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Billerica, MA


Quick Note - 2/11/2009
Having lived in 3rd world countries down in South America I can honestly say that the entire area is headed in the same direction. Congestion is increasing, traffic is getting worse (by the month), the roads are deteriorating, small businesses are going under and the all important quality of life is definitely on the downslide.

What were once small, quiet, suburban towns 10-15 years ago, are rapidly being transformed into "mico-cities" thanks to the legal (and illegal) immigration policies of our American-Israeli government.

They say one of the ways to tell whether or not a country is 1st, 2nd or 3rd world is the driving. First world countries usually have smarter, more courteous and SLOWER drivers whereas 3rd world countries are faster and more aggressive. Well, Massachusetts has always had arrogant drivers, but over the past several years many like myself have noticed that the *pace* of driving has quickened exponentially...almost to the point of insanity. It's not uncommon to see streams of cars traveling 55-60 mph on backroads in a 35mph speed zones. Back in the 80's and early 90's this was a pretty rare occurrence, today it's commonplace.

Billerica, MA


Quick note - 2/11/2009
Having lived in 3rd world countries down in South America I can honestly say that the entire area is headed in the same direction. Overall congestion is increasing, traffic is getting worse by the month, the roads are deteriorating, small businesses are going under and the all important quality of life is definitely on the downslide.

What were once small, quiet suburban towns 10-15 years ago are rapidly being transformed into "mico-cities" thanks to the legal (and illegal) immigration policies of our American-Israeli government.

They say one of the ways to tell whether or not a country is 1st, 2nd or 3rd world is to watch the driving. First world countries usually have smarter, more courteous and SLOWER drivers whereas 3rd world countries are faster and more aggressive. Well, Massachusetts has always had arrogant drivers, but over the past several years many like myself have noticed that the *pace* of driving has quickened exponentially...almost to the point of insanity. It's not uncommon to see streams of cars traveling 55-60 mph on a "backroad" in a 35mph speed zone. Back in the 80's and early 90's this was a pretty rare occurrence, today it's almost commonplace.

Andover, MA


Andover - 5/22/2008
Lived in the area most my life and while the town is unquestionably beautiful, there's a certain air of elitism (read: white entitlement...especially among the youth) permeating Andover that has given it a bad rap over the years. Upscale but not enough to warrant the arrogant attitude exhibited the people on a regular basis.

Lowell, MA


Changing - 12/17/2007
Many parts of Middlesex county have become incredibly congested and overcrowded in recent years due to immigration. Some white flight taking place in Lowell, though caucasians have been close to the official minority for some time. The speed at which the whole area is changing is nothing short of amazing and quality of life overall has depreciated noticeably.

Boulder, CO


Would have been great 15-20 years ago - 7/12/2007
Spoke with residents who have been here for a while and many agree that the city's gone downhill over the years..

Very congested, poorly designed (4 lane "mini highway" cuts right through the university, elitist mentality (when compared with the more blue collar Colorado Springs for example)
Personally, it's just too close to Denver for my liking but the city does sit right at the entranceway to the Rocky Mountains, so if you're a ski freak, there's definitely an upside to living here.


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