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View Poll Results: I would rather live in the...
Rust Belt 182 44.61%
Sun Belt 226 55.39%
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:18 PM
 
Location: NJ
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rust belt. i like my non cancerous skin.
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I agree about Chicago not being 'Rust Belt'...its' diverse economy IMO exempts it from its' sister cities in the region.
However, I am amused (as usual) by your attempt to characterize the Sunbelt cities as 'one note' cities having nothing but 'flavorless' suburbs, with 'miles upon miles of tract housing'...yes, they do have their share of those areas (as does Chicago, as you so graciously pointed out), but apparently you are unaware (or unwilling to acknowledge) that the Sunbelt cities also have 'old-school' suburbs, as you put it. For all the neighborhoods that you cite in Chicago, I could in Atlanta cite Midtown, Virginia-Highland, Poncey-Highland, Inman Park, Grant Park, Candler Park, Decatur, Druid Hills, Decatur, Morningside, Brookwood Hills, Buckhead, Brookhaven, West End, Ansley Park...'etc'.
Sunbelt cities have much more cookie cutter houses in bland neighborhoods.

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Old 04-13-2010, 08:25 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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rust belt. i like my non cancerous skin.
Is that the best you've got?
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Ahem...Sunbelt cities have much more cookie cutter houses in bland neighborhoods.
Looks just like the Northwestern burbs of Chicago to me.

And the Northern suburbs of Detroit.

Ditto for Milwaukee.

Ditto for Western St. Louis.

Ditto for.........

If you are really delusional enough to think that the Sunbelt "owns" this type of development, all I can say is you need to get out there a little more.
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:32 PM
 
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rust belt. i like my non cancerous skin.
I KNEW IT!! I knew the sun doesn't shine up there. I KNEW it wasn't a myth.
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:34 PM
 
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Sunbelt cities have much more cookie cutter houses in bland neighborhoods.
Yep, because the Sunbelt is THAT small, and homogeneous.
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Looks just like the Northwestern burbs of Chicago to me.

And the Northern suburbs of Detroit.

Ditto for Milwaukee.

Ditto for Western St. Louis.

Ditto for.........

If you are really delusional enough to think that the Sunbelt "owns" this type of development, all I can say is you need to get out there a little more.
I know what the NW suburbs of Chicago look like:



It's nothing compared to the South.

I know what a lot of the Midwest looks like too and it's not nearly as much as the South. The South is a lot of new development and therefor it has more.

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Yep, because the Sunbelt is THAT small, and homogeneous.
Oh hey, I like the sarcasm. Although nothing I said came anywhere near being something you could respond with what you just said.
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Surprise, AZ
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Sunbelt cities have much more cookie cutter houses in bland neighborhoods.
This is SO much more attractive and less bland:




Hmmm...looks pretty cookie-cutter to me as well.
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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^The houses in that picture were clearly built around the turn of the 20th century, and the "cookie cutter" concept wasn't born until the early-mid 1940's in Levitown, NY.
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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^The houses in that picture were clearly built around the turn of the 20th century, and the "cookie cutter" concept wasn't born until the early-mid 1940's in Levitown, NY.
Very true.
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