country in a way.
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