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Old Posted Jan 27, 2021, 9:19 PM
Omaharocks Omaharocks is offline
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That's cool, thanks for the info. I'm not familiar with Chicago to really understand the population dynamics there, but I certainly figured that it's NOT like smaller rustbelt cities, just mega times their size -- I didn't mean to suggest that at all... Only that it has that real generational heft to it, with the problems of smaller rustbelt cities of the region present, but very far from dominant. It's constantly getting new blood in the door, as a major global magnet.

From your a-b-c description, sounds very similar to my experience, except swapping Chicago with NYC/Philly.
Yes, I think as Steely mentioned, Chicago has a good balance of somewhere between generational stability and transience.

But I would say the multi-generational aspect definitely has major downsides. My wife's family is all from Milwaukee. I love so much about that city, but it's an example of a midwestern city that does need more fresh blood.

We very well might end up back there one day, but for those that aren't from there or have "married into Milwaukee" as I have, the provincialism, binge-drinking, and local-sports fanaticism can be a turn off. Otherwise, it's great!
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