Living in a touristy City

When picking a place to live, is it a mistake to go for a city that has a lot of tourism?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes.

    Seethe and cope and mald troony

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    NYC has tons of tourists and it’s a great place to live
    >inb4 le hustle and bustle

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      not only NYC but USA overall is the worst no go country in the world filled with white and color trash.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'll take it over moronic, punkass europeans

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >b-but they’re le punk ass
          What does that even mean? Meaningless criticism. The US is filled with gutter trash people and terrible laws.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            yuros have the same flaws except they're also a bunch of wimpy gaylords

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Prague would be perfect for you, a gay guy offered to suck my dick there

      not necessarily talking about really big cities that are the economic center aswell
      think about a medium city of 200-400k with an old center, so there'll be surrounding areas but mostly one center that will be full of tourists

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >it’s a great place to live
      I don't know how you can unironically say that unless you are filthy rich.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        how the frick does money solve living in nyc? its an overpacked shithole

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Only if you're a poorgay and/or unattractive.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Prague would be perfect for you, a gay guy offered to suck my dick there

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I live in a touristy city in the US. It's okay if you live outside the city center but close enough to where you can get to everything relatively easy. Living in the center of a touristy place gets old, especially when it's peak tourist season. It's healthy to get away from all that chaos and stupidity from time to time.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Depends on your tastes. I mostly lived my life in cities and towns that see a lot of tourists, only had a break for like 3 years. I agree with this. It's nice to have access to infrastructure that tourists have access to btw, especially that in one of the places I lived I got at least 20% off of everything because I lived there and wasn't a tourist. But like... You just don't want to be there during peak times as a sane person. It will immediately make you hate travel and tourism and humans by extension if you accidentally have business in the center during peak times.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Obviously

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    There are exceptions but in general, yeah.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Tourism brings in a lot of cash. It's good for the middle class. It creates a lot of social mobility. There are a lot of hospitality jobs where you'll meet a lot of people. If you don't mind the crowds and you're a social person, I'd say got for it. Prague is a great city.

    The big problem in Prague right now, and a lot of European tourist destinations, is that investors are buying up all of the apartments and turning them into Airbnbs and pricing out the locals. It's great for tourists looking for a cheap Airbnb, but bad for a local looking to buy an apartment in Prague. I think some of these cities should think about restricting people from owning more than 1 rental apartment in a city.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No it doesnt. It weakens an economy and drives out non-tourism industries. It replaces diverse, high income industries with extremely low wage service jobs to cater for tourists, as well as airbnb spam buyouts that raise rent and home property taxes through the roof.

      Mass tourism is a blight.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >When picking a place to live, is it a mistake to go for a city that has a lot of tourism?
    Obviously a matter of personal taste, but I think it depends on the volume of tourists as compared to locals, and on how much of the local economy is 100% tourism-dependent. There are lots of full-service cities that also get a lot of tourists; I have lived in one such city and enjoyed my time there. I and most of my local friends were generally friendly to tourists. We liked the city, appreciated that people came from other parts of the world to check it out, and enjoyed showing it off and offering pointers. But none of us worked in tourism or hospitality, so we didn’t have to interact with tourists all day, every day. We might have been jaded otherwise.

    And most of the city’s life and economy had nothing to do with tourism. Cities with nothing going on but tourism often suffer from inflated prices and worse shopping, dining, and entertainment options, not to mention limited employment opportunities outside of service sector jobs. Oh, and obviously sometimes just with overcrowding. I can imagine having a hard time living in parts of Venice, or Amsterdam, or Florence, among many others, or in a lot of beach or ski resort towns with nothing on offer besides recreation being sold to outsiders.

    But, at least in theory, tourists go to places because those places are in some way nice to spend time in. This can work for locals and visitors.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Depends. Tourists tend to stay in the center, it's always worse in summer and holidays, and the city can be shit to live anyway/

    My experience in Prague so far is that you can avoid tourists by avoiding old town, and the city is pleasant to live in.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Living in Prague rn and basically you normally don’t even have reason to go to the old city and to the touristic clubs/pubs/restaurants so you don really interact with lots of tourists

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Look men, I picked this picture at random didn't even know it was Prague

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I live in Las Vegas. Tourists will treat locals like shit, like we’re part of the show
    >tourist stops me as I try to walk to my college
    “How do I get to the Lucks. Soar.”
    >motherfricker we are 30 minutes from the strip how did you get here
    >give them the wrong directions

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Oh and I forgot. Dating apps are totally unusable for locals because it’s only tourists looking for free sex and no commitment.
      If you’re going to Vegas to frick and go, hire a hooker like everyone else. Don’t hit on me when I’m on fricking Bumble for friends

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >bumble for friends
        kwab

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Okay roastie

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Depends. On the positive, I fricked a lot of tourists. But on the negative, my city is busy as hell and tourists are annoying as shit.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    not for visiting

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on if it's a place that gets a moderate amount of year around tourism or if it gets massive peaks where it's completely flooded.

    I work in a Seaside city in England. During the summer it's packed, walking about is a pain as it's a never ending stream of "couple slowly ambles in front of you, then stops to have a look around" every place for lunch gets filled up every day, the roads are filled with people unfamiliar with the road system who will do random dangerous things because they realise they're about to do into a camera controlled bus lane and panic or need to get across multiple lanes in traffic queued up at lights.

    You will start to hate people in general.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If your wheelhouse is restaurants and hospitality, it's the best place to be.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It depends. Does Your make ends depends on tourism?
    >yes
    Go for it
    >no
    No. A lot of people trying to scam visitors and deluded rich people trying to live in a special place drive costs to the roof

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It depends on the city. Cambridge is full of (mostly Asian) tourists and students, but it's still a great place to live. Perhaps because it is so small.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I lived a street away from the OP pic. It is annoying, yes. Can only really go out for a walk early morning. But walking around early morning empty Prague center everyday was amazing.
    So it can be fine, but I would not suffer it in a less walkable city.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, it sucks. Tourists are the rudest people and will pick fights with you over nothing, steal from you, or damage your stuff on purpose. There’s a reason french and italians hate american tourists.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I live in a small but very touristy town (120k pop). I avoid the city center during the weekends. Too crowded, even if if have a specific thing i need in mind. It's very hard to quickly navigate the crowds. Basically 1/4 of everyone works in catering industry related business in town. I don't think thats particularly healthy for the local economy but wth do i know. The last 15 years or so its been booming business.

    It has its advantages, if you like to go out in general. There's shit to do, pubs to visit, strange folk to meet. I didn't realise this until i visited a friend who lives in a much bigger but non-tourist town. It was completely void of life. However housing prices have completely gotten out of control. The likelihood of me staying here if/when i move is practically zero.

    So i would say. If you're an outgoing person it's worth considering moving to a touristy town. If not just move to a city/village nearby. You can always do daytrips. It requires you to have a decent wage. And probably accept that you still live in a fairly small apartment.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I haven't been to a ton of big time touristy cities around the world. Had a trip to Barcelona just before covid and was struck by how much the locals loathed tourists. Went with my girlfriend, we're both quiet and respectful and people were annoyed as frick anytime we tried to be friendly, ask for directions, etc. Cab drivers were the only cool people in barcelona lol

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I live in Barcelona. I promise you, what you’re saying is plainly untrue.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        he’s probably american. in america everyone has to act like a gummy little smily Black person or they wont get a 5 star. so american equate not being overly joyful with being angry
        as american i had to get used to not being offended by this, and now that ive adapted americans think im an butthole for not smiling and faking that im in a good mood when im not
        on the other hand ive never been to spain

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        So Spaniards love speaking English to tourists? LMAO no.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No. Currently I want to live in Bangkok but if you took away the other people I wouldn't be interested in being here. Not because of muh friends but more for dating. Simple.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you go to work as a wagie then no.

    If you go to work as a wagie to save up so you can borrow and build a business that targets tourists yes.

    If you go with some money saved up and open a business serving tourists then yes.

    Tourists bring a lot of cash and it allows even the biggest plebs to make a really good living if they are smart enough.

    If you intend on just living a quiet life, have a family, normal job and be happy with that lifestyle then you'll have the place.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Usually, your income while working in the tourist industry won't allow you to enjoy what the tourists are able to enjoy. I never eat out in the Colorado tourist town I work summers in, because a simple burger and Coke will run me $20. But because there are so many tourists, we have lots of live music, festivals, and events that make the town a much more fun place to be, versus a town of the same size in the Nebraska farm country. And some towns attract flocks of pretty young girls, who often have eyes out for local guys. Other tourist towns attract primarily boomers and families with small children...bleh.

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