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Old 02-27-2014, 10:19 AM
 
Location: New York
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I might agree with some posters upthread that mentioned maybe Manhattan maybe overrated, but the outer boroughs are not. Some say Brooklyn is up and coming, Queens has nice suburban neighborhoods, gentrification, etc....

Underrated, I may have to vote for New Haven, CT. Most people don't think much about this blip on the map. It's a mid-size city with SO much culture. It may be benefitting from being somewhat near the midpoint of New York and Boston (Providence also), but it's vibrant and seemingly growing.

 
Old 02-28-2014, 03:31 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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My favorite city in the Northeast....

31 Reasons Philadelphia Is The Most Underrated City In America
 
Old 02-28-2014, 05:08 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Underrated, I may have to vote for New Haven, CT. Most people don't think much about this blip on the map. It's a mid-size city with SO much culture. It may be benefitting from being somewhat near the midpoint of New York and Boston (Providence also), but it's vibrant and seemingly growing.
New Haven definitely has its bright spots for sure, but it's nowhere near its potential. There is very palpable socio economic divide in Connecticut between suburban and semi rural prosperity and urban poverty. For some reason violent crime rates are particularly high in New Haven. Stamford seems to be cashing in on urban gentrification prosperity where as Bridgeport, Hartford, and New Haven remain more stagnant.

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Old 03-01-2014, 04:49 PM
 
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Bring facts to talk about my opinion? Good call.

The toughness is also code for rudeness, in my opinion. Nothing to be proud of.
I remember that one of the plot points of the 2nd Ghostbusters movie was that New Yorkers are basically *ssholes.

I like NYC, though. You don't get to be the big dog by not making waves. At the same time, yeah, the cancer that is yuppification is spreading outward from Manhattan and sucking the vibrant life away that helped make the city so famous to begin with. I was talking with a friend here in DF the other day about how Mexico City seems like how New York might've been 100 years ago. Anything seems possible. You don't really get that feeling now in New York, at least not without a wad of cash to back it up.
 
Old 03-01-2014, 04:51 PM
 
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For me, most of the Northeast major cities are overrated to some degree, while most major cities in the Midwest are underrated.
 
Old 03-01-2014, 08:33 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Overrated: the Hamptons, Martha's Vinyard, Bar Harbor

Underrated: the Jersey Shore, Provincetown, Rehoboth Beach
 
Old 03-01-2014, 08:47 PM
 
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Underrated: Portland, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati

Overrated: I've loved every one that I've been to.
 
Old 03-02-2014, 09:46 AM
 
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To me, Philadelphia is not an underrated city at all. I am not saying it's overrated either, just it's too big and solid of a city to really be overlooked, or considered underrated. I get that it's in a tough spot so to speak being between NYC and DC. But for me, Philly is a great city that can stand out on its own against NYC and DC.
 
Old 03-02-2014, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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You do realize that it doesn't have to be the worst place in the country in order for it not to be underrated
I've been to Milwaukee and believe me there is nothing underrated about it. It's a real Sh_thole.
I take it that you didn't see much of the city.
 
Old 03-02-2014, 10:24 AM
 
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Philadelphia-overrated
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