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    Moline for work

    Hey y'all

    So I just found out last week that I have to opportunity to return to the Mid-west from California. I would just like some first person experience with Moline. Would like a place near a downtown/bars area. Is this possible in Moline or more likely in Bettendorf? I'm 25 and no family.

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    Re: Moline for work

    I'm actually in the process of moving to Davenport, as well. I think there was a thread a little while back about Davenport, which may help you a bit. I'll go searching for it.



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    Re: Moline for work

    This may have been what I'm thinking of: http://cyclonefanatic.com/forum/show...ight=Davenport

    And that doesn't really help much. Sorry!



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    Re: Moline for work

    Quote Originally Posted by no2cyclones View Post
    This may have been what I'm thinking of: http://cyclonefanatic.com/forum/show...ight=Davenport

    And that doesn't really help much. Sorry!
    Ha, I already went through that and only got hungry/ thirsty.



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    Re: Moline for work

    If you want to be near bars but also in a nice area, downtown Moline is definitely the place to be. Lots of low income housing but you can find something at market rate (I'm assuming you want an apartment) if you look hard enough. Enterprise lofts have a few market rate units and are very nice. Also some OK places in downtown Davenport but it can get just a little sketchy.



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    Re: Moline for work

    Quote Originally Posted by QCCyclone View Post
    If you want to be near bars but also in a nice area, downtown Moline is definitely the place to be. Lots of low income housing but you can find something at market rate (I'm assuming you want an apartment) if you look hard enough. Enterprise lofts have a few market rate units and are very nice. Also some OK places in downtown Davenport but it can get just a little sketchy.
    I was looking at the Enterprise lofts. Good area?



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    Re: Moline for work

    Cross the Mississippi on I-74 to see one of the worst bridges in the country. I guess technically two bridges.



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    Re: Moline for work

    Downtown Davenport has more living options, but Moline has a few. Both cities have been doing a lot of renovations downtown in order to bring more people there, and they both seem to finally be realizing that market rate apartments were needed instead of low income! Downtown Bettendorf is literally nothing outside of a casino, and downtown Rock Island is sketchy, moreso than downtown Davenport but with less living options.


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    Re: Moline for work

    Quote Originally Posted by IAMAIRBHG View Post
    I was looking at the Enterprise lofts. Good area?
    Yup, I had a friend that lived there and she really liked it. Close enough to downtown to walk, but far enough to not be too loud. It's right off the I-74 bridge so I'm not sure if the traffic is a huge problem, but I could see it being pretty annoying when there's a concert down the road at the I Wireless Center. Definitely worth checking out.



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    Re: Moline for work

    IDK what type of bars you are looking for. If you just want to chill downtown Moline is where you want to go. If you are looking to grind and bring home randoms Rock Island is where you want to go. Bettendorf really doesn't have a defined downtown, but if you live near 53rd you will have a lot of restaurant options.

    I live in the QC, if you have any questions about anything feel free.



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    Re: Moline for work

    Live on the Iowa side, Illinois is such a busted state it's better to avoid their miserable economic status if you can.

    Your paycheck can thank me later.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CYphyllis View Post
    Live on the Iowa side, Illinois is such a busted state it's better to avoid their miserable economic status if you can.

    Your paycheck can thank me later.
    Iowa has a sliding scale, you will probably pay more taxes in Iowa. The property taxes in Iowa are less, but he is looking to rent.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    Cross the Mississippi on I-74 to see one of the worst bridges in the country. I guess technically two bridges.
    And will only be in existence for a few more years. They're replacing that crapfest of a bridge with an 8 lane bridge.



    Land acquisition for the footprint of the new bridge and realigned freeway is already well in process, which is why parts of downtown Bettendorf look like it's been struck by the zombie apocalypse.

    The problem with the existing bridges is neither were designed to handle Interstate traffic, as both were built well before Interstates even existed - the north span in the 1930s, the south span in the 1950s.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    Cross the Mississippi on I-74 to see one of the worst bridges in the country. I guess technically two bridges.

    If that's the one I'm thinking of, I walked across it one time. There's a pedestrian lane off the side. Before the kids, we'd go all over hiking with our dog. He got halfway across that before he got his toenail caught in the grates, and suddenly realized he could see thru the bridge (not sure how he didn't figure that out sooner), so he froze and I had to carry a 60# dog halfway across that f-er. IIRC, we parked by the river bandits stadium, hiked up to that bridge, then back down the IL side and crossed back over on highway 67 right by the ball park.

    We stopped at the Blue Cat Brewpub before going home and picked up a growler, so it was worth the dog carrying, I guess.



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    Re: Moline for work

    Gods speed.



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