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Best Place To Stay In The US?  
User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2081 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4122 times:

Later this year I will hopefully be going to the US for a 6 month exchange program. I have decided I want to go to the US, I want to experience some of the culture, meet friendly people and have a fun time (no booze permitted on trip  Wink ).

I've been thinking about Seattle, it seems to have culture and nice city, close to Canada if I need to escape Big grin and most of all has the Boeing factory. The thing giving me doubts about it is the weather, is it really that bad?

I'd like to go to somewhere with low crime rates, a fairly open city, friendly people, a decent airport for spotting and isn't too expensive to live, it needs to have fairly good weather too. I'm not too sure if such a place exists (Sydney is the only one in the world?).

Looking forward to your responses, if you can suggest a few cities please do as I need a backup in case I can't get the first or second.

Thanks!!!!

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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7317 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4108 times:
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University of Texas - Austin, Texas.

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4100 times:

No city like New York City.  Smile




Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3635 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4081 times:

If you find your way to Tennessee, you have a free bed here.

Mountains, national parks, and small town America.

Camping, southern food, and a good time!


User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9095 posts, RR: 76
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4077 times:
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Quoting Newark777 (Reply 2):
No city like New York City. Smile

I do agree! I would pick NYC as well!!!!  thumbsup 

Or Washington D.C.! Liked it there a lot as well! oh, and Seattle was great too! But still: I'd pick NYC!!!

WILCO737 (MD11F)
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User currently offlineHALFA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1365 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4077 times:



Quoting QFA380 (Thread starter):
(no booze permitted on trip

Just took a peak at your profile and you say you are 13-15? You shouldn't be drinking booze anyway!!

Quoting QFA380 (Thread starter):
I'd like to go to somewhere with low crime rates, a fairly open city, friendly people, a decent airport for spotting and isn't too expensive to live, it needs to have fairly good weather too.



Quoting QFA380 (Thread starter):
I'm not too sure if such a place exists (Sydney is the only one in the world?).

I would stay away from California. Not because it's a bad place but because it's very similar to Sydney. I travel to SYD about once per week and there are many lifestyle similarities between LA and SYD. You should go somewhere that is uniquely American. If you want wide open spaces with great natural beauty, go to the Southwestern part of the country. The weather is not bad and you wont be bored to death. And since you can't drink booze, perhaps you should consider Salt Lake City, Utah. They have some of the most restrictive alcohol regulations in America. It's close to great skiing and beautiful scenery in the southern part of the state.
And btw, Sydney's weather hasn't exactly been great this summer! With the exception of this past weekend, it's not been very nice of late.

Good luck,

HALFA



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User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2081 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4070 times:



Quoting HALFA (Reply 5):
Just took a peak at your profile and you say you are 13-15? You shouldn't be drinking booze anyway!!

Honestly, over here 13-15 year olds drink lots! I don't ever but I always here stories. last year I went on a 2 week course with Air Force Cadets, there were kids saying "I can't wait til I pass out tonight, it's gonna be awesome" and stuff like that. Well for me I couldn't wait to see my family and friends. It's just stupid, but this thread isn't about the underage drinking habits of Australians.

Quoting ArmitageShanks (Reply 3):
If you find your way to Tennessee, you have a free bed here.

Thanks so much for the offer, I really appreciate it but I have to go to whoever's house they send me too and Tennessee wasn't high on my list of possible places.

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 2):
No city like New York City

I understand that here probably is no city like NYC but is it really a good place to raise kids? Being in the heart of a city isn't exactly what I'm looking for.

Quoting HALFA (Reply 5):
I would stay away from California.

I was planning on that, Cali as you say isn't as American as it gets, and thats kind of what I'm looking for.

Thanks for the advice, keep it coming. Please!


User currently offlineAA7295 From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4051 times:



Quoting FXramper (Reply 1):
University of Texas - Austin, Texas

I would love to have gone to university there. Heard it is amazing.

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 6):
I understand that here probably is no city like NYC but is it really a good place to raise kids? Being in the heart of a city isn't exactly what I'm looking for.

Quoting HALFA (Reply 5):
I would stay away from California.

I was planning on that, Cali as you say isn't as American as it gets, and thats kind of what I'm looking for.

Thanks for the advice, keep it coming. Please!

Well America has some of the best cities the world has to offer. Don't overestimate yourself. By and large Sydney people are pretty rude and inconsiderate (I SAID BY AND LARGE!!!), and I say this as an Australian who visits Sydney 4 times a year for holidays an work. So you would find most places in the States pleasant.

If you want somewhere really American but still city like, what about Atlanta, great airport for spotting. Beautiful city.

Charleston, South Carolina. on the east coast. Loved every bit of time I stayed there.

Columbus, Ohio. Amazing people, truly some of the nicest people I have met in the States.

What you have to remember is that, alot of the "country towns" aren't like the Broken Hills, Ballarats and Toowoombas we have in Australia. They are leaps and bounds more civilised, and what I mean is that they have better infastructure, more shopping etc.

Good luck with your voyage and don't be one of the crowd and live in places like NY, San Fran, LA. America is an amazing country, so be different and try a city uniquely American. Dare You.

AA7295


Chicago, Philadelphia, Nashville, Denver,


User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1453 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4042 times:

I would choose the Boston area as my east coast destination because it is a great city with very nice surroundings.
It is close to New York which is always worth a visit. There is a lot to see and do in the Bos area.

My west Coast destination would be the Bay Area or even downtown San Francisco.
But I would prefer the Area about 30 min north of the Golden Gate Bridge.
This is the Area I liked the best during my visits in the US. Nice and healthy environment very open minded people and a nice climate. By far the nicest US City I have been to!!


User currently offlineArniepie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4036 times:

Go for the Chicago area.
Nice city , lots to do , amazing skyline (if you go for a boat ride on the lake).
Numerous parks, excellent shopping, great atmosphere, good restaurants and nightlife, central location in N-America with great connection to the rest of the US and the world in general, fantastic biking routes outside the city and parallel to the lake, the house of blues, good musea, wrighley field, comminsky park, united center,.........................and sooo much more.

I resided from may 2000 till June 2001 in Oak Park and wouldn't mind going back.
If I ever have enough money I'll definately buy a permanent 2nd home , maybe if I'm lucky I can get my hands on one of
Frank Lloyd Wright's creations , lets hope for a continuing low price housing market.



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User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4030 times:



Quoting QFA380 (Reply 6):
Cali as you say isn't as American as it gets, and thats kind of what I'm looking for.

Southwestern Idaho. You can't get more truly "American" (right-wing, religious, gun-toting and redneck) than that.  Wink

Quoting QFA380 (Thread starter):
I'd like to go to somewhere with low crime rates, a fairly open city, friendly people, a decent airport for spotting and isn't too expensive to live, it needs to have fairly good weather too.

HNL???

Quoting QFA380 (Thread starter):
6 month exchange program

What sort of exchange is it? High school? Don't they tend to send people to smaller, rural places/schools rather than big cities?


User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4017 times:



Quoting SQ325 (Reply 8):
I would choose the Boston area as my east coast destination because it is a great city with very nice surroundings.
It is close to New York which is always worth a visit. There is a lot to see and do in the Bos area.

I'd go a bit further north and head for New Hampshire or Vermont...beautiful scenery, seasonal changes (those gorgeous colors in fall!!), down-to-earth people......and if you want the city for a change, Boston's only about 2 hours away (depending on traffic and weather)



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User currently offlinePlateMan From United States of America, joined May 2007, 923 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3997 times:

Consider Washington, DC. This is where I am in college now and it has been great.

Whatever you want to study, most likely has a heavy presence here. Internships are easy to get, I have had two at possibly the most respected newspapers in DC. It is a big city, but a small city feel.

On your issues---crime rates are low near my school and if you are smart. For example, I did a police ride-along Saturday with the MPD and the officer just said if you're smart, you're for the most part safe.

It's also not that expensive to live here. I'm from NY, where what i stay in now, would be an extra couple hundred dollars.

My university, American University, actually has a program of bringing international students in. We have over 100 countries represented on campus. If you want more info on the program, please PM me.

I hope that helps!

Brian



"Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain
User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3966 times:



Quoting QFA380 (Reply 6):

I understand that here probably is no city like NYC but is it really a good place to raise kids? Being in the heart of a city isn't exactly what I'm looking for.

If you don't want something too urban, you can try someplace out west, like Denver. The western US is beautiful, and there's lots to do if you're the kind of person that likes the outdoors (hiking, skiing, camping, etc.).



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3958 times:

I don't think you really can say one city is the "best" to visit. There are many cities, all unique and all have some great things to offer and all have some bad things to avoid. I'm almost certain that wherever you choose, you'll have a good time and enjoy what's on offer. Except for Boise. Avoid Boise. And realize that you will never get the complete "American" experience in just one city.

User currently offlineDC10extender From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 617 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3955 times:

Well, for friendly people, by far the best place to go is Minnesota. But, there is almost nil chance of you wanting to go there so I would suggest the Bay Area.


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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3955 times:



Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 14):
I don't think you really can say one city is the "best" to visit. There are many cities, all unique and all have some great things to offer and all have some bad things to avoid. I'm almost certain that wherever you choose, you'll have a good time and enjoy what's on offer. Except for Boise. Avoid Boise. And realize that you will never get the complete "American" experience in just one city.

It's very true. Keep in mind that The US is almost as big as Europe as a whole, so there is a wide range of places to go and see.



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7240 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3949 times:

If you want a real US experience and a city life I recommend Washington DC which is where I go to school its a great place. Nice clean and safe city at least any of the parts you would want to go near. Easy access to the N.E. by train to NYC,PHL,BOS quick flights out of DCA to ATL,MIA, Chicago. If not Washington DC than New York City a place I been more than 10 times it is great and again a real US city. I would always recommend my Hometown Miami also it is a great place but Miami is more like South America than the US. Washington DC is a great place to see the how living in the US is like. Whatever you do go to the east coast.
If you have to or want to do West Coast than do San Francisco, Seattle, LA. But the east coast will give you a much more "American" feel.



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User currently offlineRwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3118 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3923 times:

First, I'm not sure what time of the year you would be here, so I should qualify with that.

That said, I'd recommend either Chicago or Washington DC. Both are the cities I think of most when I think of "typical America".

While Chicago is a huge city, it embodies a lot of what I think of when I think of "Americana" - such as skyscrapers, baseball, football, wide-open spaces (at least once you get out of the city), great food, friendly people. Basically all that embodies the midwest in a huge international metropolis. And as a younger person without access to a car, there's good public transit so you should be able to get around well. Would be a BAD choice in the winter though - Spring/Fall are best.

Washington DC would be another great choice. Obviously the government and all the museums are there, so you can learn a lot about American history. Great parks and neighborhoods, as well as an excellent public transit system. Plus you're so close to other cities like Philadelphia, New York, and Boston.

I would avoid Atlanta, Dallas, or Houston. None of these cities have much in the way of "uniquness" or "culture" that you couldn't find in any other big city in America. Plus they're all cities where it's tough (if not impossible) to get around without a car.

Of course I live on the West Coast and I think anywhere in Washington, Oregon, or California would be a good place to live. However, there is more history further East, and I don't know if Seattle, San Francisco, or Los Angeles would be the most unique coming from Australia. All are great cities, but they're newer and don't quite have the "Americana" you might be looking for. As another poster mentioned, these places might be a bit more like Sydney. Plus, they're far from everything else so you wouldn't be able to travel as cheaply/easily. That said, since you mentioned Seattle, the weather is actually really good if you're here between May-October. The rest of the year prepare for drizzle and about 10 degrees centigrade every day - same goes for Vancouver. Obviously there's lots of spotting and Boeing, but I don't think people here are that friendly. The other cities mentioned above are more international and might be a tad bit more welcoming.


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16891 posts, RR: 51
Reply 19, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3905 times:

1.) Boston- History, great town for young people, it's not as crowded as NY, cultural institutions out the wazoo.
2.) Seattle- Great people, very friendly and laid back. Gorgeous scenery in and around the area.
3.) San Francisco- Great culture, nice weather, amazing scenery in and around the area.
4.) San Diego- perfect Weather, hot girls, perfect weather, hot girls etc.. (also good Mexican food).
5.) Santa Barbara California- beautiful location, between San Francisco and Los Angeles.



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User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8696 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3901 times:



Quoting ArmitageShanks (Reply 3):
If you find your way to Tennessee, you have a free bed here.

Mountains, national parks, and small town America.

Camping, southern food, and a good time!

Tennessee is a GREAT place  Smile

Having traveled a good bit over the continents, I have to say the USA is a great place for travel. Every single state has cool things and experiences. Here are some examples:

Wyoming:
- Great skiing and shopping at Jackson Hole.
- Yellowstone National Park (80% in Wyoming).
- Flat ranch scenery, dude ranches
- Towns like Casper and Cody

Utah:
- Incredible scenery of Escalante National Monument
- Entire southern half is a scenery wonder of the world
- Interesting towns
- Great skiing

I could spend 3 weeks easily in just Wyoming and Utah, 2 of the emptiest states in the USA.

And then we have Alaska.
The Southern Delta region with famous cooking, zero tourism, real history. Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama.
The wonderful Carolinas.
Maine and Northern New England. Sailing, maritime lore and scenery, great people.
St. Louis and Kansas City have great history, architecture and food.
Upper Peninsula of Michigan -- some Great Lakes wilderness, scenery, skiing, farm houses. Wildest area of the Eastern USA.
These are just a FEW random ideas.

My least favorite state is Florida, but even that has its charms (Miami, the Everglades, the Panhandle).

America has enough to fill at least a year of the tourist's time.


User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8696 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3900 times:



Quoting STT757 (Reply 19):
5.) Santa Barbara California- beautiful location, between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Weird, I was also going to say Santa Barbara. Everybody seems to love it.


User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3350 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3882 times:



Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 14):
I don't think you really can say one city is the "best" to visit. There are many cities, all unique and all have some great things to offer and all have some bad things to avoid.



Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 14):
And realize that you will never get the complete "American" experience in just one city.

I agree with both of these statements. America is just too big and too diverse for us to have any one city that defines us. Rural Alaska, Hawaii and New York are all American places yet they're all incredibly different.

Southern California might be seen as "typical" America, depending on how you look at it. I would guess there are a lot of people from other parts of the country, making it very open. The area is also very suburban (where most of America lives) and the area is very dependent on freeways and cars, which is common throughout the country.

Why are you so concerned about the weather? I'd say you should try to experience the cold here in the Northeast. "BosWash" is a megalopolis that extends from Boston to Washington, D.C., which means it includes those two cities and New York, Philadelphia and many smaller cities. 15% of America lives in this area and it has a huge economic impact on America, with many companies headquartered there. It does get cold and it snows in the winter -- but the whole point would be to experience something different, right?

It would also be pretty easy for you to get around the area. I know tickets PHL to BOS can be gotten for under $100 round trip and I'm sure similar prices for IAD to BOS are available. There are also the (sometimes unsafe) "Chinatown" buses that run between New York, Washington and Philadelphia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinatown_bus
They're very cheap, but use them at your own risk.

I probably sound biased because I live in the Northeast and this region is America to me. Don't try looking for a representative city, because it just doesn't exist. You could rule out cities based on them being very different from the rest of America. I would consider this, off the top of my head, to be New York, Las Vegas and Miami. Even though they're iconic cities, they're extremely different from most other cities in America.

Good luck.


User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3880 times:

I know there is a lot of bad publicity about Texas, BUT, if you could experience the better sides of Dallas, TX, I think you would find it very cultural, hip, urban, swanky, and full of beautiful people...."Dallas Blonds" in particular, if you are into that thing.

I went to SMU and the Highland Park, Uptown, and Turtlecreek Areas that surround SMU are absolutely to die for! So much shopping, eating, partying, you name it! Then if you want to experience the real "west" it's not too far out of Dallas.

I love Dallas and hope to relocate back there in the near future.

Good luck!

UAL


User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3869 times:



Quoting Flighty (Reply 20):
America has enough to fill at least a year of the tourist's time.

You're understating it. I've lived here nearly sixty years and I'm not bored with it yet.



25 Nosedive : Damn New Yorkers ragging on my city again... Personally, you live in a big city already, go somewhere smaller.
26 Post contains images Chi-town : I guess the cliche answer would be New York City---even though i've never been there. I encourage you to give Chicago a chance. Very friendly midweste
27 Post contains images Newark777 : Urbanism, it's all relative. It's ok though, I hail from across the river, where the sane people live.
28 Runway23 : If I had to personally pick a few cities to live in the US: 1) Boston 2) Bay Area (SF, etc...) 3) Seattle 4) NYC if I had deep pockets. In terms of pl
29 Newark777 : Might want to add your deep pockets disclaimer to this one as well.
30 Runway23 : The bay area isn't really where NYC is yet in terms of cost. Though I do agree it can be pricy in some areas (like most places).
31 Csavel : Yeah and despite what people from the so-called "heartland" say the US was born here! (and in New York and Philly too) so if you really want to know
32 Post contains links Newark777 : You're right, NY is still tops when it comes to high cost of living. Just out of curiosity, I found this interesting table (from '04-'05, but I assum
33 Post contains images Nosedive : Still a damn New Yorker
34 Post contains images Pyrex : What's that talk about raising kids? What exactly do you plan on doing in the US? The city I currently live in, Boston, is a great place, I just don'
35 Misbeehavin : Atlanta qualifies for all of those (including the crime, if you stay away from certain parts of the city), except for spotting. I mean sure it is the
36 Post contains images Elite : Couldn't of said it better myself You could never be bored with NYC. Great place to be.
37 QFA380 : I have to say thanks to so many of you. I also understand that no city could ever come near giving me a complete American experience. I'm looking for
38 Post contains images Syncmaster : Hands down, Chicago. Although Seattle is amazing as well. -Charlie
39 Post contains images Csavel : So far some I've got some places: Denver haven't been in twenty years. Close to the Rockies so you'll get lots of winter sports, also close to the gre
40 MBMBOS : How about Santa Fe and the north central area of New Mexico? Not much urban life, but you have an interesting blend of Native American, Hispanic and A
41 Post contains images Boeing4ever : Well if your in the mood for low prices and very interactive people... Compton, CA. But you're trying to avoid California. Camden, NJ...beautiful town
42 Post contains images Dougloid : Correct. 777, didja know that the correct terminology for we'uns is Jerseymen? It is true as any fan of Henry Charlton Beck can relate. I grew up in
43 Post contains images Chi-town : Haha! Nice----Gary is the topper in that one! I have to agree beautiful and scenic! Can't forget the home of Michael Jackson.
44 Post contains images Newark777 : I've had people from the west say I have an accent, and that I talk too fast. Never thought I have an accent compared to some people here, but who kn
45 B747forever : How about Los Angeles??? A really great city.
46 Post contains images AGM100 : Best places to stay in the US .. ? Away !
47 Soon7x7 : Pamala Andersons' house!
48 Post contains links and images Allstarflyer : Only one place to go: couchsurfing.com Don't forget the Italian beef. No problem.
49 Post contains links Aa757first : Florida has a lot of contrasts. I've never been to the Northern part of it, but I'm told its much more like the South. South Florida (Miami, Fort Lau
50 FlyMIA : In that list the only two I would say are Boston or Washington DC. Winters in Boston are bad but not as bad as they are in Chicago, Boston is a great
51 Post contains images NWADC9 : Go somewhere to experience America-not the express version to visit all the countries of the world *cough cough*LA*cough cough*NY*cough cough* My sugg
52 Post contains images Newark777 : We want to show him America, not bore him to death.
53 Post contains images Dougloid : Uhhhhhhh, really dude...if I was black I'd be offended by this...hell, I AM offended by this because it's exactly where you're going. another guy who
54 Post contains images Boeing4ever : Huh? It's a joke. These places aren't exactly top destinations anymore due to abject poverty and high crime rates. Perhaps residents of these cities
55 Nosedive : Like anyplace, Denver has its good and bad points. It's got a lot of outdoor variety and a decent urban scene. It's also got a lot of sprawl and a to
56 CO777ER : Hook'em Horns! Answer to thread starter: Austin, Texas
57 Newark777 : Just because the areas can be predominantly black does not hide the fact that they are not the best areas. It's one thing to say they are bad because
58 Dougloid : Once is bad luck Twice is coincidence Third time it's enemy action.
59 Post contains images Boeing4ever : What the hell are you talking about? B4e-Forever New Frontiers
60 Newark777 : I'll second that.
61 Dougloid : Well, how about a little slum equality there? Why didn't dude say "Pine Ridge South Dakota" or "El Paso" or "Fall River" or whatever? He made a consc
62 Newark777 : I really don't think they are in the same category of Compton, Camden, or Detroit. I've been through both Pine Ridge, SD, and El Paso, and they are n
63 UAL747 : I love NYC, but it is so overwhelming at times, and VERY VERY expensive! San Fransico is also VERY expensive. Those places are nice to visit for a few
64 Post contains links and images Boeing4ever : How about addressing me directly if you're going to make BS claims. You want to know where I got the inspiration for those cities genius? Take a look
65 AFKLMLHLX : Ugh...if anything I want to get out of les Etats Unis, los Estados Unidos, Gli Stati Uniti. If anything, come to NYC. I do love New York, as it is not
66 Post contains images Newark777 : Probably not the best idea. Unless you want him to never come back to the states.
67 AFKLMLHLX : Well, I happen to love Jersey City. It is the right mix of urban chic living and the inner city urban living. I would expect him to be living with a
68 Newark777 : I guess I'm just used to the dumpy areas.
69 AFKLMLHLX : The waterfront areas especially around Newport and the Hyatt are all nice as well as the areas with the classic brownstones all the way up to Journal
70 Newark777 : I guess the first thing I always think of when it comes to Jersey City is getting lost in a not so great neighborhood back in high school. That was a
71 QFA380 : What are the public education systems like in those parts of the states I've expressed interest in? Although I don't need to learn much, I can't be du
72 Newark777 : What level are we looking at, high school? If so, it varies GREATLY by township and city. At least here in Jersey, housing prices can vary by thousan
73 Newark777 : For the northeast at least, you'll get below that for a good part of the year during the winter. It's been in the 30's here (just above 0C) for a few
74 FlyMIA : Well if you think 10c is cold than Florida or California sounds like a perfect place for you, right now it is -3 in DC most nights the past two month
75 Dougloid : So what? Those places are named on every map at every Texaco station in the country as well, and it matters not. What's important here is the context
76 Post contains images Boeing4ever : And? That means what? You're the only one crying about it. All those other places on the map at every Texaco station don't have the reputations that
77 QFA380 : Are private schools very expensive over there and are they much better than public schools? I currently go to a private school and its not that expens
78 Newark777 : You probably aren't going to find any good ones that cheap. It also depends on the area. In areas such as Baltimore and Philly, where the public scho
79 AFKLMLHLX : Well, I go to a private school in North NJ and it is very expensive as are all good private schools in this area. However, there are some cheaper Chr
80 Post contains images Newark777 : I just said that the public schools were good, not that the private schools were cheap. What public schools have you seen? Mine was great. I made it
81 Dougloid : I screwed up and I pay? That's hilarious. You keep coming back to that thread. As a point of information I've had an interesting and cordial IM collo
82 LH423 : Guys, take it somewhere else or let it go. Stop hijacking the thread. OK. These two tend to be in opposition as the best public schools tend to be in
83 CasInterest : No, Not at all, Northwest florida is less populated , more tempurate in the winter and generally more spread out. Also has the best beaches for most
84 Post contains images Boeing4ever : And I care why? You're clearly still upset over it as you're ranting about it to me. And your comprehension is poor. If you could read, being the law
85 Confuscius : The Quad Cities. Why not, you get four cities, two states and a mighty river, although there's no difference between Iowa and downstate Illinios.
86 Post contains images FlyMIA : The beaches up there are nice buts I got to say thats about it. Unless your going to FSU or UF Northern Florida is pretty boring and the people in th
87 Dougloid : Nope. You need to come clean about your little wisecrack. You're not getting off the hook that easy playing with words.
88 Post contains images Boeing4ever : Prove it. A wisecrack is a wisecrack, and you were looking to be offended, thus seeing something that simply isn't there. Sorry buddy, but you screwe
89 Type-Rated : And additionally a great transportation system, and the museums are definitely world class. Plus I think the Chicago area offers the best shopping ou
90 RJAF : Seattle is a great choice. Boston and Chicago good as well.
91 AFKLMLHLX : I noticed you hijacked my thread as well before, so I did not care to read you and BoeingForever's conversation up before, but you do have a pattern
92 Post contains links and images Toast : In DC? The Mall and its surroundings is one of the most impressive cityscapes anywhere. Georgetown is gorgeous. Sure, it's a matter of opinion, but t
93 Post contains images Newark777 : I agree, and it doesn't have too much of a "southern feel," as opposed to places that are REALLY from the south. EDIT: Post 8000 for yours truly. [Ed
94 Post contains links and images FlyMIA : NYC or DC. Boston is a good choice too but very very cold in the winter. DC winters are not to bad. I think DC is the perfect mix of American but also
95 787seattle : Come to Seattle!! also known as Jet city because of Boeing in Everett (KPAE) (few miles north) which makes 747, 767, 777, and then to the southeast i
96 Post contains images Boeing743 : Why not you coming down to great state of Indiana. We are very proud of our state and Hoosier hospitality. We are proud to be Crossroads of America st
97 Post contains images RJAF : As a non-US citizen, I have been to the following major metro areas and Seattle comes on top. Here they are in no particular order.. Miami San Francis
98 Boeing743 : I has been to Seattle, Las Vegas, Houston, Washington, DC, Chicago, Orlando and few more which I am not going to list. I would like to go back to Seat
99 Post contains images ScarletHarlot : Really in the end it does not matter where you go. Anywhere in the US will be fascinating. It will be a great learning experience for you regardless
100 767Lover : They do in DeKalb County, Ga.
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