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RE: Favorite AAC city to dislike
(06-29-2017 03:24 PM)UConnHusky Wrote:  
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(06-29-2017 03:10 PM)UConnHusky Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 03:02 PM)CornellCoog Wrote:  Places I've been.

TULSA- Fairly boring city. Downtown is pretty dead but did find a cool three story bar with a lesbian bartender that made excellent drinks. Tulsa's campus is decent but the location is meh.

DALLAS- SMU's campus is really, really, really nice. Money can buy a lot. The Park Cities are a bit too well off for a great college vibe but I personally think Dallas has a lot to offer (Deep Ellum, Uptown, Turtle Creek, even bits of downtown).

HOUSTON- A hard place to visit unless you know a local but downtown is coming on strong and the midtown party scene (UH kids) has been alive and well for 15+ years. UH is in a rough but transitioning area. Really, really, really good food.

NEW ORLEANS- I love New Orleans but could never live there. Almost never go to the French Quarter any more. The best places are not found there.

MEMPHIS- I love visiting Memphis. Been to a handful of Liberty Bowls and a few UH games as well as to visit a friend at Rhodes. I've never made it to UM's campus though. I've never felt unsafe and I personally think Memphis BBQ > Texas BBQ.

CINCINNATI- This city surprised me. I love UC's urban campus in the rolling hills and while downtown has seen better days it still has a lot of cool architecture and history. It's sad the city keeps shrinking while the boring suburbs grow, especially on the Kentucky side.

TAMPA- Great city. My favorite in Florida by far. Relatives attend Eckerd and the beaches on the St Pete side of the bay are nice. I've never seen the USF campus though.

ORLANDO- I'd rather get hooked on opioids than have to visit Orlando ever again. Winter Park is a cool little area but the rest of the city is genericville USA with big box stores and theme parks. UCF's campus is so beige and new and it an odd location. It's almost as if UCF wanted nothing to do with Orlando either.

GREENVILLE- A dump. Super friendly people and the football games/tailgates are fun but no thanks. It lacks the charm of a true college town of similarly sized college towns.

PHILADELPHIA- It's making a bit of a comeback but I'd rank it dead last amongst the NE Corridor biggies (Boston, NY, Philly, Baltimore, DC). Temple's campus is urban and I kinda like it because it's different than any other AAC campus. North Philly is not where I'd want to be though.

HARTFORD/STORRS- Storrs is a cool little set up. It's basically UConn in a pastural setting with not much else around. Hartford is AWFUL. The worst New England city for sure... well, Worcester is actually worse. Had a friend at Trinity back in the day and it was a war zone at night around there. Downtown is completely dead. Everything is in West Hartford.

Ummmm, Bridgeport, Connecticut? THAT is the worst!

No one can deny that Hartford's downtown is currently experiencing some tough times. The suburbs of Hartford are still some of the nicest in the country, though.

I had a friend at Trinity 30 years ago and it was a war zone. Would have thought it had improved some in all of these years.

The few blocks directly around Trinity are fairly rough now. However, your friend was exaggerating years ago as that area was only slightly rough back then. A "war zone" is a bit of an overstatement in characterizing that area at that time. I would know better than anyone as I literally grew up just 3 miles from the Trinity campus. That 3 miles away was a world apart in the suburbs, though!

I visited him. They all would remove their stereos from the cars every where we went. He forgot one night. Broken driver side glass and no stereo. We were literally inside for 15 minutes. This was right off campus at a bar.
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(06-29-2017 11:45 AM)UofMemphis Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 11:42 AM)JHS55 Wrote:  I've been to Memphis so I can tell you that the locals there are really strange people, they mumble when talking to and they wear big heavy coats all year round and they hunch over and hide behind big dark glasses, I think their from planet Claire...who really knows

I think you walked up to some homeless folks and started chatting...I guess that's one way to get to know a city

I will say the homeless are more assertive in Memphis than other places. On a recent trip to Chicago, I noticed all were huddled behind cardboard signs with heads down. Figured it must be a city ordinance. While I worked downtown and walked all over after dark, I never felt unsafe. But, I did have some run ins with a couple of folks I tried to help. Sadly, one was mentally ill and upset I baked him a apple pie. Apparently, he preferred cherry and let me know about every day I stepped over him on my way to work. The other lady I gave bus fare to so she could "get out of town" just plain made me mad. The NEXT day, I happened to glance over at a red light in East Memphis and saw her driving a better car than I was. I lost it for a few minutes and thought about following her and asking for my $5 back, but relented. 01-lauramac2 Two dollars, I want my two dollars! Lol
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Greenville went to **** in the late 90s-early 00s when flooding from Hurricane Fran destroyed a lot of public housing. The following migration of the displaced public housing residence into the university area brought the predictable violence and crime. I believe things have gotten better in the recent years....
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Dallas is a landfill.
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I like Greenville. You just gotta know where to go. Yes, B's has to be done first. The only complaint I have is that I have asked folks several times "Where to stay downtown?" on BoneyardBanter and the answer has been "There's no real hotels downtown."

I have spent 3½ months in India over two assignments and loved the food before I ever went. I've probably tried Indian cuisine in about a dozen cities in the USA. Believe it or not, Greenville has the BEST. Kasturi near the ECU medical complex. I have spoken with the owner who is from London (descent from India).
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(06-29-2017 03:45 PM)ECUGrad07 Wrote:  Greenville is really making huge strides. I barely even recognize it now.

A lot of it has to do with the revitalization of downtown ("Uptown") Greenville. When I was in school ('02-'07) it was a bunch of run down bars, and the surrounding couple blocks were empty storefronts. It needed a LOT of work.

But if you were to go now... the run down bars are fewer and far between. Upscale restaurants and 3 new breweries have set up shop. People have renovated the old buildings and re-purposed them. They solved the parking nightmare by putting up downtown Greenville's first parking deck. There are students actually living downtown now, with the construction of some first-class apartments.

There are also lots of future improvements on the horizon... but Greenville is growing up fast.

Uptown Brewing Company
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Trollingwood Taproom & Brewery
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Pitt Street Brewing Company*Opening soon*
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4th Street Deck
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The Boundary at West End
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Five Points Plaza
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When I was in school and walked my dog in that park it was literally a homeless hangout. You didn't go to the end closest to Green Street.
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(06-29-2017 04:55 PM)willhclark Wrote:  Dallas is a landfill.

There is not a single thing better about Houston than Dallas. Not one.
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(06-29-2017 01:16 PM)Stickboy46 Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 11:44 AM)Pony94 Wrote:  Storrs is incredibly boring for a city housing a major university

Never been to Storrs and this isn't AAC but I'm gonna throw Manhattan, KS as the most boring Major University town.
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Worst to first

1: Wichita
2: Cincinnati
3: Storrs
4: Greenville
5: Orlando
6: Annapolis
7: Tampa
8: Memphis
9: Philly
10 Houston
11: Dallas
12: Tulsa
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(06-29-2017 08:00 PM)panicstricken Wrote:  Worst to first

1: Wichita
2: Cincinnati
3: Storrs
4: Greenville
5: Orlando
6: Annapolis
7: Tampa
8: Memphis
9: Philly
10 Houston
11: Dallas
12: Tulsa

You forgot New Orleans.

I've been to every city listed except Annapolis and Storrs. Honestly, most cities are a dime a dozen. You have this "great trendy bar/hangout"? Great...every other large town in America has one.

I prefer cities with some history/uniqueness. New Orleans has that but wasn't my cup of tea necessarily. Like Philly...the looney left is funny there and lots of cool history/buildings, etc. Memphis has "it" and I recently moved back and love it warts and all. San Fran is probably my favorite city...a large part of that is how much natural beauty is there and nearby.

Give me Jackson Hole, WY any (Summer) day.
City to hate...meh...is Storrs a city? Honest question.
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Orlando has been the #1 travel designation for like 10 years straight. Everything else is #fakenews
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Memphis is a dump. So is New Orleans. And yes, so is Greenville.

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(06-29-2017 01:09 PM)UConnHusky Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 11:44 AM)Pony94 Wrote:  Storrs is incredibly boring for a city housing a major university

True. However, that makes the on campus party scene that much better. Anyway, here are actual photos from the entrance to the UConn Campus:

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that looks like my kind of place.

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Orlando overall has got to be the worst. I lived there and there were areas I liked but for the most part it is was just awful.

I loved living in Tampa, well I loved living in SOHO and near Bayshore. New Tampa was meh.

I really like NOLA but have only been there twice. Stayed with a couple good friends that live there so my experience was probably different than the typical tourist.

I liked Houston and Dallas. I like Texas overall. Austin might be a little over rated though...
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(06-29-2017 09:06 PM)KNIGHTTIME Wrote:  Orlando has been the #1 travel designation for like 10 years straight. Everything else is #fakenews


Because of Disney World and all of the Theme parks and touristy crap. You don't have to love the city your team plays in. I am a die hard Magic fan (had season tix when I lived there) and die hard Dolphins fan. I hate visiting both Orlando and Miami
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(06-29-2017 09:19 PM)Ocalabull Wrote:  Orlando overall has got to be the worst. I lived there and there were areas I liked but for the most part it is was just awful.

I loved living in Tampa, well I loved living in SOHO and near Bayshore. New Tampa was meh.

I really like NOLA but have only been there twice. Stayed with a couple good friends that live there so my experience was probably different than the typical tourist.

I liked Houston and Dallas. I like Texas overall. Austin might be a little over rated though...

Austin wants to be mini-San Fransisco, it's a great town. The liberal counties in Texas are Travis (Austin) and Dallas. Harris (Houston) is very split. If I remember correctly Travis and Dallas counties were the only two major counties to vote blue in the Obama and Hillary elections.
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(06-29-2017 09:06 PM)KNIGHTTIME Wrote:  Orlando has been the #1 travel designation for like 10 years straight. Everything else is #fakenews

McDonald's is a popular restaurant but it doesn't mean the food doesn't suck.
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(06-29-2017 09:27 PM)Moody Magic Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 09:19 PM)Ocalabull Wrote:  Orlando overall has got to be the worst. I lived there and there were areas I liked but for the most part it is was just awful.

I loved living in Tampa, well I loved living in SOHO and near Bayshore. New Tampa was meh.

I really like NOLA but have only been there twice. Stayed with a couple good friends that live there so my experience was probably different than the typical tourist.

I liked Houston and Dallas. I like Texas overall. Austin might be a little over rated though...

Austin wants to be mini-San Fransisco, it's a great town. The liberal counties in Texas are Travis (Austin) and Dallas. Harris (Houston) is very split. If I remember correctly Travis and Dallas counties were the only two major counties to vote blue in the Obama and Hillary elections.


You need to get out more Reece
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(06-29-2017 09:36 PM)Pony94 Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 09:27 PM)Moody Magic Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 09:19 PM)Ocalabull Wrote:  Orlando overall has got to be the worst. I lived there and there were areas I liked but for the most part it is was just awful.

I loved living in Tampa, well I loved living in SOHO and near Bayshore. New Tampa was meh.

I really like NOLA but have only been there twice. Stayed with a couple good friends that live there so my experience was probably different than the typical tourist.

I liked Houston and Dallas. I like Texas overall. Austin might be a little over rated though...

Austin wants to be mini-San Fransisco, it's a great town. The liberal counties in Texas are Travis (Austin) and Dallas. Harris (Houston) is very split. If I remember correctly Travis and Dallas counties were the only two major counties to vote blue in the Obama and Hillary elections.


You need to get out more Reece

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