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Old 01-17-2009, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Davenport, Iowa
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As I've said before. The Quad Cities aren't impressive
When you start your reply out with something like that, you're not out to make the QC look like a good destination. They clearly aren't impressive to you, but they are to plenty of other people.
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Central Iowa - Ankeny
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When you start your reply out with something like that, you're not out to make the QC look like a good destination. They clearly aren't impressive to you, but they are to plenty of other people.
That's why it's my opinion.

I think it is a good place to live! ... I'm just getting the point across that it's not a place that tries to hard - it generally stays the same. Nothing wrong with that.
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:08 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Default Dont move to Davenport, Everyone hates it!

My advice is ---> DO NOT MOVE TO DAVENPORT, IOWA!!! My wife and I have lived in a combination of 4 -5 states in over a dozen cities and a year ago made the unfortunate decision to buy a cute little house in the center of Davenport. It is a low crime area and the neighbors seemed friendly. It was a few months later that someone from the city saw our camper was parked on the street over 24 hours and we got a ticket. We tried to park it next to the garage and another ticket for parking on the grass. We had to sell the camper. Another 2 tickets and our cars were towed when we were out of town one weekend because the city wanted to snow plow the street. Cost was $300.00. We didn’t plow our sidewalks soon enough (you get 10 hours to get it done). Another bill for snow removal. The real crime of all of this is you can drive a block away and see other campers parked on the street all year. Or vehicles parked on the grass. The thing is the laws depend on if someone complains. So if you’re a gambler you may like it in Davenport - you may get lucky and buy a house where the police don’t hassle you. But those areas are few and far between as I have talked to others. Other problems with living here are the lack of snow plowing in winter, traffic problems due to poor planning departments and a lack of money for new projects. We are going to move as soon as possible, so you can buy our house cheep.
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:12 PM
 
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My advice is ---> DO NOT MOVE TO DAVENPORT, IOWA!!! My wife and I have lived in a combination of 4 -5 states in over a dozen cities and a year ago made the unfortunate decision to buy a cute little house in the center of Davenport. It is a low crime area and the neighbors seemed friendly. It was a few months later that someone from the city saw our camper was parked on the street over 24 hours and we got a ticket. We tried to park it next to the garage and another ticket for parking on the grass. We had to sell the camper. Another 2 tickets and our cars were towed when we were out of town one weekend because the city wanted to snow plow the street. Cost was $300.00. We didn’t plow our sidewalks soon enough (you get 10 hours to get it done). Another bill for snow removal.
Almost every city (big or small) around the Midwest has strict ordinances for parking, especially when snow removal equipment is required to clear the roads. This reality is hardly unique to Davenport.

On one hand, you seem to complain about the lack of effective municipal snow removal in Davenport...yet fail to realize that your habitual refusal to comply with snow removal ordinances are a contributing factor. Try plowing a snow-covered street when you have it lined with cars and campers. It doesn't work too well.
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:29 PM
 
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I'm just getting the point across that it's not a place that tries to hard - it generally stays the same. Nothing wrong with that.
In the last 15 years there is a whole litany of things that have changed in the Quad Cities:

The Mark, John Deere Commons, The District, The Figge, The Skybridge, three large casinos, a PGA TPC golf course, an IMAX theater, River Music Experience, numerous downtown loft housing revitalizations, a $17 million terminal expansion at the airport, and dozens of new commercial/retail developments have all been added to the area.

The only thing wrong here is your blanket assertion about the Quad Cities which has absolutely no basis in fact.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:34 PM
 
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The airport there is more modern than the one in DSM. I'm surprised the QC people never bring that up for as much as Des moines residents believe they reign superior over the state.
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Des Moines
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Of course, then you would be hypocritical for pointing out something that you would chastize someone from Des Moines for bringing up

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Old 01-22-2009, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Davenport, Iowa
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You guys are weird.
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Des Moines, IA
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My advice is ---> DO NOT MOVE TO DAVENPORT, IOWA!!! .


In other words, don't move to Davenport because they do not allow you to violate city ordinances. Gotcha.
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Davenport, Iowa
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That guy is the definition of a troll. All 4 of his posts are the same exact cut/pasted rant about how Davenport doesn't allow him to be a terrible neighbor/citizen.
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