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Old 02-13-2008, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Mobile- is a little different than some cities- reminded me of S Georgia.

 
Old 02-14-2008, 12:34 PM
 
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I think urban and rural can be beautiful, it really just depends on one's preference.
I agree. For suburbs, it's a challenge.
 
Old 02-14-2008, 12:49 PM
 
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Rochester, NY gets my vote.
 
Old 02-14-2008, 01:55 PM
 
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I think for a city the size of Mobile it is about on target. I have lived here since 1999 and have never had a problem. The city of Mobile has it's share of areas just like any other metro's.

Now with that said, what makes Mobile ugly other than the crime you mention?


Actually it's not. It ranks higher than the national average in several categories for starters. Such as: Murder, Rape, Robbery, Burglary, Property Crime, and Theft Moderator cut: linking to competitors sites is not allowed


St. Paul, MN is a larger city than Mobile, yet their rankings are identical.
Crime Rates St. Paul, Minnesota Mobile, Alabama United States
Violent Crime 7 7 3
Property Crime 7 7 3
The crime indices range 1-10. A higher number corresponds with more crime. Our crime rates are based on FBI data.
Moderator cut: linking to competitors sites is not allowed


This is 4 years old:
http://www.morganquitno.com/cit04r.pdf
Mobile Ranks 75th ahead of Boston, Long Beach, CA, Tampa, Charlotte, Ft. Worth, New York City.

****EDIT**** found an updated ranking. it looks like they have dropped to 139th from 75. However it's still ranking higher than larger cities like Portland, Ft. Worth, San Diego, etc
Mobile is counted among the most dangerous cities - NBC 15 Online

Last edited by Yac; 03-06-2008 at 06:59 AM..
 
Old 02-15-2008, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in Flyover country
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I guess Orlando has changed a lot. I haven't been there since the early 1990's. At the time I thought it would be a nice place to live,but it doesn't sound so nice now!
 
Old 02-15-2008, 01:01 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Los Angeles.

As fun as Los Angeles can be, it is an ugly run-down dump. What people don't know is that 80% of Los Angeles is just miles and miles complete uglieness. Of course there are some nice areas, but the hideous places far outnumber the nicer ones. Let's not forget that smog makes it even worse!!!

LA sure is different from what you see on TV.

ABQ, New Mexico also gets my vote.

Last edited by Materialism; 02-15-2008 at 01:10 AM..
 
Old 02-15-2008, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Mobile, Alabama
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Now what is so ugly about Mobile?

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Originally Posted by Ankhharu View Post
Actually it's not. It ranks higher than the national average in several categories for starters. Such as: Murder, Rape, Robbery, Burglary, Property Crime, and Theft Moderator cut: linking to competitors sites is not allowed


St. Paul, MN is a larger city than Mobile, yet their rankings are identical.
Crime Rates St. Paul, Minnesota Mobile, Alabama United States
Violent Crime 7 7 3
Property Crime 7 7 3
The crime indices range 1-10. A higher number corresponds with more crime. Our crime rates are based on FBI data.Moderator cut: linking to competitors sites is not allowed

This is 4 years old:
http://www.morganquitno.com/cit04r.pdf
Mobile Ranks 75th ahead of Boston, Long Beach, CA, Tampa, Charlotte, Ft. Worth, New York City.

****EDIT**** found an updated ranking. it looks like they have dropped to 139th from 75. However it's still ranking higher than larger cities like Portland, Ft. Worth, San Diego, etc
Mobile is counted among the most dangerous cities - NBC 15 Online

Last edited by Yac; 03-06-2008 at 06:57 AM..
 
Old 02-15-2008, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Thumbs down Orlando

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Originally Posted by appalachiangirl View Post
I guess Orlando has changed a lot. I haven't been there since the early 1990's. At the time I thought it would be a nice place to live,but it doesn't sound so nice now!
Is horrible. The crime is sky high and strip malls everywhere.

last time we were there was 2000, and it was one of the ugliest cities. Dirty and overcrowded. Traffic everywhere. May as well move to NYC without any culture or museums, just Targets.
 
Old 02-15-2008, 10:07 AM
 
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Originally Posted by kevin_1975 View Post
Now what is so ugly about Mobile?
Whats so pretty about Mobile?
 
Old 02-17-2008, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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I wonder how many people here have even been to places they are bashing or if they are just bashing based on the stereotype of the individual places. I find everywhere has its own beauty. I don't much care for the great plains region, but there are some nice cities there.
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