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Old 06-11-2007, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Currently in Portland....yeah, nice town, top ten worthy? Yes, most def. , but the long rainy winters make lots of people (myself included) depressed. I hear great things about Charleston, SC. Can anyone confirm or deny that?
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Old 06-12-2007, 03:14 AM
 
Location: Henderson NV
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Great picture of Philadelphia
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Old 06-12-2007, 07:10 AM
 
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Currently in Portland....yeah, nice town, top ten worthy? Yes, most def. , but the long rainy winters make lots of people (myself included) depressed. I hear great things about Charleston, SC. Can anyone confirm or deny that?
Do you like heat and humidity?
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Old 06-12-2007, 08:24 AM
 
Location: VA
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I like everyone's pictures but I wonder if they really tell the true story of the community. Using the right angles you can make any place look good or bad.
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Old 06-12-2007, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Do you like heat and humidity?
I like it better than cold and snowy
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Old 06-12-2007, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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I'm baffled at the bashing going on in this forum about cities in which I'm sure many people haven't even set foot -- not to mention making judgements based entirely on what they heard. I say, unless you've seen a place for yourself, you have absolutely no room to pass judgement. A lot of people are extremely ignorant to the fact of how much Pittsburgh of today is much different than the economically-depressed, wallowing in misery Pittsburgh of yester-year. Cities go through stages all the time, everyone.
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Old 06-12-2007, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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I'm gonna be blunt- someone who prefers Pittsburgh over Phoenix in this day and age either (1) grew up in Pittsburgh, (2) lives for football (Steelers over Cardinals any day or (3) strikes me as the extremely dull-type who is scarred of (a) non-white people, (b) a competitive economy (c) upwardly mobile people.

Sorry, certain things are up for debate (Austin or Seattle?), (San Francisco or New York?), (Omaha or Des Moines), but Pittsburgh can't be compared to Phoenix. I would find someone who preferred, say, Hartford to Denver as boring too.
LOL. There is nothing more "boring" to me than endless, sunburned suburbia -- which is all Phoenix is. You must find a city with actual history and character "boring." Also, Pittsburgh is over a quarter African-American, well above the national average.
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Old 06-12-2007, 11:45 AM
 
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I'm baffled at the bashing going on in this forum about cities in which I'm sure many people haven't even set foot -- not to mention making judgements based entirely on what they heard. I say, unless you've seen a place for yourself, you have absolutely no room to pass judgement. A lot of people are extremely ignorant to the fact of how much Pittsburgh of today is much different than the economically-depressed, wallowing in misery Pittsburgh of yester-year. Cities go through stages all the time, everyone.
Hear, hear!
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Old 06-12-2007, 11:57 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I'm baffled at the bashing going on in this forum about cities in which I'm sure many people haven't even set foot -- not to mention making judgements based entirely on what they heard. I say, unless you've seen a place for yourself, you have absolutely no room to pass judgement. A lot of people are extremely ignorant to the fact of how much Pittsburgh of today is much different than the economically-depressed, wallowing in misery Pittsburgh of yester-year. Cities go through stages all the time, everyone.
Yes! I visited P'burgh for the first time about 3 years ago - VERY pleasantly surprised. I expected exactly what you described as yesteryear - depressed, wallowing in misery. Nothing could be further from the truth, it seemed vibrant, clean, in a beautiful setting - all those bridges!!! I've been back twice since. PNC Park is gorgeous.
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Old 06-12-2007, 01:18 PM
 
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I like it better than cold and snowy
Then Charleston may be your cup of tea,,,nice city,love the old sections and history.Plenty of areas for beaching it and boating,,very good seafood,,really nice place I would say
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