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Underrated US Cities

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

  1. A.L.Z.

    A.L.Z. Senior member

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    Manhattan.
    Let's not go mental here...
    Let's be real about this. One tiny island has had a century-long reign as center of the universe. Human minds weren't built to accurately rate such a place.
    No, that would be London. Or even Mecca for some.... Only trailer trash straight out from Bumblefuck, KS, gaze up at Manhattan and think it's the center of the universe. The overwhelming, vast, 99% of Manhattan is a stinking, filthy, piece of shit. The nice parts are kept well out of sight and access to the overwhelming majority that live there.
     


  2. whiteslashasian

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    Let's not go mental here...



    No, that would be London. Or even Mecca for some....

    Only trailer trash straight out from Bumblefuck, KS, gaze up at Manhattan and think it's the center of the universe. The overwhelming, vast, 99% of Manhattan is a stinking, filthy, piece of shit. The nice parts are kept well out of sight and access to the overwhelming majority that live there.


    While we're just throwing out nonsensical percentages to try to prove our point...That is 100% untrue.
     


  3. christinedaae

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    Sarasota, FL

    Lived there for about 6 months.. I liked it so much I had to leave lol. The beach, its' not huge but it's not small, it's not overly expensive, decnet food, great weather, smokin hot women, not too far from Tampa.
     


  4. dcg

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    I don't think Charlotte, NC has been mentioned. I only visited for a day, but I remember two things: it was amazingly clean, and the line between city/not city was extremely abrupt - as in, not much on one side of the street, and all of a sudden huge buildings on the other. It looked like someone had come in the day before and build a brand new city from scratch. edit -
    Only OMG TERRARISTS!!! gaze up at Mecca and think it's the center of the universe.
    See, I can do it too (and look just as stupid).
     


  5. gnatty8

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    Tallahassee

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  6. HelloIDistance

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    what's good in detroit besides the red wings?

    Slows BBQ [​IMG] Soo good.
     


  7. crazyquik

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    I don't think Charlotte, NC has been mentioned. I only visited for a day, but I remember two things: it was amazingly clean, and the line between city/not city was extremely abrupt - as in, not much on one side of the street, and all of a sudden huge buildings on the other.

    It looked like someone had come in the day before and build a brand new city from scratch.


    Basically, they did.

    Most cities evolve over decades and the architecture and development spans 50 years or more.

    Hugh McColl (former CEO of Bank of America) and whomever was CEO of Wachovia at the time basically made lots of sweetheart deals with real estate developers to build uptown Charlotte overnight into a semblance of a "metro", in order to compete for talent against business districts in New York, San Fran, Boston, etc.

    It is not a coincidence that the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte is inside The Taj McColl, err, the Bank of America tower.
     


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    The nice parts are kept well out of sight and access to the overwhelming majority that live there.
    I quote Viscount Linley: "I prefer to remain amongst my kind."
     


  9. audiophilia

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    Severance Hall, Cleveland museum of art

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  10. Huntsman

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    Indeed! Tchaikovsky 6 there last Thursday night.
     


  11. audiophilia

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    Burlington, VT is great, though I don't know that it qualifies as underrated.

    Great little city.
     


  12. audiophilia

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    Indeed! Tchaikovsky 6 there last Thursday night.

    Some friends in the orchestra. Bruckner 5 there a few years ago. Heavenly.
     


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    Basically, they did.

    Most cities evolve over decades and the architecture and development spans 50 years or more.

    Hugh McColl (former CEO of Bank of America) and whomever was CEO of Wachovia at the time basically made lots of sweetheart deals with real estate developers to build uptown Charlotte overnight into a semblance of a "metro", in order to compete for talent against business districts in New York, San Fran, Boston, etc.

    It is not a coincidence that the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte is inside The Taj McColl, err, the Bank of America tower.


    Interesting; did not know that. Thanks!
     


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    Minneapolis. And yes Chicago is under rated, especially abroad.
     


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    Providence and Louisville are highly underrated.

    lol @ Chicago and Philly being mentioned. They get enough love.
     


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