View Full Version : Describe Your Town

03-07-2004, 08:26 PM
Let's see how well this catches on. I think it's interesting, talking about where people live. Just to get a better picture of everyone's surroundings.

Mine and Aaron's town, St. John's, Newfoundland, is the most eastern city in North America, as it borders on the Atlantic Ocean. We were discovered in 1497 by a European named John Cabot, and I believe we were the first place in North America discovered by Europeans sailors. St. John's, the capital of Newfoundland, is a huge bowl-shaped town, about a 35 minute drive across (if you count the airport on the far-eastern side). One part of St. John's, Shea Heights, is set on a hilside filled with trees. On the other side of this hill, it's the Atlantic Ocean. The western and eastern parts of St. John's are resedential and commercial places, neighbourhoods are filled with thousands of houses, and dozens of schools and restaurants, a couple of malls, churches, supermarkets, along with many other stores. The western side of town where I live is called Cowan Heights, which is home to a couple of schools and churches, and around 15,000 - 20,000 people. It's hilly and fully paved, and filled with long strips of houses and cul-de-sacs, it's a huge neighbourhood. The east-end has even more people (it's the bigger part of town) and is home to the most important places in town. Our historic Downtown is home to Mile One Stadium (home of our American Hockey League team, the St. John's Maple Leafs, an affiliate of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs), and the adjacent City Hall. Other important places are Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), the Confederation building (a 12-15 floor government building), the Avalon Mall (huge 2 story mall filled with stores, a theatre, restaurants, etc), and the entire mini-metropolis of the surrounding Stavenger Drive (like a really long strip of megastores, bigger than your average store). All in all there's 2 malls (one huge one and one smaller sized one), at least 50 schools, 125,000 people, many megastores, lots of restuarants, and millions of trees surrounding the area. There's not much crime (it's very safe, actually), and our economy is on the rise. Some people may think eastern canada is boring, but in actual fact, it's really not. We're really nice people and people often like to come back after visiting the first time.

Aaron, if you want to add something, go ahead.

There's my town, how about yours?

03-07-2004, 08:34 PM
My town is pretty boring, so I'm going to tell everyone about Cleveland. lol.

Cleveland is home to the world-famous (yes, the world-famous) Cleveland Browns. They are the only professional football team with a world-wide fan club, which is pretty crazy. Cleveland is also home to the Cleveland Indians and the Cleveland Caveliers. As some of you may know, LeBron James, the phenomenal rookie, plays for the Cavs. The city is also home to the Terminal Tower, which was once the tallest building in the world and is still in the top 20 tallest buildings in the world (I think it has something like 27 floors). Cleveland is also the home to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The city's also home to 3 pretty famous rock bands: Mushroomhead, Chimaira and Sw1tched. Cleveland is also home to a lot of other famous musical artists like David Bowie, and famous actors and actresses like Drew Carey and Halle Berry. Cleveland is also the home to the Cuyahoga River, which caught fire in the '70s due to pollution (which is something EVERYBODY wants to be remembered for, I'm sure).

Then there's Canton, which is only about 2 hours from me. Canton is home to the NFL's Pro Football Hall of Fame.

03-07-2004, 08:43 PM
I'll tell you about my favorite city in the world, Chicago, instead of boring you with the boring city I'm living in right now.

I used to live near the Southwest side, pretty close to where "The Projects" were. Downtown is about 20 minutes from there, it's always crowded and most people would rather walk than drive. There's Sears Tower, Chicago Tribune building, the famous Uno's Pizza, Navy Pier with the Ferris Wheels, and lots more. The city's pretty poor and you might not be impressed with the bumpy roads but the people there are amazing. Theres always the hype about Wrigley Field. Although I guarantee I'm the biggest Cub-hater and Sox fan on this board, I'll admit Wrigley is pretty impressive. Anyone here live near Chicago?

03-07-2004, 09:19 PM
Before it became a borough in 1885, Mossley was divided between three counties. Brookbottom (Top Mossley) and Bottoms (Bottom Mossley) were in Lancashire. This part of the town was historically part of the old parish of Ashton. Quickedge, Milton and Roughtown were in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The part to the east of the River Tame, including Micklehurst, was in Cheshire. The borough became part of Lancashire until 1974, when it became part of the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside.

High on the eastern sky-line of Mossley is Buckton Castle, an iron age hill fort. The remains of the defensive ridge and ditch are still to be seen. Below it, and forming a boundary between the steep moorland and the enclosed fields, an ancient road way runs around the hillside. The Romans made use of this road and paved part of it, using it as a route between the camps of Melandra (Glossop) and Castleshaw (Saddleworth).

The area was at one time densely forested but over many years, the trees were mostly felled and the hillsides used to graze sheep. Wool production became the chief industry, with many weaver's cottages being built, incorporating a weaving room. When powered looms were invented, woollen mills and later, cotton mills were constructed in the valley.

The earliest settlements in the area, such as Brookbottom and Roughtown, were high above the valley of the River Tame. With the building of the canal and later the railway, along with the mills being constructed along the valley bottom, Mossley spread out to fill the valley.

Although textile production has ceased, many of the mills are now used for other purposes, while others have been replaced by modern factories. Mossley has a well-used railway station and the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, closed for fifty years, has recently been re-opened.

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Fear. <_>

03-07-2004, 09:38 PM
I don&#39;t know if you can consider where I live a town, but eh, whatever :P.

I live on Oahu in one of the busiest cities on the island, Honolulu. I sort of live between the &#39;ghetto&#39; and downtown. Uh... Honolulu is home of the state capitol, and Oahu is the island where the governer lives. I don&#39;t think anyone famous really came from Oahu... Or... Honolulu. About 10 minutes from where I live is the famous Waikiki beach, I guess it&#39;s famous, I don&#39;t know. Then about an hour away, there&#39;s Pipeline, where surfers go every year for competitions or something.

Good God I live in one hell of a boring place :lol:. Funny thing is, I&#39;ve never been outside the islands. I&#39;ve only traveled to the other islands, but never to the mainland or anything :(.

03-07-2004, 09:53 PM
My town is pretty boring as well. It is called Dalton in the good ol state of Massachusetts. It is about an hour from Albany and about 30-40 minutes from the border of NY. It is near Pittsfield on the western side. We are known mostly for our paper making company: Crane and Company. They make the paper for all of your money. The town was founded around 1784. The high school is Wahconah. We hosted a competition play this year for schools competing in Western Mass. If you keep going east pass our town, we consider it the hick towns of Windsor, Cummington, Peru, and Becket. Western Mass has a lot of State and Country names for towns like Florida, Peru, and Washington.

There was rumored to be a treasure buried on a mountain in our town. Books say that the Germans buried treasure during the Revolutionary War in a ravine between October Mt and another name I forget. My bro was researching that for a while. Pretty interesting stuff. I think it&#39;s near my house cause my road basically separates the two mountains.

03-07-2004, 10:04 PM
I live in reddish/manchester/England

Its a small town with quite a few council estate houses.
But I live in a good area of housing.
Half of reddish is filled with little 10 year old wanna be gangsters.
The rest of us are sk8ers or people who hate sk8ers.

03-07-2004, 10:06 PM
Originally posted by Suicidal Tendancies@Mar 7 2004, 06:04 PM
I live in reddish/manchester/England

Its a small town with quite a few council estate houses.
But I live in a good area of housing.
Half of reddish is filled with little 10 year old wanna be gangsters.
The rest of us are sk8ers or people who hate sk8ers.
What are you? A Sk8er?

03-07-2004, 10:50 PM
well i live in the northern most part of Delaware USA, in a small town called Claymont. Well theres nothing much to describe, life is not all that boring here, there are lots of stores and malls around that me and my friends go to. I live in a safe area called Northridge, it has many kids most of them i know but they are mostly around 10 years old. I go to a place called Mount Pleasent high, but its as pleasent as you think. Its nick name is Mount Pregnant almost every single girl is pregnant. The teachers are b*tches are give out to much work. my community is full of old people also but its cool, the things i do for fun are to skate, bmx, and just hang with my friends. There arent many other skaters or bmxers around so i mostly do it bymyself. :(

03-07-2004, 10:58 PM
Originally posted by SpetsnazLP8814@Mar 7 2004, 02:50 PM
Its nick name is Mount Pregnant almost every single girl is pregnant. The teachers are b*tches are give out to much work. my community is full of old people

03-08-2004, 12:11 AM
I live in a town of about 10,000 people that fit in one square mile. Small Town America. There are two sides to my town, because the pike runs across it, so there are two elementary schools, and one main high school around the corner from me. It doesn&#39;t really have alot of history, but we have had two battleships named after soliders who died in battle from our town ::shrugs::. There&#39;s just about nothing to do here except for play sports. It&#39;s a small town so any information you tell to anyone gets around in about 2 hours. -_-. and thats about it

arT saveS
03-08-2004, 12:17 AM
Wow, I&#39;d love to live where Mark or Keaton lives. :mellow: It sounds great.

Well, I live in a medium sized town in Illinois called Salem. It&#39;s about 20 minutes north to south from each city limit and about 30 minutes east to west from each city limit.

There are about 15,000 - 20,000 people, and it&#39;s usually pretty quiet. We have 3 main parts of town: Downtown(about 5,000 people), Uptown(about 11,000), and Little Egypt(about 2,000).

Downtown is where Denny&#39;s, Burger King, Hucks, Bigfoot Gas, Pizza Hut, Super Wal-Mart, ect and atleast 3 really big Plazas. We also have 4 Car Dealerships there.

Uptown we have Chico&#39;s(American Mexican restaurant that has amazing sanchoes (they are like soft tacos but they are twice as big), and nachoes; it&#39;s my favorite place to eat. We have a McDonalds, Hardees, a chinese buffet, Lonestar, Dairy Queen, and atleast 5 other popular restaurants. We also have a couple of gas stations: C-Mart, Moto-Mart, another Bigfoot Gas, Casey&#39;s, ect. Then we have about 5 banks, Union Planters, Bank Of America, I don&#39;t remember the others. And then we have various businesses, a JC Penny&#39;s, Sam Goody&#39;s, hair cut places, an airport, mini malls. 4 Churches, and a bunch of little motels. And then we have 1 big High School, 3 Elementary schools, 2 kindgergartens and various daycares/preschools.

Little Egypt is a small part of town where we have our parades, and our crash derby&#39;s, Motocross, 4-Wheeler racing, all of that kind of stuff. 1 gas station, a lot of houses, a bank, more houses, and 2 churches.

03-08-2004, 01:39 AM
I think you pretty much covered it all, Mark. :lol:

I myself live in the East End. There are plenty of megastores in the area, and I jsut live on the border of King William Estates. That&#39;s where are the big, rich, and high powered people live. Well, not always so high powered. But you do get to see your share of nice cars down that way. :P

The East End itself is fairly quite, well, it was until the frigging government went and extended the TCH through the area, but fortunatly, my house isn&#39;t located next to it.

If you ever get the chance, or want to take a vacation, come to Newfoundland. We need the money.


03-08-2004, 01:44 AM
My town is a typical suburban town, everything and everyone around here revolves around the Granite City Steel Mill, it&#39;s pretty much all we have to depend on. About 2 years ago, the Steel Mill was about to be shut down by the government, so a few residents from here sought out a company to buy it. My family wouldn&#39;t have been affected, but I know a lot of people that would have. Granite City is a over-river suburb of St. Louis, and most of it&#39;s population are either middle or low class. There&#39;s one high school here, and it&#39;s pretty populated, crowded hallways and low budgets. It&#39;s been getting bigger over the last few years, more people are starting to move here and situate themselves. Not much to go on about...

03-08-2004, 01:46 AM
I live in Hialeah, Florida. It&#39;s small. They had a saying for it. Excuse any misspellings. Aqua fango y factoria. Now there are no factories. The new saying is Aqua fango y boceria. Again, excuse any misspellings. I can&#39;t spell in Spanish.

03-08-2004, 01:51 AM
I live in Oxnard, California, a small town that just celebrated its centennial. Not much goes on around here. The town got its name when a man named Henry T. Oxnard, founder of the old sugar beet factory, wanted to call the town Zachar. (Greek for "Sugar"). Since phones in 1903 were very "staticy", the government official couldn&#39;t understand him. Oxnard got p*ssed off and yelled "Just call it Oxnard&#33;", hence, my town. The greatest thing that happened recently is that they built a Quizno&#39;s less than a mile from my house. :) Right now, Oxnard is the most populated city in Ventura County with 180-something-thousand people as of who knows when. I&#39;ll tell more later.

03-08-2004, 08:22 AM
Alright... This is going to be weird and not make much sense.

I live in a place called Pine Rivers. It&#39;s just a heap of different suburbs on the north side of Brisbane (Queensland, Australia). It&#39;s basically got a heap of schools, shops (or malls :P ), and just sports ground and typical stuff that you don&#39;t see in big cities very much. Most of it seems like we live out in the bush (well, the part where I live is) but it’s got all those stupid places with houses that are so close together that if you stick your arm out the window you are touching your neighbours house. It’s really boring around here. There is a lot of trees here. The end.

I can talk a little about Brisbane if anyone wants to know the basic stuff.

03-08-2004, 01:16 PM
I live in Chesterfield, MO, and the place is a rich upper class snobby shithole :D

03-08-2004, 04:33 PM
I live in Bradenton, FL. Very boring place indeed.. There&#39;s not too many events. In Orlando we have the biggest McDonalds in the world. But I never go there lol. We also have Disney World which is cool. It&#39;s not in Bradenton, but it is in the state. Bradenton is right next to Sarasota, it&#39;s full of snobs where I live. Everyone just cares about themselves usually. I live in like the woods. No, not the woods.. I just live in like, a small area. Full of a pack of people that have children like 2 days a week hahaha. I&#39;d wanna switch with you Keaton&#33; I still do, the offers still available you know. :lol:

03-08-2004, 06:17 PM
i live in Bath, Uk, which is technically a city but does that count?
anyway, it&#39;s all Georgian and touristy and stuff and you get people taking pictures of your front door. (really)
there is a mental asylum opposite us (i&#39;m not kidding)
and loads of churches and stuff.
all of the cinemas have been closed so i am totally cut off from films
there are loads of clubs though :D

03-08-2004, 07:54 PM
I live in Alton in Hampshire =/.. it is frankly crap. Our town is full of old people and old peoples homes but also full of teens.. There are literally 5 old people homes, 4 churches, 6 chippies, 10 kebab chops, 10000 oxfams and every bank under the sun. What is the point in having every bank when there is nothing to buy?

03-08-2004, 09:43 PM
Originally posted by Todd@Mar 8 2004, 01:16 PM
I live in Chesterfield, MO, and the place is a rich upper class snobby shithole :D
I hate you people, I used to have an uncle that lived there. :angry:

J/K, of course. I&#39;m familiar with Chesterfield though.

03-08-2004, 10:36 PM
I live in Danville, Virginia, about twenty minutes from the border of North Carolina. My town is rather boring. I live on the outskirts of it, though, so I go to a county school, of which there are four. I live in the biggest county in Virginia. My town revolves basically around the textile mill, where my father is a manager. Everyone in this town has at least one person in their family who works there.

I think the city (if you can call it that) was founded in the 1800s, maybe the late 1700s. A river splits in half. During the Civil War, my town was the last capital of the Confederacy.

There is nothing to do here. The only places to go are the mall, which sucks, and the Super Wal-Mart. To do any decent shopping, you have to travel at least an hour in either direction.

But, to tell the truth, I like living where I live. I wouldn&#39;t want to live in a big city, and I think this town is kind of laid back. All in all, it&#39;s a nice place. I live in the country, and it&#39;s nice and quiet, and somewhat secluded.

03-08-2004, 10:54 PM
I live in Pittsfield Massachusettes (US). Up here in the summer we love to play soccer, almost everyone of us. In the fall we just hang around out side in the beautiful weather. In the winter some of us swim on our team, and we ski, snowboard & snowblade. In the spring we have a lot of homework so.. we do that.. but its great up here. The moutains up here are awesome, exspecially in the fall.
http://www.griffinmuseum.org/photos/berkshires.jpg Thats what a lot of Pittsfield looks like on the weekend of my brithday, the 1st weekend of October. http://www.aminews.com/cams/MA/193/9378_large.jpgThats Jiminy Peak. Thats where we ski. Pittsfield was one of the most populated towns in MA a few years ago. But now that GE & General Dynamics lay-off people, the population has recently declined. I love it up here.. or down here whatever you consider it. Its truely a place to visit. Most of the time we Pittsfieldians complain about it because its lame to us, but its truely spectacular.

03-08-2004, 10:57 PM
Also, an over-view of Pittsfield > http://www.bay13.de/pics/desktop/morepictu...-Pittsfield.jpg (http://www.bay13.de/pics/desktop/morepictures/JLM-US_from_above_Massachusettes-Pittsfield.jpg) Sorry asbout the size, but I couldn&#39;t resist.

03-08-2004, 10:58 PM
Please don&#39;t stretch the forums or double post. :)

03-09-2004, 02:11 AM
I live in a little town called Saint-Émile, a 12 000 people city less than 15 mins away (in car) from the bigger city of Québec (600 000).

We are the 7th youngest city in Canada in proportion of less than 18/more than 18 so it&#39;s pretty cool, lots of people to hang with, lots of facilities for us, I like it :D . And we&#39;ve got pretty much anything we need less than 5 mins away in car...

03-09-2004, 01:19 PM
I live in Maassluis&#33; (w00t) Yes, send me the love letters :P My town has only 30.000 people so people talk about each other :whistle: Its 20 km from Rotterdam, 30 minute drive i think :whistle: So, girls..

come and get me :P

03-09-2004, 04:50 PM
Also, an over-view of Pittsfield > http://www.bay13.de/pics/desktop/morepictu...-Pittsfield.jpg Sorry asbout the size, but I couldn&#39;t resist.
i adore pittsfield.. its so beautiful.
i live in vienna. in austria. its a nice city. you get like little freaking castles every now and then while driving through it... yeah it has good underground trains thingies. mhhm. austria is ok too. you get many mountain and a lot of little stupid hounting castles... like youre on the highway and you just see them popping up every 15 minutes.
its ok here.

Phantom Duck
03-09-2004, 07:37 PM
I live in Athens, no introductions needed, i believe :lol:

You&#39;re welcome to come over to my place during the olympics at any time :P

03-09-2004, 07:54 PM
Though I don&#39;t live there anymore, my hohetown is Prague. If you want to know more about it, go watch some Linkin Park videos. :D

The town where I live now is all f*cked up and I hate it.

03-09-2004, 08:12 PM
i live in turnhout .... uuh and i don&#39;t know what to say about my town ... it has 40.000 people it&#39;s almost in holland ... if you drive like 30 minutes you&#39;ll be in holland. And it&#39;s close to Antwerp ...

03-09-2004, 09:11 PM
I live in a suburb east of St. Paul, Minnesota. It&#39;s the upscale suburb, but I live on the wrong side of the interstate, commonly known as the "ghetto". Not even close. Suburbia, USA, population 50,000.

Hmmm...interesting stuff about my town. There&#39;s nothing to do here. We have an ice-cream store (I work there&#33;), a few coffee shops, and a crap movie theater. The high school is awful.

That pretty much sums it up.

03-09-2004, 09:24 PM
I would win prize for most strange place to live, couse probably you have no idea where it is :)

Anyway, I live in Bratislava, the capital of the Slovak Republic. The first record of the town of "Bratislava" is from 907. In the 10th century, the Bratislava Castle became the King&#39;s residence and the border of newly established Hungarian Empire. After 1536 Bratislava became the seat of the Imperial Council and the site for coronations for next 300 years. 11 kings and 8 queens were crowned in St Martin&#39;s Cathedral.
When Worls War II ended, Bratislava underwent political, economic, and social boom. New blocks were built, industry way modernized, and a school system was developed.
Today Bratislava, the youngest capital in Europe, flanking both sides of Danube is the biggest town in Slovakia with 500 000 inhabitants (small country = small capital) and the seat of Slovakias political, social, and cultural authorities. Here is e.g. The National Theatre, Slovak National Museum, Slovak National Gallery etc. University education is also an old tradition in Bratislava.
Lots of stores, malls, restaurants, theatres, cinemas... The biggest megastores are Aupark, Polus City Center and Avion Shopping Park.
I live on right side of Danube river in part of Bratislava, called Petrzalka. Its character isn&#39;t very good but I live in qiet area with lots of trees and parks.
My spare time I use to spend in Aupark (mostly in its cinemas) and pubs or just walks through downtown.

03-10-2004, 05:02 AM
Boring towns seem to be pretty common around here... :mellow:

03-10-2004, 06:25 AM
Originally posted by Samantha@Mar 9 2004, 11:24 PM
... you have no idea where it is :)
eh... ;) I actually DO have an idea... :lol:

03-10-2004, 06:57 AM
Most of the teen "hangouts" in my town are the "Imo&#39;s Lot", of course the football field, and the car wash where all the street racers hang out to show off their cars. The Imo&#39;s Lot is basically a minimall next to the high school where all the teenagers hangout. Every once in awhile I go over to the computer LAN center over there and spend a night there gaming. There&#39;s a lot of parties and such that happen around here but I never go to them.

03-10-2004, 01:17 PM
i live in perth australia.
i live in the suburbs, about 20 mins away from the city centre, there not really much to do here. i mostly go to the movies at the shops (mall), or go hang around in the city. perth is a boring place to live cause were on the opposite side of the country to all the other capital cities, so most of the time when musicians tour the country they dont come here. and all the good stuff happens in the eastern states.

oh theres also a theme park like down the road but its pretty small and has crap rides. (there not really that bad but ive been tons so theyre just boring now.) and they keep raising there prices so its not worth going any more. my highschool is about 5 mins away by car. the primary (elementary) school is down the road.

thats really all thats to say about where i live.

03-10-2004, 04:22 PM
Originally posted by Hana+Mar 10 2004, 06:25 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Hana @ Mar 10 2004, 06:25 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin--Samantha@Mar 9 2004, 11:24 PM
... you have no idea where it is :)
eh... ;) I actually DO have an idea... :lol: [/b][/quote]
i know where it is as well. ive never been there though. :shifty:

03-10-2004, 07:42 PM
Originally posted by ass_kicker+Mar 10 2004, 05:22 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (ass_kicker @ Mar 10 2004, 05:22 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by -Hana@Mar 10 2004, 06:25 AM
<!--QuoteBegin--Samantha@Mar 9 2004, 11:24 PM
... you have no idea where it is :)
eh... ;) I actually DO have an idea... :lol:
i know where it is as well. ive never been there though. :shifty:[/b][/quote]
my Europeans understand me :)

ass_kicker: I&#39;ve been in Vienna few times. It&#39;s beautiful city ^_^