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scubydoo's avatar

What makes your city special?

Asked by scubydoo (751points) April 3rd, 2008

I’m really not sure why but, I’m just curious as to what you think is special about where you live. I’m not implying that any city or town is better than the other. each place has is ‘pros’ and ‘cons’. Besides things like the name of, population of, its where you work, or because my family is there, what are places or things that keep you living where you are? Is there somewhere that keeps you coming back day after day? Is there a special place that you can’t go without? Or is there possibly somewhere else you’d prefer to live? why?

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Valhalla30's avatar

The weather in Denver is perfect, I think. Flanked by the Rockies just to the west, snow and pine trees are no less than 40 mins away at pretty much any given time throughout the year. It’s not humid here, there aren’t many bugs like there are in the south, and the four seasons really make someone appreciate each time of the year. Just when you are sick of one, another season comes along to change it all up. Colorado really is AMAZING.

Les's avatar

Chicago is HUGE. I love big (population wise) places. There is incredible architecture. The skyline of Chicago is (I think) the best in the world because of the diverse nature of the building styles and sizes. Also, the people are nice. This may sound cliche, but I really have never met nicer people. Sure, there are the occasional bad eggs, but overall, wonderful. It has two incredible baseball teams, a basketball team that (used to) be legendary, and a great football team, no matter what you may think of any one of them at any given moment in time. We have a world class art museum where you can see some of the world’s most famous works of art. On the topic of museums, there are a plethora more, all just as fabulous as the next. Also, we have parks galore that are beautiful and clean. I could go on and on…

scamp's avatar

@Valhalla30 I envy you! Colorado is the one place I have to see before I die. I’ve wanted to go there for a very long time. I hope I make it one day. If I do, I probably won’t want to leave.

iSteve's avatar

I love where I live but other than the weather, having open space, beaches and forrests nearby, there’s really nothing special about it, I’m afraid!

Actually, that’s not entirely true. If anyone read the book “Bad Blood”, this is where it happened!!!

brownlemur's avatar


Also it’s the only place in Texas that I would/could ever live (Austin). Not cold, good music, tons of outdoorsy stuff to do, great tex-mex, and lots of bats.

omfgTALIjustIMDu's avatar

We have Yale, and a center green still there from colonial times. The City of New Haven hosts different family-oriented events on the Green, such as a screening of Indiana Jones in the same place they had just finished filming the new Indiana Jones movie.

annaott22's avatar

Atlanta: We have the worst traffic and drivers with road rage! They say if you can deal with the traffic here you can deal with it anywhere!

scamp's avatar

@annaott22 Atlanta is nice, but Spaghetti Junction scares the hell out of me!

scubydoo's avatar

@annaott22 sorry to hear about the road rage. great answers friends.

I guess I should of also included: Is there anything that you wish your city/town had that it doesn’t.

nikipedia's avatar

Brilliant, interesting, exciting people; unbelievably beautiful landscape; entrepreneurial spirit; crazy architecture; the beach.

Les's avatar

@nikipedia: where?

nikipedia's avatar

San Francisco!

Les's avatar

Sweet. I love San Francisco. If I could afford it, I’d live there.

Schenectandy's avatar

I live in the greater metropolitan Schenectady area; I think that makes it pretty darn special.

mzgator's avatar

Lafayette, LA…the heart of cajun country. The people are great, friendly and everybody is a good cook. We have no mountains, but we do have swamps which are pretty. New Orleans is just down the street about 1 1/2 hours away.

Colorado is beautiful. Utah is my favorite. We hope to buy a vacation home there when my husband retires in about 7 years. We especially love the Moab area.

San Francisco is also a cool place.

My brother in law lives in Austin and would not want to live anywhere else.

We live about 20 miles from the coast. Louisiana beaches are not pretty. The water is extremely muddy. We travel to Florida to see pretty beaches.

The best part about where I live is the people and the sense of family. Family is so important here. Friends are important too. We have big get togethers and all friends and family gather around a pot of something cooking. Right now crawfish is in season, so crawfish boils with family and friends gather big crowds each weekend.

cheebdragon's avatar

the homeless people make it kinda creepy and very ghetto.

iSteve's avatar

San Francisco rocks!!!

breedmitch's avatar

It’s my privilege to live in NYC. Many years ago I heard it descrbed, and I believe it to be true, That New York is great because your neighbors are the “best and brightest” at what they do. That’s an overstatement, of course, but I like to think that New Yorker’s are “tops” in their fields.
@brownlemur: If I ever chose to leave, I’d return to Austin. It’s the best part of Texas.

Poser's avatar

I was really surprised to find out how much I liked Jacksonville when I left. It has a bit of everything you might want (except mountains, unfortunately). The beaches are great, the largest city park system in the country, relatively low cost of living, lots of outdoors stuff nearby, and the weather is wonderful.

Now I’m back, and I love it!

susanc's avatar

Little Olympia WA is beautiful because it’s built on two hillsides with water in between,
so you often have a view. You can find a parking space, but a lot of people
ride bikes and walk (because it’s small enough). Three good colleges, a really nice
farmer’s market, a good city arts commission, a lot of eco-consciousness. They say that if you don’t kill yourself durng your first winter of constant rain, you can stay.

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