tallboone wrote:Alright, as a Bruin, let me clarify a few things. Westwood is not a college town. Westwood is part of Los Angeles, tucked roughly in between Santa Monica to the west, Culver City to the south and Beverly Hills/Bell Air to the north and east. It is a neighborhood, nothing more. You will need a car to successfully get out of the small Westwood neighborhood. I love UCLA and Westwood is great, but is certainly not a little college town like Ann Arbor. It's more comparable to Hyde Park in Chicago in it's relation to the rest of the city.
Alright. Point taken: Westwood is a neighborhood (though a pretty big one and probably more like a district), not a town. But, let me clarify a couple of things: As Ann Arbor, Michigan and Hyde Park, Chicago are my two hometowns, I must re-characterize your characterizations of these two unique places.
Don't let the fact that it is in Michigan fool you. Ann Arbor is a mid-size full blown city, home to Google, Pfizer, Domino's Pizza Corporation, and the world's largest stadium (seats 115,000 people). YES Michigan's stadium is bigger than your Rose Bowl, and our team has played more "Rose Bowls" in your own stadium than your team has!
Ann Arbor's population is also roughly 100,000 people, or 150,000 people including the University of Michigan. The City of Ann Arbor is a lot bigger than the university that houses it.
Hyde Park on the other hand, is a neighborhood in the truest sense. It is four blocks by four blocks. That's it. The University of Chicago is built in the Oxford-Cambridge style, so it is extremely compact and only takes up about 90 acres or so. It is desolate, cold, and absolutely NOTHING like Westwood. It's more like hogwarts lol. Wow, I cannot state that point enough. Observe:
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Point of all this: Westwood is probably somewhere right in the middle of a "town" and a "neighborhood". It's, well probably more like a district. But it is not comparable at all to Ann Arbor or Hyde Park. Compared to these unique places, it's more like, well, a separate entity within a large city, but not like Hyde Park..