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View Poll Results: Which city has the most character?
Atlanta 3 6.98%
Minneapolis-St.Paul 4 9.30%
Indiannapolis 0 0%
Birmingham 2 4.65%
Houston 4 9.30%
Dallas 5 11.63%
Charlotte 0 0%
Milwaukee 8 18.60%
San Diego 4 9.30%
Nashville 13 30.23%
Voters: 43. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-26-2010, 09:51 PM
 
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I must be a contrarian because I see your list as some of the cities with the least character.

My list would include Charleston SC, Savannah, San Francisco, Seattle, Baltimore, Boston, perhaps Pittsburgh. I see character in older buildings & neighborhoods, topograpy, rivers & oceans.

The cities on your list are defined by tall towers downtown and endless sprawl on the outskirts. They all have a few neighborhoods with character i'm sure, but it's not what defines them.
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:20 PM
 
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Minneapolis, Milwaukee a close second then Houston third.
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Old 09-26-2010, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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I must be a contrarian because I see your list as some of the cities with the least character.

My list would include Charleston SC, Savannah, San Francisco, Seattle, Baltimore, Boston, perhaps Pittsburgh. I see character in older buildings & neighborhoods, topograpy, rivers & oceans.

The cities on your list are defined by tall towers downtown and endless sprawl on the outskirts. They all have a few neighborhoods with character i'm sure, but it's not what defines them.
Actually this is why I made the post and have not selected a city yet.I think character is largely based on cultural differences.Not to mention some cities are obvious why others are more subtle.Also what is that character ?The "older buildings"?And if so how old sure they be before they have character?

Oh yeh and if you say:"They all have a few neighborhoods with character i'm sure, but it's not what defines them", then who defines them as to what is character?
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:58 AM
 
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I think I understand - you are looking for a city with a distinquishing culture of the people?

In that case it would be Nashville (country), San Diego (hispanic, military?). Does Milwaukee have a notable culture?

I'd rule out cities defined by transplants - Atlanta, Charlotte, Houston, etc.
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:13 AM
 
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nashville's culture is mostly contrived. out of these cities, the one with the most authentic character is quite easily milwaukee, due to its age and historic importance as a brewing town. the rest are all too young and have a lot more transplants, thereby diluting any palpable flavor of their own. true character comes only with age.
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:14 AM
 
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The cities that stand out are Milwaukee and Nashville.
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:50 AM
 
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The only city that stands out for me is Milwaukee.
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:24 AM
 
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I think I understand - you are looking for a city with a distinquishing culture of the people?

In that case it would be Nashville (country), San Diego (hispanic, military?). Does Milwaukee have a notable culture?

I'd rule out cities defined by transplants - Atlanta, Charlotte, Houston, etc.
Yes definitely, Milwaukee would be my 2nd choice.

And, to ruffle a few feathers, Indianapolis and Charlotte would be the bottom 2.
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:44 AM
 
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I must be a contrarian because I see your list as some of the cities with the least character.

My list would include Charleston SC, Savannah, San Francisco, Seattle, Baltimore, Boston, perhaps Pittsburgh. I see character in older buildings & neighborhoods, topograpy, rivers & oceans.

The cities on your list are defined by tall towers downtown and endless sprawl on the outskirts. They all have a few neighborhoods with character i'm sure, but it's not what defines them.
I agree; this list includes some with the LEAST character; however, with the choices given, I selected Milwaukee..
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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I agree; this list includes some with the LEAST character; however, with the choices given, I selected Milwaukee..
So ok what is Milwuakee's character?Why?
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