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Old 08-14-2010, 07:20 PM
 
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Ive seen so many posts on this site of people totally bashing Milwaukee. I ran across a thread filled with comments about all the things people actually like about the city and it was refreshing. There are a couple areas across the country that I am considering moving to, but im a little undecided. Im considering Milwaukee because it seems big enough to accommodate my thirst for things to do but small enough to still have a sense of community. I currently live in Atlanta and I just completed grad school with my MBA(yesss!!!). Im 24, black, gay, and really into sports. I'll be looking for a job as well... Looking for as much info as possible... THANX
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Downers Grove, IL
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I am also considering a move to Milwaukee from Chicago. I too have seen a lot of negativity. The word "ghetto" is thrown about a lot. Having lived in the highest crime neighborhood in Cook County for three years and not only surviving, but enjoying living there, I think some of the posters in this community have very little actual experience living in a large city.

I, probably like a lot of these negative people, am a white boy from the suburbs. Instead of remaining ignorant, I got some culture. My best living experiences have been in, so called, "ghetto" neighborhoods. Sure, there's crime, there's drugs, but there's also some really nice, honest, and open-minded people too. Besides if you walk around a neighborhood like a victim, you'll get treated like one. I made Chicago's west side my HOME. If you act like you're at home, nobody ****s with you.
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:45 PM
 
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I am also considering a move to Milwaukee from Chicago. I too have seen a lot of negativity. The word "ghetto" is thrown about a lot. Having lived in the highest crime neighborhood in Cook County for three years and not only surviving, but enjoying living there, I think some of the posters in this community have very little actual experience living in a large city.

I, probably like a lot of these negative people, am a white boy from the suburbs. Instead of remaining ignorant, I got some culture. My best living experiences have been in, so called, "ghetto" neighborhoods. Sure, there's crime, there's drugs, but there's also some really nice, honest, and open-minded people too. Besides if you walk around a neighborhood like a victim, you'll get treated like one. I made Chicago's west side my HOME. If you act like you're at home, nobody ****s with you.
Why cant everybody from the 'burbs think like you?
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Old 08-14-2010, 11:57 PM
 
Location: AZ
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Ive seen so many posts on this site of people totally bashing Milwaukee. I ran across a thread filled with comments about all the things people actually like about the city and it was refreshing. There are a couple areas across the country that I am considering moving to, but im a little undecided. Im considering Milwaukee because it seems big enough to accommodate my thirst for things to do but small enough to still have a sense of community. I currently live in Atlanta and I just completed grad school with my MBA(yesss!!!). Im 24, black, gay, and really into sports. I'll be looking for a job as well... Looking for as much info as possible... THANX
Well, half of the negative posts in this thread as of late, originate from THE SAME PERSON with numerous screen names (you should easily be able to figure it out with an MBA based on their generally pissed off writing style). In an area with almost two million people, one pissed off crank is a stastical anomaly.
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Old 08-14-2010, 11:59 PM
 
Location: AZ
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Why can't you think like "everybody from the burbs"?

It's a fair question.
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Old 08-15-2010, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Mequon
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I think some of the posters in this community have very little actual experience living in a large city
Thank You, Agreed. As someone who has lived in a lot bigger cities I completely agree!
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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No, Milwaukee is not "bad". I think its an especially good place for someone in their 20's because you really don't have to try very hard to find something to do. Yeah some areas are kinda run down but you see that in any larger city. That being said I am moving to Arizona next year and I don't know if I'll come back when my classes are finished just because winter is so damn brutal to me. Winter is the main thing that holds this city back.
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Old 08-15-2010, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Lower Eastside - Farwell Ave just south of Brady St
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No, Milwaukee is not "bad". I think its an especially good place for someone in their 20's because you really don't have to try very hard to find something to do. Yeah some areas are kinda run down but you see that in any larger city. That being said I am moving to Arizona next year and I don't know if I'll come back when my classes are finished just because winter is so damn brutal to me. Winter is the main thing that holds this city back.
Winter? The last few years have been nothing.... The good far outweighs the bad, even the weather.
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Old 08-15-2010, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Mequon
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Crime in Milwaukee drops again, police statistics show - JSOnline

Significant Crime Drop in 2009

Crime continues to drop, Milwaukee police statistics say - JSOnline

Milwaukee Crime Rate Drops

Crime continues to drop, police statistics say | WOPULAR

Milwaukee Police Announce Continued Crime Drop

Milwaukee!
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Old 08-15-2010, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Mequon
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