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#1
What's the best thing about your hometown / area you grew up in?
If you had to sell it one thing that makes it different from anywhere else (locally/nationally, whatever), what would it be?

I grew up in a town called Lyme Regis, it's had Romans, a rebellion, Jane Austen and John Fowles. Also, we have a massive brick wall in the sea (an artificial harbour) that's been there, in one form or another, since the 11th century.
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#2
Nothing really.
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#4
I grew up in a few different places but I have a clear favourite: Singapore. Best food in the world, very multi-cultural & diverse, great nightlife. I think one of the most unique things about it is that you can be out in the middle of the night in practically any neighbourhood and not have to worry about your safety; I can't think of any other cities of the same size that are like that.


Also there are a bunch of unexploded bombs under some very expensive houses.
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#5
I grew up in a small coastal town between the marshy intracoastal waterway and a very large swamp. The main export is humidity, Navy folks, a lot of meth, and a few golfers.

Historically it's a little notable for being the general area in which James Oglethrope went back and forth with the Spanish governors of Florida until the English won the area and treated it as a buffer colony. Then it was basically a frontier area until the railroad industry expanded in the late 1800s.

Also, there's a good chance they'll be building a spaceport in the rural north end of the county, so that's neat.
#6
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#7
i grew up in a village near a seaside town filled with depression and broken dreams
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I grew up in London, which is the best place in the world. Everyone knows it.


What part? Norf or Sarf?
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I grew up in a tiny town called Gerogery which has about 50 people and nothing of interest
It was however the most important rail hub in Australia as it was the closest stop to the border between Victoria and New South Wales, which at the time had different rail gauges.
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#12
I've been to Lyme Regis. Seemed alright.

My hometown of Eastleigh was the place where the prototype Spitfire first flew (there was some memorial flight for it earlier this year). Apart from that it's a completely forgettable place.
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#13
My hometown was a kind of half-country village in the North of England, it was like a seaside village with no seaside. It was nice, the walk to school/college meant walking through woodlands; I had a forest behind my house. I wish I was still there.

When I lived in Oxford for university I loved it there, that's a great mix of city and countryside.
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Sure. If you like rain, smog, and chavs.
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yeh i didn't really grow up in one place, but imma stand strong with mistress ibanez. london is tops.
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#17
I grew up in Oklahoma. Not much to do there, not many cultural amenities. It's gotten even worse since I left the state 25 years ago.

I guess the most interesting thing about Oklahoma was when I lived in Ralston for a couple years as a child. There are a lot of inbred people in Ralston, including a clan of people with small heads and webbed fingers. Not kidding. Kids were illegally forced to take Bible classes in Elementary School (would've been around 1973-1975).
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I grew up in Oklahoma. Not much to do there, not many cultural amenities. It's gotten even worse since I left the state 25 years ago.

I guess the most interesting thing about Oklahoma was when I lived in Ralston for a couple years as a child. There are a lot of inbred people in Ralston, including a clan of people with small heads and webbed fingers. Not kidding. Kids were illegally forced to take Bible classes in Elementary School (would've been around 1973-1975).


Only thing I know about OK is that the Flaming Lips come from there - there's a great documentary about them/there.
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Only thing I know about OK is that the Flaming Lips come from there - there's a great documentary about them/there.


Anything about Oklahoma is automatically not great.
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Also there are a bunch of unexploded bombs under some very expensive houses.

Is this how you keep the rich people in check?
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The only real thing my actual hometown is famous for is a mostly African-American cemetery where the workers dug up old graves and put all the bodies in one mass grave so they could re-sell the individual burial plots for profit.


But Chicago, Chicago is famous for a lot of things.
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The only real thing my actual hometown is famous for is a mostly African-American cemetery where the workers dug up old graves and put all the bodies in one mass grave so they could re-sell the individual burial plots for profit.


But Chicago, Chicago is famous for a lot of things.

I'm from the Chicago area, too. I remember that scandal all too well.
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I'm from the Chicago area, too. I remember that scandal all too well.



As do I, it was about 1/4 mile from my house. They seem to have turned it around. At least it appears so from my vantage point.


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Charming place, really.



You have no idea how jealous I am.
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As do I, it was about 1/4 mile from my house. They seem to have turned it around. At least it appears so from my vantage point.

I go to that Alsip flea market nearby all the time. It was a media circus for a good long while.
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The Swap-O-Rama, haha that place is a whole 'nother story of its own.
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The Swap-O-Rama, haha that place is a whole 'nother story of its own.

Lmao yeah I know
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#28
Chicago is certainly a unique place. When I have people coming in from around the country, their common criticism is that it seems like we're always eating.

Chicago is a taste. It's a merging of tens of ethnic flavors utilizing flavors that exceed the usual "salt & sugar" flavoring methods of the South. Not only that, in the 30some years I've lived here, I've still yet to run out of things to do on stay-cations or weekends within city limits.

Tie the suburbs into the picture - and it becomes that much more fantastic. All the city's availability at a more relaxed pace.

Other than having to shovel snow, the traffic, and the liquor distribution channels up here - I really have no complaints. I'm going to miss it horribly when I move South.
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Spent the majority of my childhood in Japan/Okinawa so the selling point would be the food/sights.
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#31
I was too poor to have a "hometown". In fact, I've moved once per year at least for so long that I ended up not having a single place that feels even remotely like "home".

That said, the state I lived in the most consistently was Washington. Personally I really love it here, but you should take that as a non-recommendation because the things I value out of life are pretty much the opposite of what everyone else wants.
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I grew up in London, which is the best place in the world. Everyone knows it.

>best place in the world
>leaves

(I think that was you who mentioned that. Not certain.)
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Manville.

We have/had a lot of asbestos.
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Grew up (and still live) in Scranton, PA. My hometown and the general area has pretty banging pizza and Italian cuisine. From majority of people that I know who frequently traveled out of the area say that they can't find many great Italian places.
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>best place in the world
>leaves

(I think that was you who mentioned that. Not certain.)


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Grew up like 20 minutes from Miami/Ft Lauderdale beach
My God, it's full of stars!
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