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Artisticness: 3.0    Calmness: 3.0    Helpfulness: 2.5   
Intellectualness: 3.5    Neatness: 4.0    Outgoingness: 2.0   
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Name: The ShanMonster | Age: 34 | Gender: Female | ZIP: 90210 | Resident for: more than 10 years | Added on: 2005-08-18
Artisticness: 3   Calmness: 4   Helpfulness: 3   Intelligence: 3   Neatness: 5   Outgoingness: 2   
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What do you like about Fredericton? It\\\\\\\'s a beautiful and clean city with lots of flora and fauna.
What do you dislike about Fredericton? It\\\\\\\'s very conservative and cliquey.
What are your favorite parts of the city to live and/or hang out in? I prefer living downtown. I hang out at the university or at Odell Park, or go kayaking on the St. John River.
How expensive is it? It\\\\\\\'s probably the most expensive city to live in in NB.
Is it safe? As houses....
How is the weather? Very hot and muggy in the summer, and very cold in the winter. Can range from 40 above to 40 below.
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Name: | Age: 34 | Gender: Female | ZIP: 90211 | Resident for: more than 10 years | Added on: 2005-09-08
Artisticness: 3   Calmness: 2   Helpfulness: 2   Intelligence: 4   Neatness: 3   Outgoingness: 2   
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It's a two university town with lots of bars and a very rowdy late night atmosphere on weekends (sometimes and ambulance parks downtown across from one of the major bars). There's a lot of snobbiness here, mostly trickling down from the upper middle class property owners, the women of said group often speaking in awkward fake British accents.

For a two university town, it's actually quite a conservative place with many of its residents hailing from the surrounding villages and rural areas of New Brunwick. If you were to stand on a street corner to poll people for a day, you'd find that most of them are caucasian, Christian, English-speaking and against gay marriage (our current mayor, Brad Woodside, is a former radio host who has spoken out publicly against public displays of homosexuality, refusing to proclaim gay pride week in the city and making national news because of it, then getting re-elected a few years later).

The city offers many galleries and is home to a craft school (as well as the two universities -- UNB and STU). Although there are plenty of pubs offering live music, that music is often limited to Maritime music or Top 40 covers. There *is* a small thriving indie/punk scene and an annual jazz and blues festival where you're just as likely to hear every other music genre available (fusion, funk, punk-ska, folk, etc.) crowding out the old-time jazz and blues artists and aside from a couple of free shows, the events in the festival are incredibly expensive for your average working joe to attend.

Speaking of your average joe... The city is civil servant central for the province of New Brunswick. The working poor either work retail / fast-food or flock to the government-subsidized (and even more stressful) call centres which flourish here because of the cheap labour (i.e. low minimum wage). Decent housing is impossible to afford within city limits unless you're a middle class two-income couple. Rents are even higher than mortgages and Fredericton has some of the highest rental rates in all of Atlantic Canada, with many of the once-beautiful downtown houses converted into tiny ill-kept overpriced apartments by slum/absentee landlords who buy the old houses up cheap in disrepair, slap a bit of paint on the walls and take advantage of students with access to Daddy's bank accounts and milk the working poor of every cent they can't spare. The rental market is also very pet-unfriendly (i.e. no pets allowed).

Fredericton has a beautiful park (Odell Park) and a wonderful walking trail (stay off of it at night -- there have been many muggings). The Film Co-op has a great weekly summer-long outdoor classic film series that is free of charge. There are great restaurants that come and go -- the standard pub fare that many of the popular bars offer seems to be what's needed to keep most places in business.