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Old 06-24-2009, 02:35 AM
Location: East Texas
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Aloha everyone

What are 5 (at least 5) things you love about your city

I live in Palestine a town of 18,000 & the 5 things I love about Palestine is as follows:

1. Piney wood area. Palestine is full of pine trees, has a community forest, it is close to Davy Crocket Forest & the whole area is full of beauty

2. Location: I love our location, I am a city boy & half to go to the city often. In a 200 mile radius which for Texas is close we have Dallas 110 miles Fort Worth 130 miles, Houston 150 miles, Galveston 200 miles, Austin 180 miles, Bryan-college station, 120 I think Tyler 46 miles, Longview 80 miles, Waco 100 miles Temple, Killeen 140 miles, Shreveport,LA 120 & lots of cool towns

3. Texas Railroad: Which goes from Palestine to Rusk. It is beautiful & scenic

4. Scenic City: The city has a great Downtown with a very cool courthouse, it has a great city park. Reagan park which is right by downtown & has a scenic train overpass. the city is full of scenery

5. 2 school systems. Palestine I.S.D The Palestine Wildcats (which Adrian Peterson was) & Westwood Panthers. We have too football stadiums & too schools to go for the win. It is so fun to watch the annual Wildcats v.s. Panthers game.

So even though I don't live in a city like I like, I half to say I love my town I live in. So what is your 5 favorite things you love about your city
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:01 AM
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Orlando, Fl
1. Lakes and Oceans are always near by
2. Downtown offers nice restaurants, museums, and a pretty big library.
3. If you want a nightlife, there are well-known places that are always filled with people (Citywalk, Pleasure Island, Pointe Orlando)
3. Theme parks that range from animal-centered, cartoon-centered, water-centered, and rollercoaster-centered.
4. All major cities in Florida are a couple of hours away.
5. Always sunny and on a good day you can see a rocket being launched to space.
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:13 AM
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Tampa FL
  1. Weather
  2. Water- ocean, gulf, the bay, rivers, lakes, springs
  3. Amenities- Museums, Zoos, Aquariums, Nightlife, ect.
  4. The People- very diverse, people move here from all over the country and world.
  5. Location- part of one of the largest metros in the country, close to other great Florida cities, St Pete, Clearwater, Orlando, Sarasota.
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:44 AM
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Portland, OR

1. People are polite, even the homless people
2. The weather in the summer is amazing
3. Lots of tree lined streets and beautiful yards
4. On a clear day you can see 5 volcanoes
5. No sales tax
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:48 AM
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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1. In my borough, there are 138 languages spoken in a proximity of about 10 miles.
2. On the same block you can get Egyptian food, italian, chinese, and Morrocan.
3. You save a lot of money by not needing a car
4. The pizza and bagels!!! Nowhere else can you find them as good as here.
5. NYC metro is a great place to grow up.
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:56 PM
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Charlotte, NC
  1. People- Transplants from everywhere that are extremely happy to be here.
  2. Good economy - Despite the recession and banking issues, our economy is far superior to most cities of our size
  3. Beautiful - It's clean, well landscaped, green and populated with beautiful neighborhoods and a blossoming downtown.
  4. Location - Surrounded by great lakes, 1.5 hours to the mountains and 3 hours to the beach
  5. Weather - We enjoy 4 distinct seasons, yet winter is short and very mild.
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:47 PM
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Harrisburg, PA area:

1. Good economy
2. Quick escape to the woods and trails, by foot or bike
3. Grandeur of our "useless" river
4. The patchwork mosaic of land development - can turn the corner from a power center and be in 19th century farm country then into an interesting older neighborhood within a mile or two
5. Away from the larger cities, but still a day trip away from DC, Baltimore, Philly, even NYC for a culture or shopping fix.
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:54 PM
Location: Boston
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1. Red Sox (Sport Teams)
2. History
3. Accents
4. Education - "U gatta dagree fram Havad!?"
5. Culture - Food, People, Bars, Music, Festivals ect

and did I mention the Red Sox?

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Old 06-24-2009, 03:26 PM
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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1.Friendly People
2.Laid Back
3.low crime
4.Exposed to people from lots of different states
5.Great weather
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Old 06-24-2009, 03:45 PM
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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5 things I like about Youngstown:

1. Home | Mill Creek MetroParks
2. High quality of life for not a lot of money (I'm only working 32hrs / week, but can still comfortably afford my 3 bedroom house adjacent to the park)
3. The community is small enough so that one person, if they work hard, can make a difference.
4. The history, and the infrastructure / architecture / amenities that remains because of it.
5. Life moves at a slower pace. (I almost never had to work late, or on weekends. If you weren't finished at 5, it could probably wait until the next morning.)
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