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Old 07-19-2013, 07:52 AM
 
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CIncyIowan, before you say someone is ignorant, think about if you have enough knowlegde to say that. At least I've stayed in both places for 2 years. All I said above is Iowans are not that open compare to New Yorkers, and you can't find so many things to see and to do in QC than in NYC. I didn't mean to say anything negative about QC, I'm just saying it's pros and cons, I'm just telling the truth. Many elder people who live in QC area, but have been living in other places around the US, agreed with my idea. Like Mvyas said, if you've never been living in real big cities, do it and you may have different feelings. If you've never done that and you don't want to admit what I said without any evidence, all I can say is you are ignorant.
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:09 AM
 
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Everyone knows if you're moving from New York City to Iowa, the only place that is exactly like the Big Apple is Des Moines.

There's literally no difference between downtown Des Moines and Manhattan. It's the exact same atmosphere.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Davenport, Iowa
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...and you can't find so many things to see and to do in QC than in NYC.
I'm shocked.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:27 AM
 
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In all reality, the Quad Cities has slightly more to offer than Clinton, IA. Do the math on that for a second.

Clinton is about 25,000 people. The QC is much more than 10 times that size. You'd think the Quad Cities would have much more to offer than Clinton.

...But, it doesn't.
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:51 PM
 
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In all reality, the Quad Cities has slightly more to offer than Clinton, IA. Do the math on that for a second.

Clinton is about 25,000 people. The QC is much more than 10 times that size. You'd think the Quad Cities would have much more to offer than Clinton.

...But, it doesn't.
Cmon, the Metropolitan area has a population over 400,000. We have a vibrant music scene, some OK restaurants and the Taxslayer. No pro-sports, you have to go to St. Louis or Chicago for that.

However, only 50 minutes West in Iowa City you have Div 1 college sports. Plus, Hancher Auditorium brings in shows that are expensive and almost impossible to get tickets to in NYC. Ballet, Theatre, Classical Music and much more.
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Old 08-10-2019, 11:31 AM
 
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Going from a large city to the Quad Cities would probably be so much better. I lived in the Quad Cities and it seemed perfect because of the reason that it wasn't too large with tons of traffic but still had almost everything a city could offer. Davenport is the the largest and its only got around 100k residents. If anyone moves from inner city Chicago, to Davenport or anywhere within the Quad Cities, I would think things would be less stressful in every way.
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Old 08-21-2019, 04:43 PM
 
Location: California
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Wonder if OP ever made it to the Quad Cities?
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Old 08-23-2019, 07:45 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Has anyone made a transition from a large city to (any much smaller place)?
My husband and I are considering a move (from NYC) and...
Returning to a town you or the spouse grew up in and/or where you have friends and family...
well, that's a whole lot different than just showing up somewhere cold even with some great job offer.
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