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Not a nice place to live - 8/24/2009
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NRock
Janesville, WI

Janesville is not diverse. They are also not welcoming and open to those of other culture, education and income levels. This is a very close minded city. I would not want my child to attend school here. They people and schools of this city are not open to the views and cultures of the world around them. Parts of this city are racist and discriminatory. The poverty levels are very apparent through out the entire city. Also, being from the city, I do not appreciate the farm smells you experience from the surrounding town's farms. The only benefit that comes of all of this is that the housings costs are low.

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jane

re: Not a nice place to live - 8/24/2009 - 12/6/2009
I realy not quite sure what rock you just crawled out from under, but Janesville has just gone through a very hard economic crunch (with the closing of many businesses: General Motors, Lear, Gilman, and many others) that will take the city a while to recover from. Yes, the housing costs are cheap! As for culture and diversity, no one has ever claimed that it has been overly diverse. What Janesville does provie is a safer enviroment than most cities, where murder and mayhem out number the amount of crimes compared to what is seen here in Janesville. Public schools provide a very good education and a chance at a good future. If diversity is the only thing that is important, then by all means move to Madison, Milwaukee, or Chicago. I am sure you will find all the diversity and culture you can handle along with a few extra not so nice things thrown in for free.


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jen

re: Not a nice place to live - 8/24/2009 - 11/25/2010
Janesville is the worst place i have ever lived before in my life jane you are a prime example of just how un diverse this place is maybe GM left because you guys don't have enough diversity and culture cause you are not nice to outsiders, and you sure are prejudice, you only pretend to be nice to strangers to check them out, I am sad for janesville because your town is just withering away and drying up no one can invest in janesville cause y'all just too darn prejudice. This ain't Beverly hills you know, cause even the people in Beverly Hills california are nicer than you and they have more.


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pamela
Milton, WI

Moving to Janesville, WI. - 4/21/2012

Janesville WI. was a great place in the 70's. However it has become one of the most depressing, ugly places. The people are snobs and think there better than everybody else. The woman & men are overweight and have no fashion sense. There are no jobs unless you know somebody. The laws are very laid back as far as drunk-driving. There's a bar on every corner and absolutley nothing to do. However if you got kids and you like welfare you'll get it in Janesville the welfare system is very giving. Janesville is one of the worst places to relocate or move too. The only reason some people stay here is they are creatures of habit.

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Theresa
Janesville, WI

Consider Janesville - 8/4/2011

What I love about where I live: affordable housing; great school district; good proximity to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago; fantastic civic-mindedness of community members; the gorgeous landscape in Southern Wisconsin that reminds me of the Burgandy region in France. What I wish could be improved about where I live: more cultural diversity; better employment prospects.

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jen
Janesville, WI

I really hate janesville - 11/25/2010

there is no diversity, people treat you like crap if you are not from here and another race. people are very jealous if you are a woman of a different nationality. everybody is fat. they have a attitude that they are better they are fake they only are nice to you if you are a stranger just to see how you are. then they will lie on you i do not recommend living here for no one it is no diversity and they say they are not prejudice but if you are a minority they are ready to run you out of town. I can't wait to leave this trumans world place. no culture to it. no one would want to invest in it cause the people are hateful including the ones who say that they go to church i am done with this place and so sorry i moved here to many prejudice viewpoints of minorities could be why GM left.

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NRock
Janesville, WI

Not a nice place to live - 8/24/2009

Janesville is not diverse. They are also not welcoming and open to those of other culture, education and income levels. This is a very close minded city. I would not want my child to attend school here. They people and schools of this city are not open to the views and cultures of the world around them. Parts of this city are racist and discriminatory. The poverty levels are very apparent through out the entire city. Also, being from the city, I do not appreciate the farm smells you experience from the surrounding town's farms. The only benefit that comes of all of this is that the housings costs are low.

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NRock
Janesville, WI

Not a nice place to live. - 8/24/2009

The people here are not very friendly. There is very little diversity. This is not somewhere I want my children to attend school. The schools are very segregated and close minded to culture and the world around them. The poverty levels are extremely high for such a small city, especially being so near Madison. There is not much openess in the community for those who are not from the area, have money or white. Now that I have started a family, I would like to move somewhere with more value and culture.

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Moore
Janesville, WI

Great City - 4/7/2009

Janesville has great schools, low crime, and it's near Madison, Rockford, Chicago, and Milwaukee (less than 1 1/2 hours). The weather is cruel, but the friendly people make up for it.

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Paul
Janesville, WI

Janesville - 2/11/2008

Pretty cold and snowy winters.

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Liz
Janesville, WI

City of Parks - 11/13/2007

I'm proud to live in what they call the city of parks. The variety is good for both me and my son.

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