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Old 01-12-2012, 11:57 AM
 
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On the plus side, if you have a car and like to go shopping, there is one indoor mall lest out of four, that is pretty nice (Franklin Park Shoppingtown). The other three are closed and either are torn down or in the process of it. Toledo's downtown has activity until 6:00 PM. The only exception is if the ball park or hockey arena have home games on a particular evening...those draw the people.

The central city has the most crime; there were 39 homicides in 2011. The area with the lowest crime rate is zip 43615 on the south-west part of town.

Toledo was in glory when it was a great manufacturing center for 70 years+, but so many companies have relocated offshore causing a rather high unemployment rate.

The city financial status shoes a defecit for the past 10 years. Trash collection has been contracted out to Republic, an independent firm.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Cleveland, I can see, though it irks me that people who say that are probably referring to the east side and completely ignoring the west side, which is thoroughly midwestern.

Toledo is in no way, shape, or form East Coast.
Having grown up on L. Ontario I have to agree with some of the posts, here. Buffalo and as far east as Syracuse really cannot be considered East Coast.

Having traveled a bit around the Great Lakes, on business and pleasure trips, I agree that there's a "20 mile or so" boundary of sorts. Many will tell you the union influence is similar, as well.

Having worked and hung out in Toledo I can assure folks it's a Great Lakes town, albeit with a Midwestern flavor. The accents are almost identical to those one might find on the eastern end of L. Erie, and even over on L. Ontario. Laid back like a typical smaller Midwestern city, but with enough culture and great people to make thing interesting. I can relate with the Eastern European flavor of some Midwestern cities, with my own background and some of the folks I grew up with. Even German foods are getting harder to come by, these days.
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:07 AM
 
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It is part of the GLM... That is Great Lakes Megaregion. Also, I can't beleive that someone in Grand Rapids would call Toledo East Coast. Toledo is a satellite city to Detroit and nobody in GR would call Detroit an East Coast city.
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:35 PM
 
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toledo is the city thats scared to spend money to see the city do MORE and instead be suceptible to corruption then raise taxes on HOME OWNERS to foot the bill on everything.
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:37 PM
 
Location: West Portland suburbs
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I'd agree with your assessment. I was raised about an hour from Toledo, then attended the Univ. of Toledo. Other generalities, besides the ones you listed: conservative; visiting others (family and/or friends) is a common weekend activity, as is going to the mall and/or movies; boating popular for those who can afford it (since there is no skiing or mountain climbing); see more American cars and more large cars; see more people smoking (at least, more than here on the West Coast). None of these qualities, except for smoking, is meant as criticism. They're just my observations.
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