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post #136 of 237
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It's like being a Browns fan and knowing that your team is going to finish no better than 6-10 and yet you still tune in each week to watch 'em.

That's only one game out of playoff contention in the NFC West!
Woot. Go Seahawks.
post #137 of 237
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That's only one game out of playoff contention in the NFC West!
Woot. Go Seahawks.
We All We Need!
post #138 of 237
Milwaukee
post #139 of 237
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Milwaukee

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post #140 of 237
I think long beach, ca is pretty under rated, its amazing location, small city vibe, enough culture to get by on w/o attracting yupsters ect... but lacking the aspects that make it a silverlake or los feliz type of place. A blue collar beachtown.
post #141 of 237
I think that New Orleans, as famous as it is, is underrated. New Orleanians did themselves a disservice by talking about Katrina too much and too long, because outsiders apparently think that NOLA is a bombed-out war zone, which is not at all the case. Culturally it's not like any other city in the US, and it's a real cornucopia of all sorts of delights.
post #142 of 237
Haven't read this whole thread, but has anyone mentioned Ft. Worth, TX yet?

If not it's probably a reflection of how underrated it is. Downtown Ft. Worth is pretty much a model for how cool urban downtown areas can be when they are done properly. It is a college town (TCU) with great museums and a low-cost standard of living.

I believe that I heard that when ESPN/Sportcenter was in the metroplex looking for a place to put their sets during Superbowl week, they settled on Sundance Square in downtown Ft. Worth, mainly because of how flipping cool it is.
post #143 of 237
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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano View Post
Haven't read this whole thread, but has anyone mentioned Ft. Worth, TX yet? If not it's probably a reflection of how underrated it is. Downtown Ft. Worth is pretty much a model for how cool urban downtown areas can be when they are done properly. It is a college town (TCU) with great museums and a low-cost standard of living. I believe that I heard that when ESPN/Sportcenter was in the metroplex looking for a place to put their sets during Superbowl week, they settled on Sundance Square in downtown Ft. Worth, mainly because of how flipping cool it is.
Ft. Worth, with the addition of the Modern can hold its own when it comes to museums. A beautiful new museum by Tadao Ando -I've been to alot of museums. Ft. Worth is on my shortlist.
post #144 of 237
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Ft. Worth, with the addition of the Modern can hold its own when it comes to museums.
A beautiful new museum by Tadao Ando -I've been to alot of museums. Ft. Worth is on my shortlist.

And of course the Kimball (Louis Kahn was the architect there, right?) has been a pretty highly regarded museum for years. Probably in the top-5 in terms of small art museums in the US. Love the Modern as well, though I've only been there a couple of times.

Maybe I'll drive over there tomorrow for some museum hopping.
post #145 of 237
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The Gold Coast is one of the few places in CHI where you will find some NYC-like prices on housing. There are bargains here and there, but those buildings are the buildings your typical GC resident is looking for. And while it's a nice place to live, it's one of the weaker neighborhood, IMHO, as far as restaurant, bars, and the like.

If you're planning a vacation I would say pass on the area, with the possible exception of Oak Street for shopping (plus you can visit SF-Approved Tailor Chris Despos). If you were seriously looking to move to Chicago and are looking for the high-rise like lifestyle, then GC is a place to check out.

True to an extent, but I am far enough north in the GC area that I am just a few blocks east of wells street where there are a ton of restaurants and a few bars.
post #146 of 237
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I think long beach, ca is pretty under rated, its amazing location, small city vibe, enough culture to get by on w/o attracting yupsters ect... but lacking the aspects that make it a silverlake or los feliz type of place. A blue collar beachtown.

I would have agreed with this 10 years ago.
post #147 of 237
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Originally Posted by Pennglock View Post
For all it's amenities, the droves of cloying Midwesterners really bring down Chicago..


Ha, that's sig-worthy.
post #148 of 237
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Originally Posted by eglbc View Post
I think long beach, ca is pretty under rated, its amazing location, small city vibe, enough culture to get by on w/o attracting yupsters ect... but lacking the aspects that make it a silverlake or los feliz type of place. A blue collar beachtown.

You live here, brah? There is plenty to do within walking distance at 1/3 the price of anywhere else. Especially since I can walk, passport or bike anywhere, i.e. Congregation, Yard house, shannons, belmont, 4th street, etc.


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I would have agreed with this 10 years ago.

Wat? Have you been to long beach 10 years ago vs today? I moved here 7 years ago and from what I heard it was a skeezy little dump. Its cleaned up significantly. Unfortuantely there are places going out of business on the reg, but I think overall its great.

Probably the only place in LA where no one gives a f*ck who you are or waht you do.
post #149 of 237
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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano View Post
And of course the Kimball (Louis Kahn was the architect there, right?) has been a pretty highly regarded museum for years. Probably in the top-5 in terms of small art museums in the US.
It might be in the top-1. The Menil in Houston is great too.
post #150 of 237
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It might be in the top-1. The Menil in Houston is great too.
I remember many years ago seeing a listing where the opinion of whoever making the list was that the Getty in LA was #1 and the Kimbell was #2. Of course that was before the Getty built their current facility. I'm not sure you could consider the Getty a "small" art museum anymore. All-in-all the Getty might be my favorite museum in the US. Amazing art, fantastic architecture, unmatched setting. After reading this thread I took a daytrip over to Ft. Worth with my son yesterday. Spent the afternoon at the Kimbell and the Modern, then went downtown for an early dinner. Great town. Did I mention Bass Performance Hall in my last post on Ft. Worth? Amazing.
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