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Underrated US Cities

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by gladhands, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. onix

    onix Senior member

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    today i saw a thing that was like the 5 most miserable cities in the US. Stockton, Modesto, Merced, and Sacramento were all on the list. my town is in the middle of stockton and modesto, which are in the middle of merced and sacramento... fuckin hell lol

    America's top miserable cities (pretty BS IMO [​IMG] )

    1. Stockton, CA
    2. Miami, FL
    3. Merced, CA
    4. Modesto, CA
    5. Sacramento, CA
    6. Memphis, TN
    7. Chicago, IL
    8. West Palm Beach, FL
    9. Vallejo, CA
    10. Cleveland, OH
    11. Flint, MI
    12. Toledo, OH
    13. Fort Lauderdale, FL
    14. Youngstown, OH
    15. Detroit, MI
    16. Washington, D.C.
    17. Fresno, CA
    18. Salinas, CA
    19. Jacksonville, FL
    20. Bakersfield, CA

    Source: Forbes.
     
  2. matt22616

    matt22616 Senior member

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    America's top miserable cities (pretty BS IMO [​IMG] )

    1. Stockton, CA
    2. Miami, FL
    3. Merced, CA
    4. Modesto, CA
    5. Sacramento, CA
    6. Memphis, TN
    7. Chicago, IL
    8. West Palm Beach, FL
    9. Vallejo, CA
    10. Cleveland, OH
    11. Flint, MI
    12. Toledo, OH
    13. Fort Lauderdale, FL
    14. Youngstown, OH
    15. Detroit, MI
    16. Washington, D.C.
    17. Fresno, CA
    18. Salinas, CA
    19. Jacksonville, FL
    20. Bakersfield, CA

    Source: Forbes.


    lolwut
     
  3. onix

    onix Senior member

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    lolwut

    Exactly, WTF?
     
  4. tiecollector

    tiecollector Senior member

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    Chicago, Washington DC, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Sacramento, and probably a few others make no sense being on that list. [​IMG]
     
  5. FLMountainMan

    FLMountainMan Senior member

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    Chicago, Washington DC, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Sacramento, and probably a few others make no sense being on that list. [​IMG]

    I love Miami, but when you get away from the handful of nice areas, the poverty is pretty bad . The weather's nice though, and I love the culture. Washington DC is similar. The average Georgetown resident is probably very happy. The average Anacostian, probably not. FTL just sucks. Not quite as poor as Miami, but very scattered, culturally speaking.
     
  6. crazyquik

    crazyquik Senior member

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    Yeah, I mean, I just like the rich areas of most places, and generally ignore poor parts of town. I live in NOLA and refuse to go to the Quarter because poor people make me ill.

    I guess I just though a lot of the properties across the river were really dope. The minor league baseball stadium/team looked fun too.


    Re: Charleston WV. The minor league games are fun (as they are pretty much everywhere) but it gets old when that's basically the most popular thing to do during the summer. At least the evening summer night temps aren't still 85+ degrees like they are in the South.

    Almost all those old houses on Kanawha Blvd (along the river) are now law firms. There are a few nice lofts downtown though.

    I'm pretty sure they still hang blacks in WV

    And subsist on coal and moonshine

    Not certain but I don't want to put my neck on the line


    I've had moonshine every time I've visited. It was much better than I expected.
     
  7. connor

    connor Senior member

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    yeah i mean Sacs a cool little place. Modestos not even bad. i mean i'm basically from modesto/stockton and ive been to wayyyy more miserable places, stocktons gettin pretty fucking low on the list though
     
  8. StephenHero

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    I don't know a single person who has ever been to El Paso. Is it as shitty as it sounds?
     
  9. Texasmade

    Texasmade Senior member

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    I don't know a single person who has ever been to El Paso. Is it as shitty as it sounds?

    If you like cowboy boots, it's not bad since they got a lot of makers there. Sort of like Northhampton to English shoemaking. I can't think of anything else good about El Paso.
     
  10. Piobaire

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    I don't know a single person who has ever been to El Paso. Is it as shitty as it sounds?

    Have been a couple of times. My impression was a very dirty city huddled against an even dirtier city right across the border. I would pick moving back to the Detroit area before moving to El Paso.
     
  11. mass_biker

    mass_biker New Member

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    Baltimore - quirky, friendly, and much nicer than The Wire would have you believe.
     
  12. Bhowie

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    Have been a couple of times. My impression was a very dirty city huddled against an even dirtier city right across the border. I would pick moving back to the Detroit area before moving to El Paso.

    I would agree with the first part, as I've never been to Detroit I can't comment on the second part. I do enjoy Mexican culture so I would pick El Paso over Detroit.
     
  13. Mr. White

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    I don't know a single person who has ever been to El Paso. Is it as shitty as it sounds?

    It's striking to be on the bridge over the Rio Grande, look at El Paso with its downtown in the foreground and close-up mountains, and then turn and look at the squalor of low-lying Juarez with its far-off mountains. I'd say that El Paso/Juarez is the raw version of San Antonio or Phoenix. If you like down-to-earth people and simple pleasures, El Paso is a nice city. Of course, any city with a high Mexican population is going to be more laid-back.
     
  14. Hannerhan

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    It's striking to be on the bridge over the Rio Grande, look at El Paso with its downtown in the foreground and close-up mountains, and then turn and look at the squalor of low-lying Juarez with its far-off mountains. I'd say that El Paso/Juarez is the raw version of San Antonio or Phoenix. If you like down-to-earth people and simple pleasures, El Paso is a nice city. Of course, any city with a high Mexican population is going to be more laid-back.

    Agree. And surprisingly, the crime rate in El Paso is among the lowest of large cities in the U.S. For that reason alone I'd take it over Detroit any day. It's a nicer city than people think.
     
  15. Piobaire

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    I would agree with the first part, as I've never been to Detroit I can't comment on the second part. I do enjoy Mexican culture so I would pick El Paso over Detroit.

    Dood, you think there is no Mexican culture in Detroit? There is a fairly substantial population of Mexicans in an area by I-75 and the bridge.

    Also, with Detroit, you have a host of other cultures, like Polish, Irish, Greek, things like the DIA, Hillbury and Bonastelle Theatre, the entire Great Lakes experience and you're a four hour car ride from Toronto, the UP, Chicago, etc.

    El Paso you are exactly four hours from no where and have narco-rap.
     
  16. ClambakeSkate

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    Dood, you think there is no Mexican culture in Detroit?

    Mexicantown. I was shocked how many Mexicans lived in Detroit actually, you would never think so. I guess people of all races and cultures flocked there when industry was booming.
     
  17. neiltat

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    I'm visiting Detroit in May. I'm from England and cant wait heard loads about the place.
     

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