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View Poll Results: Which created city would you most want to live in? (I only used cities that have been updated)
Perone City (#4, 38, 87, 125) 6 12.77%
Athena (#12, 57, 61, 78, 94, 95, 99, 106, 109, 111, 116, 119, 122, 124, 135) 15 31.91%
San Aguilar (#8, 66) 9 19.15%
Heliconia (#14, 58) 0 0%
Bradonberg (#44, 59, 70) 6 12.77%
New Emporis (#83, 84, 115, 141) 6 12.77%
Arcadia Falls (#35, 53, 85, 104) 5 10.64%
Voters: 47. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-10-2009, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Ohio
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I don't know... I'm just interested in city simulation and I sometimes like to make up my own city and statistics about it. I guess it's kind of wierd but a city enthusiast might find it fun. I basically just make up my city with reasonable statistics as a slightly modified version of the city that I reside in (St. Louis), but any other US city would do or you can just completely make it up. You follow or did I lose you, I knew I should have got Billie Mays to pitch my thread. Anyway, here's a rubric:
City name: Marten City
City population: 4,328, 034
Metro population: 9,125,627
White %: 65
African-American %: 20
Hispanic %: 15
Asian %: 5
10 tallest buildings heights in feet: they range from 60 to 80 stories
Buldings >950 feet tall: 10
>800 feet tall: 12
>650 feet tall: 16
>500 feet tall: 20
Sports teams: NFL(River Otters) MLB( Robins) NHL(Red Foxes)NBA (Owls)
Yearly weather averages (average high-low, rain, snow):
winter 35/20 , spring 60/42, summer 83/60 , fall 66/47- winter tend to be snowy with blizzards and ice storms not uncommon; spring and fall are rather rainy and summer gets alot of thunderstorms. There is some sunny weather but without the long stretches of dry periods.
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Ohio
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winter 35/20 , spring 60/42, summer 83/60 , fall 66/47- winter tend to be snowy with blizzards and ice storms not uncommon; spring and fall are rather rainy and summer gets alot of thunderstorms. There is some sunny weather but without the long stretches of dry periods.
There are more interesting facts about this city:1. It surpasses Chicago of being the largest city in the midwest. 2. It remains rather unscathed from the white and middle class flight in the 60s and 70s . 3. All the races ( white ,black , Hispanic and Asian) are very tolerant of each other even though it is an blue collar Joe city. 4. In March of 2009 , a healthy set of octuplets were born to a northside couple ,Mr. and Mrs. Sanchez , two police officers. They are the worlds second set where all 8 babies survived and are thriving. The 6 girls and 2 boys were named in birth order : Amber, Bethany, Caitlyn, Destiny , Emily , Forest ( boy) , Ginger and Hunter ( boy). All are fraternal and two of the girls came as surprises ( they were expecting six). The last and the smallest baby ( Emily) came home from the hospital just before the July 4 holiday. 5. The housing in the 120 city neighborhoods run the gamut from NYC type walk ups that are 5-6 stories tall with fire escapes on the front to McMansion type areas. In the city's more than 70 suburbs the housing stock is similar ,ranging from the densely packed older inner ring burbs to the newer McMansion exurbs. The racial distribution in the suburbs as roughly the same as the city. 7. Marten City is second to NYC when it comes to mass transit ,however unlike the Big Apples it's subways are clean. 8 . For a city as large as MC crime is remarkably low. There is zero tolerance for criminals ,thugs and gangsters of any race and section 8 is put in at only certain areas.
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Old 07-10-2009, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Ohio
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city name: new emporis
city area: 125 sq. Miles
city population density: 12,000 per sq. Mile
city population: 1,500,000
city white %: 35
city african-american %: 28
city hispanic %: 21
city asian %: 14
metro area: 4,500 sq. Miles
metro population density: 1,000 per sq. Mile
metro population: 4,500,000
metro white %: 53
metro african-american %: 20
metro hispanic %: 15
metro asian %: 10
10 tallest buildings heights in feet: 1,250-1,000-900-866-833-800-775-750-725-700
buldings >950 feet tall: 2
>800 feet tall: 6
>650 feet tall: 12
>500 feet tall: 21
sports teams: nfl(70 years of existence, 3 titles)- mlb(100 years of existence, 9 titles)- nba(50 years of existence, 1 title)- nhl(60 years of existence, 2 titles)- mls(10 years of existence, 1 title)
yearly weather averages (average high-low, rain, snow): 65-45, 30", 20"
  • smoking is illegal in all public places
  • emporis university rated 10th best college in the world, medical department ranked 15th best in the world
  • city ranked 25th most dangerous in u.s.
  • metro area ranked 25th most dangerous in u.s.
  • murder rate is 25 per 100,000 residents (philadelphia is 22.9% and and chicago is 18%)
  • bipartisan system of government
  • gay marriage is legal
  • 75% of city voted for obama
  • 60% of metro area voted for obama
  • named 4th most desirable city in the u.s. To live in by forbes
  • named 8th most visited city in the u.s. By forbes
  • named 12th "smartest" city in the u.s. By forbes
  • has four season's: Summer, fall, winter, spring. January: Average of 40-28 degrees with 6 inches of snow, july: Average of 85-65 degrees with 2 inches of rain
  • named 20th fittest city in america
  • 35% of residents have a bachelor's degree or higher (us average is 27% and boston is 40.3%)
  • 30% of residents are foreign born (us average is 12.5% and new york is 36.7%)
  • 30% of residents speak a langauge other than english at home (us average is 19.5% and chicago is 36.5%)
  • median household income is $48,000 (us average is $50,007 and washington dc is $52,187)
  • 20% of individuals are below the poverty level (us average is 13.3% and philadelphia is 24.5%)
  • median house value is $400,000 (us average is $181,800 and seattle is $439,500)
  • 10% of residents are 65 or older (us average is 12.5% and baltimore is 12%)
wow!
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Chariton, Iowa
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Today's top stories from the Arcadia Falls Post-Courier:

Department of Justice announces Arcadia Falls as site of new district court
Ending wide speculation, Deputy Attorney General Ogden announced today that Arcadia Falls will be the home of the recently established District Court for the Eastern District of Arcadia. While a specific site within the city has yet to be chosen, today's announcement surprised city officials, who believed that nearby Austen would be chosen as (read more)
ASU engineers to probe Brandonburg crane collapses
A team of engineering students and professors will travel to Brandonburg next week to investigate a series of crane collapses. "Our goal is to discover what's causing these deadly structural failures," said Prof. Leslie Martin. The latest accident, which killed three (read more)
Wilder Center unveils 2010 lineup
The Gene Wilder Center for the Performing Arts unveiled their 2010 season Friday, which includes performances of The Lion King and the Berlin Philharmonic. Also on the schedule, a revival of the popular musical South Pacific and the nationally-known New Play Festival, scheduled for (read more)
New poll shows wide support for conservation measure
A new Post-Courier poll released today shows wide support for Mayor Sharp's "Green City" initiative. The measure, which would include the creation of a greenbelt system and improvements to the Winigan Creek watershed among other projects, had 62% support among registered (read more)
DOT announces plans for three new I-80 exits
The DOT yesterday announced plans for three new exits along I-80, as part of a plan to address rapid growth in Arcadia Falls and nearby suburbs St. Catherine and North Sarnia. The exits will be built at Parker St. in west Arcadia Falls, Van Allen Blvd in St. Catherine, and Forevergreen Road in North Sarnia. (read more)
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Old 07-11-2009, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I see a dedicated forum on the horizon......
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Old 07-11-2009, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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CITY OFFICIALS AND PRESIDENT OBAMA ASSESS TORNADO DAMAGE


City officials from Alpha and Swansonburg have a meeting right before meeting Obama and a few other guests.


President Obama with Michael Bloomberg, Al Sharpton and Newt Gingrich. All of them are here to assess the tornado damage in both Alpha and Swansonburg.

City officials from both Alpha and Swansonburg greeted Obama and 3 of his guests at the Athena International Airport. Along with him was Al Sharpton, Newt Gingrich and mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg.
Many resident pulled together, but are still relatively stunned by the tornado that ripped through the Greater Athena Area in the suburbs of Alpha and Swansonburg. Once a EF2 has been official rate by the National Weather Service as an low-end EF3. At the time after the tornado dissipated, over 210,000 customers were without power. The Electrical Company has worked very fast on the clock. Now, about 62,000 people remain without power.


TORNADO DAMAGE IN ALPHA

An uprooted tree in Alpha, just 12 miles from Downtown Athena.


Fallen tree branches blanket Highway 72 in Alpha. Nearly 62,000 costumers remain without power.






A crane fell right next to a preschool. The building under construction are proposed luxury condos. Fortunately, no one was inside the building when the crane collapsed.






Tornado damage to a Wal-Mart.



TORNADO DAMAGE IN SWANSONBURG







The remains of a GM building.



http://www.flickr.com/photos/camillephoto/2669626298/ (broken link)
The new Swasnana Hotel & Casino was struck by lightning and caused a large fire. One person received minor injuries, but no fatalities were reported.










The Sloppy Joe's Bar, a popular British pub in the Little Key West neighborhood received little damage from the fire. The restaurant will renovated the burnt portion of the building.




OTHER DAMAGE IN THE AREA


Hurricane force winds of up to 75 mph hammered Atlantis and Atlantis Beach. The Colonial Bank Building received over $10 million of damage.


There were a few reports of glass damage in Downtown Athena from a heavy hailstorm. There is a small glass fracture in the Sharon Residences (the triangular building) in the Meat Packaging District.



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Old 07-11-2009, 11:24 AM
 
Location: STL
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Latest New Emporis News:
  • City officials held a meeting about the catastrophe in the nearby Athena metropolitan area and decided to send rescue and transportation help . The decision, which was decided by a 12 to 3 vote by officials, is to send 1,000 troops to Athena to assist in clean up and rescue.
  • Construction has started early on the Four Season Hotel Megaplex which will bring three highrise buildings, retail, shopping, restaurants, and a small theme park to downtown New Emporis. Construction is scheduled to conclude in late 2010.
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Old 07-11-2009, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Latest New Emporis News:
  • City officials held a meeting about the catastrophe in the nearby Athena metropolitan area and decided to send rescue and transportation help . The decision, which was decided by a 12 to 3 vote by officials, is to send 1,000 troops to Athena to assist in clean up and rescue.
Who are the three dimwits who said no??
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Old 07-11-2009, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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OTHER AREA NEWS

• Athena has now reached the 7 million mark as of July 1, 2009. The population now stands at 7,201,638, an increase of 20.7% since 2000. Athena continues to grow at a fairly rapid pace, due to in part the large amount of amenities, job availability and the affordability of living in an urban environment. However, home prices are skyrocketing, as the median home price now stands at $298,839 as of July 1, 2009. Last year, the median home price was $273,940.

Likewise, the Greater Athena Area population stands at 16,625,172 as of 2009. Athena's largest suburbs were Griffin (835,728), Adrenaline (672,745), Atlantis (372,938), Alpha (312,726) and Elizabeth (307,263).

• City officials of Athena and New Emporis have discussed on a joint bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. If this bid were to win, this would be the second time Athena hosted the Summer Olympics, and the first for New Emporis.

• As part of the beautification project for the city of Athena and surrounding areas, new and innovative street lights will be installed in selected neighborhoods in Athena and its suburbs. Seven new parks have also been proposed in the area, as well as eco-friendly gas stations similar to that of those in Los Angeles.



An example of new and innovative street lights that are proposed in selected neighborhood in the city of Athena. This one is located in the upscale Selma Drive shopping district in the Canal District in Athena.


New eco-friendly gas stations like this one in LA will be built all over the Greater Athena Area. There are currently 12 under construction.

The new Shangri-La Hotel & Residence opens with a bang in Uptown Athena.


The new Shangri-La Hotel in Uptown Athena. It is one of the first Shangri-La Hotels in the United States to open.


A view of the hotel from Downtown Athena.


The Market restaurant owned by reowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The other two restaurants are Jay's of Indonesia and The Buddha House.

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Old 07-11-2009, 05:13 PM
 
Location: STL
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Here are the largest New Emporis suburbs.

City name: Miangeles
Area: 15 sq. miles
Population Density: 20,000 per sq. mile
Population: 300,000
White %: 30
African-American %: 15
Hispanic %: 45
Asian %: 8
Median Household Income: 50,000
Median House Value: 300,000

City name: Roosevelt
Area: 40 sq. miles
Population Density: 5,000 per sq. mile
Population: 200,000
White %: 27
African-American %: 65
Hispanic %: 3
Asian %: 3
Median Household Income: 40,000
Median House Value: 240,000

City name: Lake Shore
Area: 100 sq. miles
Population Density: 1,500 per sq. mile
Population: 150,000
White %: 75
African-American %: 8
Hispanic %: 4
Asian %: 12
Median Household Income: 400,000
Median House Value: 2,000,000

City name: Delmar Grove (AKA Yuppytopia)
Area: 10 sq. miles
Population Density: 10,000 per sq. mile
Population: 100,000
White %: 37
African-American %: 25
Hispanic %: 15
Asian %: 20
Median Household Income: 50,000
Median House Value: 200,000
% of Residents With Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 80%
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