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Old 01-16-2007, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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can anyone tell me how good the schools are in dubuque is and also about is it a nice place to live and is there alot of things for kids to do up there seen the web sight for dubuque seems to be real nice there thank you
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Old 01-18-2007, 06:22 AM
 
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Dubuque is a very lovely city, hilly. It's on the Mississippi River. I have no children in school but have heard nothing bad about it. They have a casino, horse racing, shopping mall, historical homes, your typical city. Winters can be very cold, summers can be hot. Friendly people, it's Iowa. I believe it has lots of job growth going on at the moment.
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Old 02-20-2007, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis Metro
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I live in Minneapolis/St. Paul, and just this past weekend I visited Dubuque. The people were very, very friendly. It was pretty cool because there is a very old historic part of town, typical suburban areas, And inbetween areas. It has beautiful bluffs and hills. The sunsets and sunrises that I saw were amazing there. You should definately visit there. To conclude... When I think of Iowa, I think of boring, boring, farms, flat plains, and more boring... But I'll tell you, Dubuque is a whole other story.
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Minnesota..California Dreamin'
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Exactly! It is a beautiful historic city, very unique for an Iowa city. It is northeast Iowa, and that doesn't look like much of Iowa, because it is really beautiful. Dubuque is truly a wonderful city. I have never lived there, but I have seen it enough to know it. I don't know anything about the schools there, thus. I think Dubuque is fairly interesting, not boring although it depends on where you are from I guess before- different places have different standards of things to do. I would say Dubuque is one of the better places to live in Iowa, or at least one that isn't very typical of Iowa, if you don't want what is typical of Iowa.
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Old 02-21-2007, 04:29 PM
 
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Define "Nice" and try to be descriptive about yourself! If you're a young person then Dubuque is boring, if you're an elderly then Dubuque has got a lot to offer, if you're rich then Dubuque has a LOT to offer thanks to the Riverboat and Casinos by the banks of Mississippi river. It's a typical Iowa town with Chicago, Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, Madison and so on in an hour - three hour distance. Schools are good as the teachers are highly talented. Feed more details and I might be able to give some more information.
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Dubuque Metro, Iowa
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Dubuque was ranked one of the best communities for young people, you just have to look; I have read your replies about prejudice in Dubuque; probably from people in their 50s- 70s that want to keep the same Dubuque they'd had in the 60s.

Dubuque is a great place- its school district is the largest, and most educated in the state, 60,000 people... about.... and it is growing. (Sounds odd for Iowa, but, yes, it is)

Iowa City cannot offer the beauty, hospitality, and atmosphere that Dubuque does, making Dubuque the more popular tourist choice and moving destination.
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Old 03-24-2007, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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alright, i lived in dubuque for almost four years and i really do hate this town. the people suck (no offense to anyone) that i met and yeah there is some nice people but they are hard to find, most of the popluation does drugs. (most the people i have met) the mall sucks and is going down hill. there isnt even a food court. and the pizza place doesnt count. the schools i heard from my younger friends sucks. Senior high school is a joke from what i heard. i didnt go to high school here, but i am glad i didnt.
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Old 03-24-2007, 07:07 PM
 
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I know that things can't be as exciting in Dubuque as they are back in Nepal where all those Maoist insurgents are running loose and on the rampage. It sounds like you've been in Dubuque too long and need a change in scenery.
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Old 03-25-2007, 03:54 AM
 
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lol Southside Shrek , I like it that you bringi Maoist Insurgents in the board discussions all the time and have been using them as your trump cards. Maoists carry anti american sentiments while I do quite the oppoisite. You're entitled to your opinion while I am entitled to mine. BTW, where do you live? It seems like you travel everywhere and oh, after having spent 2 and half years in Dubuque, I conclude that I know quite a bit about it. alymay stated his/her opinion about Dubuque too didn't s/he? I'm not sure how old you are but Dubuque is a town GREAT for tourists not for outsiders/migrants.
PS I have 10's of friends from Illinois and Wisconsin too and that's what most of them feel.

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Old 03-25-2007, 10:46 AM
 
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I am over here in North Central, Indiana but I have spent a little time in and around Dubuque. The reason I happen to mention the Maoist insurgents in Nepal so much is because they are preventing me from going on a white water rafting trip there. It is safer for me to get a small boat and row it across the Mississippi River up by McGregor at nighttime which I have done. One time a large river barge appeared out of nowhere and almost took me out.

That's what you should try for some excitement living in Dubuque. It will also make you a better, stronger and faster rower.

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