Mhsieh From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 332 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2136 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.
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!
3. The need to speak Spanish in many situations because I don't.
Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 10720 posts, RR: 16 Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2109 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!
Hartsfieldboy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 552 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2094 times:
I have two hometowns.
-Intown, the city inside I-285
-Cool historic nieghborhoods
-Hartsfield Int'l Airport
-Good music scene
-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:
-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
US Air/TWA Fan From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 125 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2077 times:
Where I grew up:
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
-it is an "un-midwestern" midwest city... overal, not as conservative as everywhere else around here.
-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)
Turbolet From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2021 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.
PROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5526 posts, RR: 5 Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2007 times:
Medford, New York.
Convenient to most forms of shopping and entertainment.
Steady appreciation in real estate values.
Strong local economy.
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"
Neednewairport From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 235 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1951 times:
Not a huge mess like SMELL-A (LA) yet
Lots of hot military boys that like boys
Pretty people, pretty cars, pretty houses, pretty buildings, pretty beaches
Huge cost of living
Kind of conversative due to military influence
Insanely stupid voters (ballpark, more houses, no new freeways, etc)
Mhsieh From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 332 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1946 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.
727_Gal From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 325 posts, RR: 3 Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1897 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
-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
Dinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1056 posts, RR: 19 Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1831 times:
I live in a ski resort town in the Rocky mountains of Colorado.
-Really easy to find a job
-Summers are awsome
-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.
Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 41 Reply 24, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1804 times:
-Conservative city (well, other than the inner city)
-Best steaks on the planet
-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 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 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)