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Old 05-01-2013, 08:35 AM
 
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I guess I just feel that everything being equal, it's hard to beat Milwaukee and its relative location (besides not being close to mountains). We have one of the better zoos in the country, one of the better art museums, sufficient entertainment/nightlife for a city of our size, low volume traffic compared to other cities, the closest major city to Chicago (which is much more positive than negative), a nice lakefront, nice summer weather (we escape the heat and humidity of most locations in the country), and I'd argue friendlier people than most regions. LA may have more within close proximity, but some of its negatives negate the overall number of assets it has.
L.A. may have more within proximity BUT, we have "Up North"! Can't beat that!
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:20 AM
 
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L.A. may have more within proximity BUT, we have "Up North"! Can't beat that!

Close proximity to LA is relative. It can take an hour to drive 10 miles in LA traffic.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:49 PM
 
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While I am not as much of a thrill-seeking individual as most, I will say it should be curious why I hear so many people around the area (as I've lived in Milwaukee my whole life) say there is nothing to do here. I actually think we might have the best relative location to a great variety of attractions and places of any city. We're 90 miles from Chicago, just two to three hours from popular tourist attractions in Door County and Wisconsin Dells, a few hours from great hunting and fishing territory in the Northwoods, we are the City of Festivals for a reason, and overall just about every recreational activity is available here except for tall mountains (even rock climbing is feasible with our steep hills and rock formations). It is amazing that people say there is nothing to do. Anyone else from the region or another region feel the same way, where they hear people complain all the time but it is unfounded?
There is plenty to do.

I say this having been to NYC, Chicago, and San Diego. What did I do in those cities? Visit people and drink alcohol. Went to a couple nice clubs in NYC. Basically, a redundancy of what you can do not only in Milwaukee but in Idaho.

Consider your source when you hear people complain.

But I used to jog in below zero degree weather here in Wisconsin. What do I mean by that? I can jog in that or in 100 degree weather in California (and have). Some fatso in California or diabetic in NYC couldn't "find" a jogging occasion in Milwaukee during cold weather. And not because there exists no jogging occasion.

Same thing if you want to see basketball, baseball, a play, or do ballroom dancing. You can do that in Milwaukee. Or if you don't get up and do it you can say, "There's nothing to do." There is something communist and pansy about the whole complaint that irks me. Sounds like some Eastern communist waiting for the government to show and tell them what to do.

You want to gamble? Go to the casino downtown.

Chicago though has in my opinion, probably some of the best architecture in the country and world, per capita wise. Chicago might even best NYC and LA in that category--of luxury properties with unique qualities.

Milwaukee could improve a lot in it's luxury property market.

A lot of very rich people don't live in cities like Chicago or Milwaukee anyways (a lot do too of course). They have mansions in places like Lake Forest, Illinois and in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. But that is true in every state of the country. Like the rich that live in their enclave of Paradise Valley, Arizona outside of Phoenix. Or you have mega mansion of the super rich living in the forested hills of Utah.

But the rich have a bit more imagination than the person walking around Cleveland or Milwaukee complaining "There is nothing to do," because they think at 12 noon in NYC and LA, tons of street corners and bars in their downtowns are full of sexy Colombian women dancing half naked on bar counters in cities where everyone has money falling out of their pockets while never having to work a job.

There are plenty of broke and poor people or people simply suffering from tragedies in every city in the United States. What matters more is not what city you are in but what kind of life you have been able to carve out for yourself in that city. I'd rather be rich living in a big mansion in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin than poor and living in a crime ridden neighborhood where one of my children got shot to death in LA or Chicago (or Milwaukee for that matter).







All that said... I favor warm climates. I really dislike the cold. To that extent I dislike Chicago and NYC as much as I dislike Milwaukee. I imagine I would like the Caribbean city of Cartegena, Colombia or the Yucatan area of Mexico or the tropical metropolis of Rio de Janeiro. But even with that said I'd rather be living rich in cold Montreal in Quebec, Canada than living poor in Rio de Janeiro in some war zone favela. I don't give a d___ if Rio has the world famous "Carnival." A lot of good that will do when I'm in a wheelchair with a bullet lodged right beside my spine.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:03 PM
 
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What a ramble.
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:42 PM
 
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What a ramble.
If you're going to troll and simply try to provoke me when ever I post I'll simply report you to the moderators. That simple. In fact, I think I'll do that.

And yes... I've found plenty of things to occupy myself with in Milwaukee. I can do pretty much in Milwaukee what I can in New York City or LA. Except it might be a lot less inexpensive in Milwaukee.






Edit to say:

I'm refraining from ad hominen attacks. Though, I'm aware there are adults online that act like young children engaging in online bullying. In this way some adults have always been tremendous roll models for young kids that engage in bullying. But I'm an adult, so, instead of offering a personal attack back I can just PM a moderator. Seems a sensible decision.

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Old 06-13-2013, 01:11 PM
 
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I think the appeal of a city like Milwaukee, Wi is how much easier it is to live. You don't have to work as hard just to stay afloat. You can take it easier.

I think mid-sized city are becoming a good choice for young people who want a decent standard of living. I think they're coming to the same conclusion (after seeing what their friend are paying to live elsewhere) and staying and putting their creative energy into the cities where they live. Census has showed that Milwaukee's population has more young people then average. I feel like there is a serious artistic and creative beat in this city. I know it's hard to believe because it's Milwaukee. it recently ranked as one of the best cities to become an entrepreneur. We benefit from having many independently owned businesses. I think people would be surprised at the amount of great places we have here filled with great local product.

30 years ago I'm not sure I'd want to live here. I guess I can't say because I wasn't here 30 years ago, but I think all cities and the people who live in those cities are generally becoming more global and caught up to modern times.

I feel like I live a kick ass life here. I think it could even be envied.

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Old 06-15-2013, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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L.A. may have more within proximity BUT, we have "Up North"! Can't beat that!
Many people in Los Angeles County considers anything north of the Los Angeles-Kern County line to be "up north".

I have visited Milwaukee and lived in Seattle - so I know what "up north" really means.
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