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Old 01-27-2009, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I grew up in Chicago and am now in Lexington. The one thing I miss as a Chicago native is the food...
Someone that grew up in Chicago is a Packers fan? Blasphemous! There can be no way to justify your choice of football teams! You are now excommunicated!
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I'm from Ky born and raised, but went to school in Chicago. I really enjoyed my time there, but moved back home because of just loving it here. I was in the downer groves/naperville area. I think Lexington seems like these areas except much nicer...
Downers Grove and Naperville are suburbs that are like 20 miles from Chicago. Chicago the city is nothing like those suburbs.
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Well, Chicago doesnt have a big city feel, it has a HUGE city feel
(To me at least)...
Well it should. There are more people in Cook County (5,285,107 in 2007 in 1,635 square miles) (Chicago is located in Cook County as well as many highly populated suburbs) than the WHOLE STATE of Kentucky (4,269,245 in 2008 estimated in 40,409 square miles!)

That being said however ,if you take out the complete Chicago area (not just Cook County) from Illinois, the total population of Illinois would be very close to the total population of Kentucky.
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Old 01-27-2009, 04:59 AM
 
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Someone that grew up in Chicago is a Packers fan? Blasphemous! There can be no way to justify your choice of football teams! You are now excommunicated!
Maybe they enjoy teams that win, you ever think of that?
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:09 PM
 
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I just saw this now. I come into the KY forum every so often. I cant believe this question was even asked. I have never seen any town in Kentucky that is even in a remote way similar to Chicago at all. I am not saying it is good or is it bad. It is just how it is. Every area has its ways. If I wanted to live in a place like Chicago I would live in Chicago. If I wanted to live in a place like Lexington or Louisville I would live in either of those. These type of questions befuddle me.

Don't get me wrong,I like Kentucky and have lived and spent a lot of time there over the years.

As someone said in a previous post comparing Chicago to Lexington or Louisville is like comparing an apple to oranges.

But....Lexington and Louisville aren'ty really comprable either, and you are mentioning them like they are the same thing. Louisville is nearly 3 times larger than Lexington, just as Chicago is 5 times larger than Louisville. There are some loose associations between Louisville and Chicago. Mainly, both are cities of neighborhoods, and each neighborhood has such a different flavor that you almost need to live in each to get an idea. Each has working class industrial hoods with taverns on every corner, and each city has a strong Irish and German heritage, among others. In some ways, I can loosly associate Louisville neighborhoods with Chicago ones, just on a MUCH MUCH MUCH smaller scale of course and with a southern twist.

That said, the Highlands has a Lincoln Park vibe, Germantown is like Wicker Park in parts, Old Louisville is like Old Towne, East Main/Market are like the West Loop, St Matthews is like Evanston, etc. The west end is like a smaller, southern version of the south side (minus Hyde Park of course). The thing that gives Chicago its identity for me anyways is not the skyscrapers in the Loop with corporate mongers, but it is the neighborhoods, and independent art and restaurant scene. And that is where Louisville also excels, albeit at a much smaller level! Louisville's Highlands has steet festivals in the summer very similar to ones you'd find in Lincoln Park or Lakeview. There are lots of other loose associations, and the emphasis is on LOOSE, because Chicago is clearly a different animal compared to Louisville!

I have seen a couple cities 5-10 times smaller than Louisville that remind me of it, namely Bloomington, IN.

So, if there is anywhere in KY where a Chicagoan could be comfortable with at least a taste of his former life, it is Louisville, and absolutely no where else in KY. This is coming from a guy who spent much of my life in Chicago.
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I like to think that people from just about anywhere can be comfortable in Louisville.
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Woodstock, GA & Butler county KY
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I hope nothing in Kentucky ever resembles Chicago.

Digger~
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:06 PM
 
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I hope nothing in Kentucky ever resembles Chicago.

Digger~
whats wrong with chicago?
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:23 PM
 
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whats wrong with chicago?
Different bites for different likes... Digger is going to prefer a different sort of vibe than Chicago's; that's pretty obvious.

It's GOOD that everybody likes different things...
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Maybe they enjoy teams that win, you ever think of that?
Be gone TROLL. We are sick of you in the Chicago Forum. You have a mental problem. Stop following me to other forums you twit.
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