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Old 09-14-2013, 04:41 PM
 
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Which city's image does not truly reflect that city's image? For example, Los Angeles has a bad image for many people. Many people think that Los Angeles is a bad place. However, I believe that Los Angeles is a great place. Especially if you have money.

Many people think that Seattle sucks and is a place where it rains all the time. I live in Seattle and I can't remember the last time I used an umbrella. It never rains here in the summer. We do get a good amount of rain throughout the entire year but normally when it rains here it is just a drizzle. It rarely rains hard here. The weather in Seattle is very comfortable, mild, and very liveable year-round for the most part. I am actually glad that Seattle has a bad image for many people as being a city where it rains all the time because that keeps too many people from moving here. If most people knew how great Seattle was, everybody would be trying to move here. So I actually prefer Seattle to have a image as being a depressing place where it rains everyday. That's fine with me. Everyone else can go move to California, Florida, Texas, Arizona, or wherever else.

Many people think that New York City sucks. I personally think that New York City is by far the greatest city on earth. If you do not like NYC, you are probably just not a city person. NYC may not be perfect, but no city is perfect and what city is truly better than NYC? I do realize that NYC is for people who have more money. I get that.

Many people automatically write off Chicago just because it's in the Midwest. I personally think that Chicago is a great city and that the midwest is underrated and for some odd reason the midwest gets a bad rap for being boring or for not being as good, cool, and hip as the West Coast or East Coast.

Many people also think that the South is nothing but conservative people. However, there are plenty of liberals living in the South. I guess many people out there probably also think that the North is nothing but liberals, yet there are plenty of conservative people living in the north.
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Old 09-14-2013, 06:00 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Detroit. Yes it has problems, but it is far from the wasteland the media portrays. It is actually a very cool city to visit and it has some amazing areas.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Kansas City - the perception is that it's Kansas. Some flat far, city. Nope. Brick buildings, hill, gothic architecture, and very French feel overall. Really unique designs for the city too. Lots of fountains giving it a European look and feel in certain areas like the Plaza. It's one of the most architecturally unique cities I've been to, and I've been to many cities.


Atlanta- some black ghetto city. People are shocked by it's diversity. Atlanta midtown, downtown, and Buckhead areas are very urban and has impressive skylines no matter where you're coming from.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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LA and New Orleans. Many people think LA is either a tropical paradise that can do no wrong, full of fake people that only like to entertain and hate culture or a sprawling ghetto full of smog and traffic. LA is a wonderful city that happens to have many problems (but every city does) and, get this, is full of mostly REAL people with LOADS of culture, wonderful food, and nice weather (not tropical though). As for New Orleans, many people think it's a Black ghetto with shootings everyday, filth, and the only thing to do is party in the French Quarter. This is also not true. Yes, there are bad areas, but New Orleans has lots of culture and more to do than drink.
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Over-the-Rhine, Ohio
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I think Cincinnati's image gets warped by Cleveland somehow. Every time I tell people I live in Cincinnati while traveling they always say weird things like, "Have you been to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?" or "How's that river that caught on fire doing?" People don't seem to get that Cincinnati is over four hours driving distance from Cleveland and is VERY differently culturally. People also tend to lump Cincy in with the rest of the Midwest when it's actually much older than most Midwestern cities and gets a lot of its cultural traits from the South. People like to harass me for comparing Cincinnati to New Orleans, but I honestly believe they're very similar in their provincialism, cultural disparity from the rest of the US, and collections of unique historic architecture. It's certainly more comparable to New Orleans than Cleveland.
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Old 09-16-2013, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Kansas City - the perception is that it's Kansas. Some flat far, city. Nope. Brick buildings, hill, gothic architecture, and very French feel overall. Really unique designs for the city too. Lots of fountains giving it a European look and feel in certain areas like the Plaza. It's one of the most architecturally unique cities I've been to, and I've been to many cities.


Atlanta- some black ghetto city. People are shocked by it's diversity. Atlanta midtown, downtown, and Buckhead areas are very urban and has impressive skylines no matter where you're coming from.
Great post. +1 for Kansas City.

It's laughable how underated Kansas City is. Such an amazing city, with a not so great image. A true hidden treasure of a city, in this country.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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Southern cities such as Atlanta. .Just because it's in the south people assume everyone is friendly. From my experience people in New York are much friendlier and down to earth than Atlanta.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:46 AM
 
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As for New Orleans, many people think it's a Black ghetto with shootings everyday, filth, and the only thing to do is party in the French Quarter. This is also not true. Yes, there are bad areas, but New Orleans has lots of culture and more to do than drink.
Oh yeah... New Orleans is "only" one of the most violent cities in the world
Most Dangerous Cities In The World - Business Insider
Please...

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Old 09-18-2013, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Pretty much any city really.

Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, and Atlanta leap to mind.
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:11 AM
 
Location: the future
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Im going to make an argument for DC. Alot of people may think its all about what they see on tv but the natives or true residents don't give a damn about all the political hogwash just like the rest of the nation.
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