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Average Ratings:
Artisticness: 4.0    Calmness: 4.5    Helpfulness: 5.0   
Intellectualness: 3.5    Neatness: 3.0    Outgoingness: 3.5   
Average Resident Personality Test Scores:
Artisticness: 2.95    Calmness: 3.00    Helpfulness: 2.87   
Intellectualness: 3.06    Neatness: 3.31    Outgoingness: 3.18   


Name: Michael | Age: 21 | Gender: Male | ZIP: 36 | Resident for: more than 10 years | Added on: 2006-10-25
Artisticness: 4   Calmness: 4   Helpfulness: 5   Intelligence: 3   Neatness: 2   Outgoingness: 5   
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What do you like about Belfast? Belfast's a really relaxed city, with its own sense of humour. English people over on business etc don' understand the humour and can get easily offended, but the locals don't care, they're too busy having a great time.

What do you dislike about Belfast? The international reputation as being dangerous due to the terrorist campaign seemed to be a stalwart for development. It restricted multinational companies investing there, and also it restricted peoples expectations of the city. So for 30 years during the terrorist campaign it didn't grow, making unemployment one of the highest in the UK.

What are your favorite parts of the city to live and/or hang out in? The city centre is gorgeous, and right next to the coast. I love the city hall, overlooking the main shopping street, buzzing with people who now have large disposable incomes to actually spend money of items they don't need.

How expensive is it? Average UK city, so not cheap. Much cheaper than Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. Property prices are lower than most of england.

Is it safe? UN report showed Belfast to be the safest city in the world (Although, this excellent result would likely be slightly distorted as many crimes aren't reported to police, ie if one of the terrorist groups were involved) But still, it's very safe to live in.

How is the weather? Cold, wet, damp, grey.

Additional thoughts? One of the most fun, lively, relaxed cities in the world. Reminds me of Ljubllana in Slovenia.

Name: Charlotte | Age: 18 | Gender: Female | ZIP: | Resident for: more than 10 years | Added on: 2011-10-03
Artisticness: 4   Calmness: 5   Helpfulness: 5   Intelligence: 4   Neatness: 4   Outgoingness: 2   
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What do you like about Belfast? It's big enough to be enjoyable, but small enough so that you don't feel encapsuled, such as with London. It's artistic reputation, particularly in music, is fast growing, and it's a relaxed, young city.
What do you dislike about Belfast? Sometimes it can feel rather restricted, in that people of my generation are expected to move away to find "better things," when many are happy staying here.
What are your favorite parts of the city to live and/or hang out in? The student quarter near QUB.
How expensive is it? Comparatively, not very. Even in the city centre prices don't tend to be too extorionate.
Is it safe? Yes, very, you could walk along with your handbag open or alone in the dark and not be too worried.
How is the weather? Crap, to be blunt.
Additional thoughts? Having been to hundreds of cities around the world, I'm glad I grew up here.