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Old 06-24-2010, 11:30 PM
 
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City I was disappointed in-San Francisco. It seemed so old, nothing new and fresh. I guess I was expecting that. Fisherman's wharf was fine and their science and technology center was great. But that's about it.

I did like Seattle which I was there only briefly about 25 years ago. Yes it was cloudy, but actually I found the people very cordial. Maybe I'm a fit for that city.

Others I really liked include Knoxville and Chattanooga and Galveston.
What do you mean SF seemed so old? It's the oldest city on the West Coast, ofcourse the city is old lol.

There is much much more to SF than Fishermans wharf. You have the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Alcatraz, Union Square, China Town (the largest of it's kind in the nation), The De young, Cable Cars..... Seems like you really didn't do much while you were there.
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Lake Oswego, Manhattan, Aspen
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Oh, I think JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI takes the prize. Bleak is the word. An urban planning expert was brought in, who puzzled over why so much of downtown has been torn down. Actually, 'torn down' is usually an improvement, there. The city's motto is "City With Soul". That's pretty accurate, because there's nothing to do there, but 'eat' Soul Food (not 'enjoy' Soul Food...not 'Dine on' Soul Food... just 'eat'...just lower your face to plate-level, and shovel it in...taking a break, now and then, to loudly slurp some Diabetes Tea...I mean 'Sweet Tea', and loudly suck on some ice cubes..), go to one of the churches that are on every street corner, and later, have your Soul separated from your body by some 'under-served youth'...at which time your loved-ones can pray for your Soul.
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:51 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Phoenix!
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Charleston
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Old 06-30-2010, 03:00 PM
 
Location: The City
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Atlanta
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Old 06-30-2010, 04:24 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Jacksonville, Virginia Beach, Newark, Santa Rosa... There's probably more, but these are some of the places I've been.

Jacksonville- It's very suburban in culture without a distinct downtown. It's huge in square millage without any actual density in any of its zip codes- I just did not feel like I was in a "CITY". Plus it had a lot of shabby, shack looking homes with unkempt yards- It's not attractive at all.

Virginia Beach has a pristine plastic look to it. It's also very VERY suburban in culture. The downtown wasn't that bad, but I've seen way better in smaller places.

Newark- I know, I know... I live here. But much of the city is just plain depressing and weathered out. the downtown feels massive, but there's little life in it at all, just workers and bargain shoppers. They're really doing work on a lot of the shabby neighborhoods but the rapid growth of the new developments all look similar and plain from one another, they look like they "don't belong"- not pretty.

Santa Rose- See Virginia Beach minus the decent downtown.
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Old 06-30-2010, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Bentonville, AR
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Dallas-It's supposed to have everything but it's never impressed me. It just seem devoid of character.

Philadelphia-nothing specific. I just don't care for it.
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Old 06-30-2010, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Shawnee, KS
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San Antonio
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Old 06-30-2010, 05:15 PM
 
Location: MINNESOTA
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lol floridas biggest city??

ever heard of miami?
It is FL's biggest city...
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:41 PM
 
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Newark- I know, I know... I live here. But much of the city is just plain depressing and weathered out. the downtown feels massive, but there's little life in it at all, just workers and bargain shoppers. They're really doing work on a lot of the shabby neighborhoods but the rapid growth of the new developments all look similar and plain from one another, they look like they "don't belong"- not pretty.
I mostly agree (and the potential is staggering). I definitely think the downtown has a lot of life in it...but perhaps not the kind of life that downtown wants lol.

But I must say, the kind of foot traffic that that Prudential arena brings in is more in Newark that I've ever seen in my life.
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