Hi, I was just wondering where in the world HubPages users live.
Mostly in the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, India? Let's see if we can find out. Although not very scientific (in fact, not at all!) I thought it might be an interesting thread.
Me? I'm from the great city of Liverpool in the United Kingdom and my one interesting fact about Liverpool is that it is the current 'European City of Culture' for 2008 (ok, there are loads of interesting facts - thinks..... maybe I should change the thread to 5, 10 or 20 interesting facts!)
Looking forward to hearing where you all come from and learning something about where you live.
Well I am from New York. It is known as the trade centre in the world.
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My family and I live outside of Houston Texas in a little city full of oil refineries, and the a home to the "Gulf Disaster Starters" BP ... Its kind of scary living here due to the fact that we are so close to all these plants that could blow up at anytime, and often hear the warning sirens to go inside from the nearby plants just as a safety precaution as well as a "drill" sometimes. I am about 5 minutes away from a beach here, or I can drive to Galveston if I want.
Southwest Iowa: Home of the Great Flood of 1993, Home of the Loess Hills which geology is shared by only one place on Earth - China. Other than that, not much else.
I am from India( Jalandhar in North India) These days I am in Melbourne on Business Visa. Really enjoying my trip.
I live in Toronto, Canada. A few of my hubs will give you some ideas of Toronto with many photos.
Here is a new one on the scenic beaches along Lake Ontario in Toronto: http://hubpages.com/hub/Photo-Guide-to-Toronto-Beaches
I hope you will enjoy.
Born and raised in Motown and currently living in the mountains of S. Oregon. We're surrounded by volcanoes and the earthquake faults are reminiscent of shattered glass.
I come from Oxford in the Uk ,great place. One fact about oxford is it most likely has the best university in the UK.
I think this offers the best answers about me, the Relâche Hub
I make So. CAL my humble abode. We are famous for sunshine, beaches, Disneyland, Hollywood, crowded freeways, and, oh yes, earthquakes, fires, and mudslides.
I live just a few miles away from Point Pelee which is in Ontario Canada. It's the most southern
point equal in latitude to the northern border of California. Compared to the rest of Canada our winters here are a lot milder with less snow etc. but momentarily we're still in the deep freeze.
I live in Central Oregon, USA. Bend, to be precise. A former, sleepy resort town (great skiing and summering - you can count on sunny weather), in the past 15 years, a huge influx of residents have come here from California, Arizona, and Washington - among other states - driving up housing costs and making it one of the fastest growing small cities in the country.
Its still a beautiful, cool place to live. Can't beat a 5 minute commute. I ride my bike when the snow doesn't cover the streets. Then its a 20 minute commute. :-)
Cote D'Azur, France - Lovely beaches, sunshine, clear blue water and too many scooters - I spent Sunday Afternoon playing boules in the sun with some friends.
Lovely place from the photos I've seen and the freedom to go skyclad.
I am originally from Lisburn, Northern Ireland. Great fact only city I know currently without a hotel (was a few blown up in the troubles but before my time).
Now living in Loughborough, one of the best places for sport in the UK.
I'm from New Jersey, USA. I'm about 15-20 minutes away from New York City, I have a diner within 5 minutes of every direction, the beach is an hour away in one direction, the woods is an hour away in the other direction and we get every type of weather.
I forgot to mention an interesting fact about where I live...
It has me residing here.
I'm living in Oakland, California - it's often perceived as the crime-ridden sister city to SF, but honestly it feels safer (and downright sleepy) compared to SF. It's also stunningly beautiful on Lake Merritt (where I live) and much cheaper and warmer (!) to live in compared to SF.
Interesting fact: Along with Long Beach (near L.A.), Oakland is the most ethnically diverse city in the U.S. and 150 languages are spoken here.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA... Couple interesting facts.. We have Summerfest! According to the Guinness Book of World Records it's the world’s largest music festival. 11 Days... somewhere in the neighborhood of 12 stages.. Big variety of music.. small to big bands.
Home of Harley-Davidson and.. and we have a rich brewing history..
I'm freezing here in Connecticut, in a lovely New England town where everyone looks like they just stepped out of a L.L. Bean catalog (except me). The antique capital of the U.S. I think. Not all that interesting, but very pretty. We're about an hour from NY, where most of our extended family still lives.
I dream of New Mexico, Arizona or Southern California (Doghouse, I'm so jealous)!
What a nice idea. I'm enjoying reading this
I live about two hours south of New York City and an hour North of Philadelphia in a small town on the New Jersey/Pennsylvania border--It's filled with lovely Victorian architecture, good restaurants and antique shops and really nice people(about 3,000 of them). It has the look and feel of an old fashioned American town. I hubbed about it recently--there are some pictures if you want to go have a look
http://hubpages.com/_hyxqmr7fds6j/hub/A … wn-America
I am from Minnesota but I live in Montana.
Missoula, Montana, which is one of the biggest cities in the state, has only one escalator. It's in Herberger's.
Minnesota's slogan is "Land of Ten Thousand Lakes." It's an exaggeration. An UNDER-exaggeration. There are actually far more than ten thousand.
Amy Jane- It was in the high 70's today, clear and beautiful.
Peter, so yes, the backyard is the place to be, by the pool. Isn't that where all "Doghouses" are?
Hi, I live in a small town in Ohio. Ohio, home of Cedar Point, a fantastic amuzement park ! We have very cold and snowy Winters, green flowery, rainy Springs, Hot, humid wonderful Summers, And my favorite, Red, orange colorful Autumns.
Peter- I wouldn't dare try. I also have a love for Texas, my son spent two years there. I understand that I would never be able to "mess with Texas!" lol
I live in Tacoma, Washington, Puget Sound, Pacific Northwest, West Coast, United States of America, North America, Western Hemisphere, Plantet Earth. On clear days, which at this time of year aren't many, I get a fabulous view of Mt. Rainier standing at 14, 410 feet in elevation with its year round snowy peak. Seattle is only a half hour's drive to the north on the freeway.
I live in Kentucky, USA, Most famous for horses,and Bluegrass, tobacco is biggest industry, although I think that is declining. Kentucky Derby is held in Louisville every May. And despite popular belief we do wear shoes, and we don't inbreed, lol.
I was born in Newport Wales, lived in New Zealand , at the moment we are stopped in Morawa Western Australia doing some work before we carry on along the coastline up around the top of Australia!
sorry - the interesting fact about Morawa is that very soon we get surrounded by wildflowers that look stunning !
I'm from the land of fruits and nuts and social trend-setting.
In my particular area we suffer from unrelenting sunshine 10 months out of the year.
I am from Norwich in the East of England.....
We have two cathedrals.... a Church of England one (protestant)...
And a catholic one....
As well as a castle....
And a shop which sells nothing but Colmans Mustard!
York Pennsylvania, USA. Cold winters, hot summers and fantastical spring and fall weather.
As to the OP I think one of our quirkiest beliefs is that if you do not eat pork and sauerkraut an New Years Day that you will have a bad year. (probably our German heritage or some really great marketing manager is responsible for that one.)
what a nice thread.
beautiful pics, ryankett.
I live in sunny Florida, Tampa Bay area. I wrote about it here, http://hubpages.com/hub/Tampa-Bay-Metro … pstone-Hub
I live 7 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, it's beautiful here.
Wooster, OH, USA. Original home of Rubbermaid, Wooster Brush, Wooster College, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC),Gerstanslagers, and Smuckers is not far as well as Lehman Bros. Hardware. Used to be the home of Johnny Appleseed, now home of the most colorful character in Wayne County.
I'm from Bull Bay, Jamaica.
We've just come out of a State of Emergency.
Police scraped up 4k people since May.
Charged a whopping 16 up to this morning.
I'm from a medium-sized town in Connecticut. About the only interesting factoids are that George Washington passed through town twice--once in 1775 and again in 1789--and Moses Y. Beach, the founder of the Associated Press, was born here.
I'm from Mad Town USA. An interesting fact: Wikipedia has a page detailing State Street, our popular pedestrian mall which has the highest concentration of bars & restaurants in the city and which host the annual Freakfest. (I'm trying to find the length of State Street - it's only about 3000-3500 feet long, or 7 blocks)
Okay, online maps route me around State Street (since driving isn't permitted) but I'm pretty sure it's only about 1 mile long with 40-60 different restaurants and just about as many bars if not more.
State Street during Freakfest:
I am from a place far, far away..."Na,Nu...Na,Nu!"
But then I arrived in Houston...
I live in Lawrence, Kansas. A few miles outside of town is the famous Stull Cemetery, where Satan is alleged to appear at the witching hour each Halloween. Also right outside of town is Black Jack Battlefield, where the first armed conflict over the right to own slaves was fought. It is considered by many to be the actual beginnings of the Civil War.
What a good thread - I love random facts like these.
The village of Pellanas, a couple of miles away from here, was the birthplace of Beautiful Helen of Troy.
It may also have been the capital of Lakedaimon and site of the palace of Menelaos.
http://pellana.abalinx.com/pellana/blog … -evidence/
I live halfway between Brighton and Worthing on the south coast of England. John Pell was born in 1610 in a house close to where I live, and he was the inventor of the division sign in mathematics.
Born and raised here in New Jersey, USA in a slightly over one mile square town. My school, Harold G. Hoffman was named after one of our governors, who I learned was a crook! Why they named my school after him is not clear, and I'll never know. (not proud of this fact, just so ya know)
I hail from the countryside and the swamps of Georgia. Not many folks live close by. Wonderful, especially the abundance of wildlife to encounter and photograph! The fishing and hunting is superior here also!
I live in the countryside of Western NY State. There are many wonderful things to do here if you are an outdoor lover. We have many gold courses, bike trails and hiking trails, some of the best fishing around and winter is a paradise for skiing, snowmobiles and ice fishing.
The town I live in was named for a Missouri senator. 2,550 people live here. The next town over is the dairy capitol of the state. The closest actual City.
I live a couple of towns away from Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts (known, mostly, for their place in America's history). The town I live in isn't known for anything special. It's a nice-enough, fresh-airy, suburb developed mostly after the 1960's. I'm not far from Boston. I kind of like this video of Boston:
I am from a city that is in two states, the state line running right down the middle.
I reside in a place that boasts 27 million residents in a collective 5 boroughs.
It takes literally an hour to go 3 miles by train, else express is 30 minutes. Monthly, 500,000 people visit; 25,000 people move to and 10,000 move from. You can get coffee or a four course meal at midnight, walk around the block (a five minute walk) to watch a movie, see a street fight, buy a pack of gum even or stroll across the bridges, where green water silently flows past, on your way to the all night dry cleaners to pick up a shirt for tomorrows business meeting with Donald Trump.
Legally named: New Amsterdam but titled: New York City
Southern India-We have a mixture of cultures and very helpful people.
Another Californian here, now living in the Mother Lode Country near a town that began in the California Gold Rush of 1849. I can be in Yosemite National Park in less than a hour.
by Mary Wickison 10 years ago
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