Why I hate DC - page 4

by HU_nurse

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Because my car got broken into in broad daylight! I hear my alarm going off and I walk outside and the suspect just casually jogs away like nothing even happened. No point in filing a police report. I'm a student, times are hard,... Read More


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    First off I don't like the redskins, even more now Also, have been there several times, and have found it to be filled with crime, dirty, and just plain creepy. I will live in the burgh anyday over that area.
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    wow...just an update for you guys since I was the original one who posted the thread. I ended up moving back home to LA. I have no regrets about my decision, although I am sure I will be back often to visit...:spin:
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    i just found this thread... I moved from DC to Philly this year. I truly loved DC and miss it.. I did live in southeast DC for a little while (the scary part, not capitol hill) and decided to get out when my roommate's car got stolen, but for the most part, I didn't get bothered. and yeah, Philly is worse. I'd rather be in DC.
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    Quote from Blackcat99
    I use to live in LA.:chuckle If you like the stress of constant traffic and constant crowds LA is the place to go. I went to LA for a one week vacation in August. The best part of my trip was getting on the plane to go back home. I would never go to LA to live. I will never go to LA again for a vacation either. I was totally stressed out.
    LA is a horrible place. I'm from SF and love Northern California, but SoCal is a pit.

    Yeah, I laugh at people from the East Coast who think that LA is some sort of escape from crime and city. It's an UBER-city that looks like a giant suburb. And the downtown area is a joke... lacking in culture.

    It's huge, in terms of urban sprawl and population. It's the second largest city behind only NY, yet it's per/mile population is not much. What does that mean? URBAN SPRAWL. It takes hours to go anywhere or do anything and the traffic is legendary. You think traffic is bad in DC? Ha! Compared to LA it's a joke.

    The crime is horrible. Watts, Compton, Long Beach. There's a reason why it's home of Gangsta Rap. Bullets and prostitutes everywhere. And the "Good" neighborhoods are up to 3x the price of most big cities, and the attitude is fake and pretentious on a whole new level. People in Norcal and the East Coast are real, LA is as fake as it gets.

    You can have LA, I'd take a winter in NY over a summer in LA any day! Yeach!!!!
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    I'm no fan of LA myself, but I really don't think it's necessary to trash the place. As far as SoCal being a "pit", I live in a beautiful area of coastal San Diego County and you are the first and probably only person who I will ever hear refer to this area as a pit. To each their own. We don't have room for you here anyway.
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    WOW - good to know about DC and Philadelphia - I might have to avoid those areas if I decide to travel on the east coast!!
    Sorry about the car windows though!! I once tried to break into my own car as I was stupid and locked myself out, but was not able to get through the glass...Plus I was a bit embarrassed to be doing it in broad daylight at a major hospital!!
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    Quote from diarygirl512
    WOW - good to know about DC and Philadelphia - I might have to avoid those areas if I decide to travel on the east coast!!
    Sorry about the car windows though!! I once tried to break into my own car as I was stupid and locked myself out, but was not able to get through the glass...Plus I was a bit embarrassed to be doing it in broad daylight at a major hospital!!
    The good thing about DC is that the Metro goes so many places. My brother lived in Arlington and whenever I'd stay with him, I could just hope on the Metro and get anywhere I wanted. I never bothered to rent a car.
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    Sounds good mercy - would the metro be safe for a night shifter though??
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    Quote from mercyteapot
    I'm no fan of LA myself, but I really don't think it's necessary to trash the place. As far as SoCal being a "pit", I live in a beautiful area of coastal San Diego County and you are the first and probably only person who I will ever hear refer to this area as a pit. To each their own. We don't have room for you here anyway.
    Well, I should have said "LA" instead of SoCal, San Diego is quite nice. And you're right, SD isn't a pit.

    But my being critical of LA and calling it a Pit isn't any different than some of the things people have said about DC or Philly, back in the thread up. You're just the first to get defensive about it. I'm entitled to my opinion.

    "To each their own" ...I agree totally.
    --However---
    "We don't have room for you hear anyway" ...There's a difference between giving your opinion of a city and a personal attack.

    I'm sure it was just a knee jerk reaction so I'm cool with it. I've done the same.

    Good luck to the OP with your decision whatever it is...(I think you said you already moved right?)
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    Quote from diarygirl512
    WOW - good to know about DC and Philadelphia - I might have to avoid those areas if I decide to travel on the east coast!!
    Sorry about the car windows though!! I once tried to break into my own car as I was stupid and locked myself out, but was not able to get through the glass...Plus I was a bit embarrassed to be doing it in broad daylight at a major hospital!!
    DC isn't so bad. In fact, I personally think aesthetically it's one of the most beautiful cities in the US. I think it's a must-see if you're a traveler looking to see the US. There are bad areas in any town over 1 mil.

    NY, for example, is super safe and it's easy to avoid the bad areas as they are in the outer burrows.

    Philly is experiencing what NY went thru before the revitalization, when the running joke about NY is that all visitors get mugged...so, give the people of that town some time to do some clean up. But it's called "the City of Neighborhoods" for a reason, and that's the best part of the town, visiting the residential areas outside of downtown. Real quaint, warm and beautiful in the summer.

    As for DC, I'm going back in August and I can't wait!
    Last edit by mingez on Jul 13, '07


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