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Your Hometown: Likes And Dislikes  
User currently offlineMhsieh From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 332 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3667 times:

Since there are A.net members from all around the world, I am curious about how everybody feels about where they live.
I live in Los Angeles. There are many great things about living here which is why many people are living here and moving here.
The things I like about LA:
1. Multicultural: no one feels like a minority group. There is a ethnic niche for everyone.
2. Weather
3. LAX: best airport for spotting. Easy to find a spot as well as a great variety of aircraft.

The things I dislike about LA:
1. Traffic and uncontrolled sprawling development. Insane commuters!
2. Smog
3. The need to speak Spanish in many situations because I don't.

31 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40298 posts, RR: 73
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3633 times:

I live in San Francisco, California.

Choices of restaurants
Lay out of the city
Decent Public transit
I love the leftist/progressive politics

Cost of living
Real estate is sky-high
People drive too slow and passive
No 4 seasons
City goes to sleep too early problem with every West Coast city

Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 14150 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3640 times:

I technically live in Vancouver Washington where we are overshadowed by Seattle and Portland. Living on the boarder, our tax dollars go to Seattle while our shopping and transportation hub is in Portland. Other than that, the area is great. My only one major complaint is I-5 from downtown Portland to downtown Vancouver is 2 lanes.
The good things about the area: People, for the most part, are helpful. The homeless seem less aggressive than in SEA or YVR. Tons of cute quiet neighborhoods all banding together to welcome whomever comes along. Public transport is easy to navigate. Skiing year round and the ocean a mear 90 miles away. Paradise to me!


Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3630 times:

Likes: Our hockey team. Tonight they became the 2002-03 UHL Champions!!!!!

"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineHartsfieldboy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 552 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3625 times:

I have two hometowns.

Atlanta Likes:
-Intown, the city inside I-285
-Cool historic nieghborhoods
-Hartsfield Int'l Airport
-Good music scene
-Well intergrated
-Crazy street pattern (most poeple hate this, but I love navagating and finding my way through the confusing layout)

-Suburbs, everything outside I-285
-The city isn't really "known" for anything specific thing

Sao Paulo Likes:
-Endless skyscrapers
-Best food in the world
-Most diverse city in the world
-No alcohol laws whatsoever
-24 hour fun
-Sao Paulo Metro system
-30 mintues away from beautiful beaches
-Like the rest of Brazil, the hottest women in the world

-Pretty dangerous
-Traffic sucks
-Bad Pollution

User currently offlineUS Air/TWA Fan From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3608 times:

Where I grew up:

Dayton, Ohio:

Likes: Ummm...well, I am supposed to like where I grew up, right? Well, I didn't exactly dislike it, but I don't exactly like Dayton either. Dayton is ok.

Too small for me; I like bigger cities with more action...

...Like where I live now...COLUMBUS, OHIO.

-Diverse people/diverse neighborhoods
-shopping/entertainment/restaurant options
-it is an "un-midwestern" midwest city... overal, not as conservative as everywhere else around here.
-fabulous skyline

-No real future for me here; airline jobs don't really exist here.
-winter...ok, well, I kinda like having 4 seasons, but I wish winter lasted like 2 weeks then was 75 the rest of the time (but then again, that is called San Diego)

User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6537 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3606 times:

I thought Atlanta was well known as a Delta-hub (and if you don't know what Futurama episode that one refers to, go sit in a corner Big grin)

My hometown is Roskilde
Roskilde Festival - the only place where a choir, with an average age of over 60, can get a loud round of applause.

Nice hot weather & lovely cold beer in the parks

No descent clubs - only places with Top 20 music.

User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2273 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3587 times:

CPH-R, what a coincidence, that episode came on last night on Cartoon Network...the lost city of Atlanta!

Born in San Antonio, Texas, living in Houston, Texas, so I will do both (anyone who care to add on to this, feel free to do so)

San Antonio
-Historic (Missions, King William District, etc.)
-Mexican Food
-Weather (pleasant winters)

-Lack of jobs (unless you're in tourism or military)
-Water (frequent rationing - Edwards aquifer)
-Crime (especially gangs)
-Weather (torturous summers)

-Bush Intercontinental Airport/Continental Airlines
-Culturally diverse
-Theater District/Museum District
-Close to the beach
-Somewhat conservative
-Weather (pleasant winters)

-Too much concrete (freeways)
-Smog (with a flat terrain, no less!)
-Weather (torturous summers)

"On spaceship earth there are no passengers...only crew."
User currently offlineHartsfieldboy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 552 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3568 times:

CPH-R: I don't watch Futurama, but now I wish I did to see that! I'm going to the corner right now  Smile

Anyway, what I was refering to was something like the Gateway Arch in St Louis, Central Arpk in NYC or the Effiel Tower in Paris. Atlanta doesn't have something like that.

User currently offlineTurbolet From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3552 times:

Well, I don't know what my hometown really is because I've lived in many places, starting with Sliema in Malta, then moving to Brno, Czech Republic, then back to Sliema, then to Rabat (Victoria), Gozo, Malta, then back to Brno, then to Swieqi, Malta and now back to Rabat (Victoria) where I've spent the last five years, so I guess I'll do this damn place.

-it's... compact! One can do all the necessary shopping in half an hour.
-quite a multi-cultural environment. We get all nationalities of tourists here.

-it's... compact! It's boring! With just two places where one can go clubbing in winter, it does get pretty monotonous.
-everyone knows everyone and there's always a lot of gossip going around.

User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3538 times:

Medford, New York.

Convenient to most forms of shopping and entertainment.
Steady appreciation in real estate values.
Strong local economy.
Reasonable diversity.
Low crime.
Decent schools.
Interesting location at suburbia/exurbia border.

Exhorbitant property taxes.
No real town center.
Heavy traffic much of the time.
Unplanned, sprawl-type commercial growth.
Limited service on Long Island Rail Road.

"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineHartsfieldboy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 552 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3498 times:

PROSA, I thought you would write about your love of suit covered anuses and NYC's competence in getting anything done!

[Edited 2003-05-06 03:47:34]

User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3494 times:

Wichita, KS

Low Cost of Living
Relatively Safe (Some bad parts of town, like every other place, though)
Cheap Real Estate
Strong connections to aviation

Crappy Weather
Eyesores - too many oil refineries, grain elevators, warehouses, etc
Polluted River
Economy is too dependent on Aviation

Northwest Airlines - Some People Just Know How to Fly
User currently offlineNeednewairport From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3482 times:

San Diego

Job Market
Not a huge mess like SMELL-A (LA) yet
Friendly people
Relatively clean
Lots of hot military boys that like boys
Pretty people, pretty cars, pretty houses, pretty buildings, pretty beaches
Blacks Beach

Huge cost of living
Kind of conversative due to military influence
Insanely stupid voters (ballpark, more houses, no new freeways, etc)

User currently offlineMhsieh From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 332 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3477 times:

I have enjoyed reading all the responses so far.
Please also pick a place as your preferred/ dream place to live and explain why.
Having lived in many cities throughtout the U.S., my dream is to live in Vancouver BC where I grew up. Unfortunately, my job situation wouldn't allow it.

User currently offlineSIA Fan From Indonesia, joined Aug 2000, 728 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3468 times:

Jakarta, Indonesia:

- Compared to the US, everything is dirt CHEAP, you can have a meal at a fancy restaurant and only spend $10-$20
- Restaurant choices
- Nightlife choices
- Decent skyline
- Great shopping

- Traffic jams!
- Bad public transportation, you have to take a car everywhere
- The weather: hot and humid
- Crime rate
- Pollution

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3440 times:

Crapchester New York

- Likes-

It's not Wichita Kansas

- Dislikes -

Everything else

User currently offline727_Gal From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 325 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3428 times:


-the unique music scene
-a hub (albeit small) for Northwest
-great restaurants if you know where to look
-It's not Mississippi or Arkansas  Big grin
-a recently rejuvenated downtown where I spend all of my time, underage drinking!
-the interstate system (most people bitch about the illogical way the interstate is laid out, but I love it. it's like solving a little puzzle!)

-it's a dirty-ass city
-the crime rate in some parts is astronomical
-when you say Memphis, all people think of is Elvis Presley and barbecue
-relatively untouched by time (ie no proper skyscrapers, most of the city consists of old buildings until you get out in the suburbs)

All in all, though, I love the place. Come visit sometime  Smile

User currently offlineSoku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3393 times:

Cleveland OH:

Dislikes:The west side

Likes: the east side  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Ah Cleveland is truly a city divided

The Ohio Player
User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3508 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3379 times:

East Amherst, New York (outside Buffalo)

Affluent suburb
Low real estate costs
Nice communities
Fantastic School systems
Good selection of restaurants
#1 safest City in America

Exorbitant taxes (highest property taxes in the country)
Outside a slumping city

User currently offline747-451 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2417 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3372 times:

I live in NY (I was born in Atlanta) so I will deal with NY!


1) food!
2) Linclon Centre
3) the views
4) NY Yankees
5) the Bravest (NYFD)
6) the Finest (NYPD)

1) Mayor Bloomberg,
2) taxes, taxes and more taxes
3) no parking
4) grossly ineffective public school system
5) metermaids

User currently offlineDinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1080 posts, RR: 16
Reply 21, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3362 times:

I live in a ski resort town in the Rocky mountains of Colorado.

-Really easy to find a job
-Summers are awsome
-Not polluted
-Well paying job for not having to rent or buy a house

-To many stupid tourist(People leave their brains at home when they vacation!)
-Winters are too long(it is snowing now and has been last few days!)
-Tourist don't know how to drive in Winter driving conditions


Two rules in aviation, don't hit anything and don't run out of gas, cause if you run out of gas yer gonna hit something.
User currently offlineRoadrunner165 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 884 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3352 times:

Royalton MN


Rude people
Hick Town
Stupid People
People Who think Airplanes are Dumb  Sad

NWA ROCKS!!!  Smile  Smile  Smile
AS ROCKS!!!  Smile  Smile  Smile

User currently offlineMBMBOS From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2735 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3337 times:

I've lived in Boston for the last 15 years.


- The harbor
- New England attitude
- The Museum of Fine Arts
- Beautiful Autumns
- Misty days
- Close proximity to Europe


- Bostonians are litterbugs! Yech!
- Less-than-world-class dining establishments
- Road congestion
- Maniacal drivers

User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 36
Reply 24, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3335 times:

Dallas, Tx.

-Conservative city (well, other than the inner city)
-Best steaks on the planet
-Hot women!
-Lots of modern architecture
-Relatively low cost-of-living
-Good freeway system
-SMU sorority girls
-The Park Cities

-Living in the same city as AA61hvy... (you learn to cover your ass all the time)
-Dallas PD allows the homeless to do whatever they want
-The fact that AA takes away all of the possibilities we have for intl carriers

America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
25 IMissPiedmont : My hometown? I live outside any city limits but I'll answer the best I can. Likes: It's not Phoenix Californians have not yet figured out how to survi
26 Redngold : Cleveland, OH, USA. Likes: --People are generally friendly. Eye contact is not percieved as a threat. This is why I "came home" after ten years in New
27 Corocks : Houston: Likes: Food (tex-mex and steaks) Women Cheap Cost of Living Sports Teams New Sports Stadiums Nasa Kehmah Dislikes: Pollution Weather Construc
28 Lfutia : Morton Grove, IL Likes: warm weather, very diverse, everything is close. Dislikes: cold in the winter, too flat to go sledding Leo/ORD
29 Decman : Philadelphia, PA Likes - history galore ( independence hall, liberty bell, etc) - only about 2-3 hours from New York, Washington, and Baltimore. - Fai
30 Post contains images Sushka : Provo UT, USA Likes: the airport and it's facilities my flight school Dislikes: The mountains People aren't that welcoming and friendly (must be becau
31 Post contains images KRIC777 : Richmond, VA (as a non-native, I notive the following) LIKES Laid back Southern attitude, people are nice Loads of history (esp for a Civil War buff)
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