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Old 12-22-2009, 12:48 AM
Location: Mequon, WI
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Just wondering if life in the Big 6 gets old like it does in small cities and midsized cities like Milwaukee. I love Milwaukee and would have no problem living here for the rest of my life but their are days where it just gets old. I don't think their is a corner of the Milwaukee area that I haven't been to multiple times. Is New York, LA, Chicago, DFW, SF, Philly and Houston so large that life really never gets old or the city gets old. Wouldn't their always be something new or undiscovered about living in those cities? I picked the 7 biggest metros roughly 6 million and up.

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Old 12-22-2009, 01:23 AM
Location: SF Bay Area
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It largely depends on the person but I think so, I grew up in the Bay Area (7+ million people) and I found it to get old after awhile despite the area being large and having a lot of things to see and do. I just found many of those things to see and do were just some variation similar to all the other stuff out there that I had already seen and done. There may be some areas that I haven't discovered but just b/c it's new and undiscovered by me doesn't mean it will be interesting or that I will care. I guess it depends on how easily entertained/impressed one is. Some people on this site seem to be very easily entertained with any type of dense walkable city, old architecture, etc.. not that there is anything wrong with that but I'm just saying that stuff doesn't impress everyone.

I live in a smaller metro now, less than half the size, and it's essentially the same to me with regards to how entertained/bored I am. My friends and family back home don't do anything that I can't or don't do. I've thought about moving back and I've had conversations in the past about SD vs SF and some of my friends have stated there is so much more to do in SF but then I ask them "like what?" and they can't really name anything. Hang out with friends, go out, go to events, food tastings, festivals, etc.. same sh*t, different city basically.

I think ANYPLACE gets old and tired after a while no matter how big or small, some more so than others though. That is why we travel/vacation many times, to experience something new then come home and enjoy the place we live in for what it is.

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