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Old 02-23-2016, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Milwaukee has been mentioned innumerable times here as an underrated city. I would agree with that there seems be a strong feeling with posters that milwaukee suffers being in chicago's shaddow I contend that much of what makes milw work well is its very closeness to chicagoland and its huge population base. Milw would be a vastly different city if chicago wasn't a mere 90 mi down the road. Milw benefits by being part of tremendous urban region on the southwest shores of lk michigan

For what's worth, I don't see milw as being underrated among chicagoans. We tend to like our northern nfeighbor and take advantage of its fine offerings

 
Old 02-23-2016, 07:14 PM
 
Location: where the good looking people are
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Overrated: Minneapolis
Underrated: Cleveland
 
Old 02-23-2016, 07:23 PM
 
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Originally Posted by edsg25 View Post
Milwaukee has been mentioned innumerable times here as an underrated city. I would agree with that there seems be a strong feeling with posters that milwaukee suffers being in chicago's shaddow I contend that much of what makes milw work well is its very closeness to chicagoland and its huge population base. Milw would be a vastly different city if chicago wasn't a mere 90 mi down the road. Milw benefits by being part of tremendous urban region on the southwest shores of lk michigan

For what's worth, I don't see milw as being underrated among chicagoans. We tend to like our northern nfeighbor and take advantage of its fine offerings

I definitely feel Milwaukee benefits from its close proximity to Chicago. I don't think it's underrated by Chicagoland residents....I know many who come up to Milwaukee to spend a Saturday or a week-end. I also know more from Chicago are buying condos in Milwaukee's Third Ward, to spend their week-ends there. Not really sure how many, but I've met a number. The Third Ward is a definite draw.

https://www.google.com/search?q=milw...ward+riverwalk
 
Old 02-23-2016, 07:32 PM
 
Location: where the good looking people are
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Most people I know of in Chicago either don't think of Milwaukee at all, outside of the "cheesehead" Packer fans, or Cubs fans who like to jib Brewer fans.

Otherwise it is always good things like summer fest or all the cool bars there.

I've never really heard people put down Milwaukee in Chicago, the way people in The Bay put down Sacramento, for example(similar sized metros with in similar proximity to each other).
 
Old 02-24-2016, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I definitely feel Milwaukee benefits from its close proximity to Chicago. I don't think it's underrated by Chicagoland residents....I know many who come up to Milwaukee to spend a Saturday or a week-end. I also know more from Chicago are buying condos in Milwaukee's Third Ward, to spend their week-ends there. Not really sure how many, but I've met a number. The Third Ward is a definite draw.

https://www.google.com/search?q=milw...ward+riverwalk
the harbor is the attraction.
 
Old 02-24-2016, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Indianapolis receives a lot of flack as a boring city, I think people just hear that and believe it without really trying to explore the city, or give it a real shot.
 
Old 02-24-2016, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Overrated: Minneapolis
Underrated: Cleveland
Is your sole purpose on CD to proclaim how badly you hate Minneapolis? It's perplexing to me why you're so passionate and dedicated to it. I mean, I give you props for the time you spend talking about a city you don't care for at all.
 
Old 02-24-2016, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Providence, RI
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Indianapolis receives a lot of flack as a boring city, I think people just hear that and believe it without really trying to explore the city, or give it a real shot.
It's not nearly as bad as it's made out to be. Indianapolis is a big conference hub, so the most that many people see of Minneapolis is sterile hotels and conference centers. It doesn't help the reputation.
 
Old 02-24-2016, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Is your sole purpose on CD to proclaim how badly you hate Minneapolis? It's perplexing to me why you're so passionate and dedicated to it. I mean, I give you props for the time you spend talking about a city you don't care for at all.

Minneapolis stole his lunch money, gave him a wedgie and pushed him into a mud puddle when he was little
 
Old 02-24-2016, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Overrated: Indianapolis, Cleveland

Underrated: Minneapolis, Columbus
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